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Nightlife events
Aug. 12-19
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40 Watt Club, Athens. 706-549-7871. Live music, Thursday-Saturday.

37 Main, Buford. 678-288-2030. Rock Mafia, Thursday; Departure, Friday; Queen Nation, Saturday.

American Legion, Paul E. Bolding Post 7, Gainesville. 770-534-7091.

American Legion, Cleveland. 706-865-3951. Bingo, Monday.

AJ's Fun Food & Friends, Gainesville. 770-287-3030. Karaoke with Jonathan Ingram, Thursday; Roxstar, Friday; karaoke, Saturday; Jukebox Hero, Sunday; open mic with Jonathan Ingram, Tuesday.

Bigg Daddy's, Helen. 706-878-2739.

Blonde, Gainesville. 770-503-0900. DJ, Thursday; The Cody Marlowe Band, DJ Friday; The Other Side of Homer, DJ, Saturday; open mic, Wednesday.

Bottom of the Cup, Flowery Branch. 770-965-0315. DJ, Friday; karaoke, Saturday; poker, Sunday.

Buffalo's Café, Oakwood. 770-297-7130. Trivia, today; live entertainment, Friday.

Caledonia Lounge, Athens. 706-549-5577. Rose Melberg, World Atlas, Sweater Girls, Titans of Filth, Reptar, Antivillains, Misfortune500, The Pass, Thursday; Defiance, Ohio, Nana Grizol, Your Heart Breaks, Madeline, Thayer Sarrano, The Gary, Bambara, Poison Control Center, Friday; Dead Dog, Gold Bears, Onward Chariots, Very Truly Yours, Thee American Revolution, Big Fresh, Open Letters, Laminated Cat, Saturday; Arturo in Letto, ArnHao, Border Lions, Monday; Of Legend, Khann, Utah, Vertically Challenged, Tuesday; The Premonitions, Lions, Tigers, and Bears, Eddie The Wheel, Tuesday.

Cocktail Cove, Buford. 770-932-5000. Texas Hold 'em, Thursday; live music, Saturday; Texas Hold 'em, Sunday; bingo, Monday; Texas Hold 'em, Tuesday.

The Crimson Moon, Dahlonega. 706-864-3982. Tom & Juli, Thursday; Blue Mother Tupelo, Friday; The Camp Creek Committee, Saturday, Rev. Jeff Mosiers Bluegrass Jam, Sunday.

The Dam Bar, Buford. 678-546-7535. Karaoke, Thursday; Vertigo, Friday; The Lunatics, Saturday;  Dixie Duncan, Monday.

The Earl, Atlanta. Bomber City, Tiger! Tiger!, Friday; Trances Arc, The Aristocrats, Ill, Saturday; Al Shelton, Sunday; Carnivores, White Mystery, Night Beats, The Clap, Monday.

Eddie's Attic, Decatur. 404-377-4976. Lissy Rosemont & The Junior League Band, John Pringle, Friday; Roxie Watson, Jimmy Galloway, Saturday; Don Schlitz, Sunday; open mic, Monday; Madi Diaz, Tuesday.

Gainesville Elks Lodge, Gainesville. 770-532-6554. Bingo, Sunday.

Grapes & Hops Bar & Bistro, Flowery Branch. 770-965-9145. Richard Thompson, Friday; Betty Seni, Saturday.

Inman Perk, Gainesville. 678-971-8091.

Irish Bred Pub, Gainesville. 770-532-0700. Live music, Thursday-Saturday; open mic, Tuesday; trivia, Wednesday.

Lakehouse Bar & Grill, Flowery Branch. 770-967-4979. Live music, Friday; poker, Wednesday.

Lanier Diner, Gainesville. 770-287-3000. Karaoke with Linda Evans, Friday.

Locos Grill, Gainesville. 770-534-5771. Trivia, Monday, Wednesday.

Luna's, Gainesville. 770-531-0848. Steve Jade, Friday; Peggie Hoskins and Wayne Langford, Saturday.

Monkey Barrel, Gainesville. 770-297-0116. Trivia, Thursday; Michael C. Smith and The Neighborhood, Friday; Alex Hall, Saturday.

The Melting Point, Athens. 706-433-1929. The Suex Effect, Adam Payne, Thursday; The Swingin' Medallions, Friday; Kevn Kinney, Back Row Baptists, Saturday; Borderhop Trio, Tuesday.

La Parilla, Dahlonega. 706-867-7155. Chad Bowmar, Thursday.

La Parilla, Oakwood. 770-297-0811.

The Olive Branch, Clermont. 770-983-9747. Chad Bowmar, Friday.

Peachtree Tavern, Atlanta. 404-842-1700, ext. 3179. Bodega Roja with The Incredible Sandwich, Thursday; Kingbilly, Connor Christian, Friday; Thomas Tillman, Tammy Luchich, Saturday; Sunset Love Affair, Wednesday.

Pizza Pub, Buford. 770-831-0272. Bike night, live music, Thursday; Texas Hold ‘em, Midnight Pornstars, Friday; live music; Saturday; karaoke, Saturday; Texas Hold 'em, Sunday.

Prime Parc, Buford. 678-482-2125. Peggie Hoskins, Friday.

Pueblos, Dahlonega. 706-867-7155. Chad Bowmar, Thursday.

    Pueblos, Gainesville. 678-450-4500. Chad Bowmar, Wednesday.

Red Light Cafe, Atlanta. 404-874-7828. Valarie Smith & Liberty Pike, Thursday; Frets On Fire, The Keys, Ben Mayer, Zac Taylor, open Mic sign-up, Wednesday.

Scott's on the Square, Gainesville. 770-536-1111. Live music, Saturday.

Shane's Rib Shack, Flowery Branch. 770-965-0123. Trivia, Thursday and Tuesday. 

Shenanigans, Dahlonega. 706-482-0114. Erick Jones, Friday; Tim O'Donovan, Saturday, trivia, Monday.

Shooter's Tavern, Gainesville. 770-531-9768. Karaoke, today; DJ, Friday-Saturday; poker, Wednesday; open mic Atlanta, Tuesday.

Southside Bar & Grill, Helen. 706-878-2291. Live music, DJ, karaoke, Friday-Saturday; karaoke, Sunday; open mic, Monday; karaoke, Tuesday-Wednesday.

Tabby's Irish Pub, Buford. 404-483-0518. Trivia, Thursday; Texas Hold 'em, Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; open mic, Tuesday.

The Top of Gainesville, Gainesville. 770-536-3759. Adult entertainment, DJ music, Tuesday-Saturday.

Triple Play, Buford. 678-741-3030. Live music, Friday-Saturday; Texas Hold 'em, Monday; karaoke, Wednesday.

Variety Playhouse, Atlanta. 404-524-7354. Big Mike Geier's Elvis Royale, Friday-Saturday.

Wild Bill's, Duluth. 678-473-1000. Blackberry Smoke, Friday; Riff Raff, Saturday.

Wild Wing Cafe, Gainesville. 770-536-9177. Live band karaoke with Animal House, Thursday; live music, Friday; King Daddy Polecats, Saturday; acoustic, Sunday; bike night, Wednesday.