The Classic Center
The Classic Center is Athens-Clarke County's premier convention and meeting facility. Located in and anchoring the eastern edge of downtown Athens, the facility has hosted everything from Broadway musicals to performances by Bob Dylan. It contains 50,000 square feet of flexible meeting and exhibit space, as well as a 2,100-seat performing arts theatre. Additionally, the center also holds the offices for the Athens Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB).
The center today operates as a self-supporting facility while hosting events that make an economic impact on the community. In fiscal year 2002, the facility hosted 575 events with a total attendance of 350,000 people.
The Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau
There are so many things to do and places to go in Athens! The Convention and Visitors Bureau website provides official information on area hotels, attractions, trivia, and a special events calendar with hundreds of listings.
The Morton Theater
The Morton Theatre, completed in 1910, is the only remaining vaudeville theater on the National Register of Historic Places that was built, owned, and operated by an African-American, Monroe "Pink" Morton. In its heyday, the Morton featured headliners such as Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, Blind Willie McTell, and Duke Ellington. The Morton Theatre currently hosts plays and performances such as "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom."