Southern flair and fare amp up with live music in The Foundry, the reclaimed iron mill turned music venue at Graduate Athens. Boasting a crowd-pleasing lineup, concerts are on tap nightly (along with local craft beers). Enjoy your tunes complimentary during your stay at Graduate Athens with a 706 burger or one of The Foundry’s signature cocktails. Our menu features reimagined Southern comfort food made with locally sourced ingredients and small plates of feel-good favorites that are sure to satisfy.

Grab a pal, a front-row spot and a brew or two for a night to remember at The Foundry!

For those seeking to share their Southern hospitality, The Foundry also offers a variety of places and spaces to host company meetings, private dinners and weddings in addition to its music venue. Check out our Occasions tab for more information.

Over the years, The Foundry has hosted the Indigo Girls, Nappy Roots, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and Blind Boys of Alabama to perform their craft.  In addition to nationally renowned bands, The Foundry is now living room to local and emerging artists alike and frequented by Shawn Mullins, Randall Bramblett, Strawberry Flats, Carl Lindberg Jazz, and Crosby Still Nash & Young tribute band, Déjà vu.

Of course, this music is always enjoyed best over some delicious handcrafted food. Athens-local, Graduate Athens’ Executive Chef Joseph Houston III’s menu of reimagined Southern comfort food offers guests a taste of The Foundry’s heritage.  Local ingredients are sourced to create authentic dishes in house by way of scratch cooking. Feel-good favorites like locally-sourced plates and a bar stocked with local beers, wines and spirits serve up a warm communal experience to all.