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Posted on: February 26, 2024

The Classic Center Opens Season Ticket Deposits For Highly Anticipated Professional Hockey Season

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The Classic Center is pleased to announce that Athens Pro Hockey will soon begin accepting season ticket deposits for their inaugural season. The team, temporarily named Athens Pro Hockey, will host their home games at The Classic Center Arena, which is s...

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Posted on: February 12, 2024

The “Rhythm is Gonna Get You” as On Your Feet! Takes The Classic Center Stage This April

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Classic Entertainment concludes the 2023 – 2024 Broadway Entertainment Series with a brand-new production of the smash-hit musical On Your Feet! at The Classic Center Theatre on Monday, April 1, at 7:30 p.m.

This inspiring true story about heart,...

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Posted on: January 16, 2024

Tony® & Olivier Award-Winning “Must-See Musical” (NPR) Come From Away Coming to Athens This February

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Classic Entertainment presents Come From Away, a Broadway musical about the inspiring story of a small town that welcomed the world, taking the stage on Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m. at The Classic Center Theatre.

Come From Away tells the remarkable tru...

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Posted on: January 10, 2024

Swan Lake Comes to The Classic Center March 3 as Part of World Ballet Series

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Swan Lake, one of the most beloved ballets of all time, comes to The Classic Center in an original new production on Sunday, March 3, at 6:00 p.m. The one-night-only performance is part of the World Ballet Series’ ongoing 2023-2024 U.S. tour. &a...

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Posted on: December 4, 2023

The Classic Center Tops Out Construction for the Arena

Topping Out

(Athens, GA)- The Classic Center celebrated a topping out of the construction for The Classic Center Arena on November 28, 2023. Many leaders and community members gathered for this momentous occasion, where several exciting announcements were re...

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Posted on: November 21, 2023

Menopause The Musical 2 - Cruising Through ‘The Change’® To Hit Downtown Athens Next Spring

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Plan the perfect girl’s night with tickets to Menopause The Musical 2 - Cruising Through ‘The Change’®, taking The Classic Center Theatre stage on Tuesday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m.

 Menopause T...

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Posted on: November 16, 2023

Athens Local Receives National 20 in their Twenties Award

Alison Melivin

ATHENS, Ga – The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) selects a class of 20 professionals in the global event industry in their twenties to be recognized each year for making a difference in their workplace and the industry. Alison Melvin...

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Posted on: November 14, 2023

2023 Community Grant Recipients Announced

ATHENS, Ga – The Classic Center Cultural Foundation is pleased to announce the 2023 community grant recipients. Join the Cultural Foundation in congratulating the following organizations on their efforts to support the arts and workforce develop...

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Posted on: November 1, 2023

President/CEO of The Classic Center Recognized Among State Influential Leaders

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ATHENS, GA – Georgia Trend Magazine selects 500 of the Most Influential Leaders in Georgia each year to publish in a special magazine edition, Georgia 500. This year, Paul Cramer, President/CEO of The Classic Center, was among the group selected...

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Posted on: September 15, 2023

The 15 Best Things to Do in Athens, Georgia

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The Classic Center is highlighted in Wandering Wheatley's blog post "The 15 Best Things To Do In Athens, Georgia," by Jacqueline Gualitieri.

Athens, Georgia, may be best known as the home of the University of Georgia and for being one of the best...

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Posted on: August 15, 2023

“The Best Musical of The Century,” The Book of Mormon Coming to The Classic Center Theatre May 7

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Nine-time Tony Award® -Winning Best Musical The Book of Mormon will take the stage for one night only in Athens on Tuesday, May 7, at 7:30 p.m. at The Classic Center Theatre. 

Since opening on March 24, 2011, The Book of Mormon has become...

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Posted on: September 18, 2023

Loverly Grey's Ultimate Guide to Athens, GA

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The Classic Center is highlighted in Loverly Grey's blog post "Ultimate Guide to Athens, GA."

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Posted on: July 6, 2023

Providing valuable resources to create successful career paths

ATHENS, Ga – Six participants from Bread for Life’s Career Connect spent five weeks this summer exploring different career fields while getting paid to work part-time at The Classic Center. 

Bread for Life is a nonprofit that has been in Athens, G...

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Posted on: July 6, 2023

Local Receives National 40 under 40 Award

Brandon Stroud

ATHENS, Ga – The National Parking Association selects a class of 40 professionals in the parking industry under 40 years of age to be recognized each year for making a difference in their workplace and in their industry. This year, The Classic Center is h...

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Posted on: May 30, 2023

Athens Local Receives 30 under 30 Award

Abigail Bergman

ATHENS, Ga – The International Association of Venue Managers selects a class of 30 venue professionals under 30 years of age to be recognized each year. This year The Classic Center is honored to have one of its own among the recipients.

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Posted on: May 17, 2023

Largest Solar Rooftop Display Begins

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ATHENS, Ga – The first phase of the 1,600 solar panels that will be placed on the rooftops of The Classic Center’s buildings is underway. The Classic Center is partnering with Cherry Street Energy to build Georgia's largest municipal rooftop sola...

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Posted on: May 15, 2023

The Classic Center Cultural Foundation Awards Scholarships to Eight Regional High School Students

ATHENS, Ga - The Classic Center Cultural Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2023 performing and visual arts scholarships: Laila Carter, North Oconee High School; Seager Hunt, Athens Academy; Kaylor Jones, Prince Avenue Christian Schoo...

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Posted on: May 15, 2023

Four students receive scholarships from the 2023 Paul T. Martin Hospitality Education Fund

ATHENS, Ga - The Classic Center Cultural Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2023 Paul T. Martin Hospitality Education Fund: Haynes Baker, University of Georgia; McKenna Ezekiel, Athens Community Career Academy, Athens Technical Colleg...

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Posted on: April 4, 2023

The Classic Center Awards Employees with Scholarship Funds

Four employees of The Classic Center were recently awarded scholarships to further pursue their career goals in the hospitality industry.   The Classic Center has long been a driving force in workforce development. The addition of the Paul M. Cra...

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Posted on: March 30, 2023

Explore Georgia to Celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day March 30

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Explore Georgia, the tourism division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, is proud to support Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) on March 30

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Posted on: March 3, 2023

The Classic Center Reveals New Brand

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(Athens, Ga) –The Classic Center unveiled its new logo, inspired by the stainless-steel structure, “Nest” by artist Maureen Kelly, hanging in the atrium of The Classic Center.

Kaptiv8, an Athens-based creative agency, designed...

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Posted on: February 20, 2023

New Members added to Arena Project User Group

(Athens, Ga) – Athens-Clarke County Manager Blaine Williams has appointed two new members to the SPLOST Project User Group for The Classic Center Arena, which is set to open in early 2024. The Project User Group provides input and guidance to th...

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Posted on: February 13, 2023

Increased Support for Hospitality Learning Lab

ATHENS, Ga. – The Classic Center Cultural Foundation receives a grant from The Newland Family Foundation, Inc., that will be used to support the experience for students in The Classic Center Learning Lab.

The Newland Family Foundation is...

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Posted on: January 26, 2023

Georgia Music Hall of Fame Support Grows

Georgia's music collection has a new home at The Classic Center Arena

Georgia Music Hall of Fame Support Grows

 ATHENS, Ga. – The Riverview Foundation awarded The Classic Center Cultural Foundation a grant totaling $100,000 in support of the ELEVATE Campaign. This grant will enhance the experience of the G...

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Posted on: December 12, 2022

The Classic Center and New Arena Powered by the Sun

The Classic Center Arena Rendering

The Classic Center and New Arena Powered by the Sun 

Athens-Clarke County Approves Largest Municipal Rooftop Solar in Georgia 

Athens, GA—Athens-Clarke County Commission unanimously approved an agreement to allow The&...

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