We’d like to take a few minutes to boast about our amazing city and everything it has to offer during your Piedmont Athens Regional GME residency. Athens, GA is a city percolating with life from its bustling neighborhoods and rural farmlands. At the heart of Athens is a downtown packed with live music venues, bars, restaurants and eclectic shops.
Live music has been a staple in the Athens social scene since the late 70’s when the 40 Watt Club opened its doors providing a downtown space for local bands to gain traction outside of the usual house parties. Since then the Athens music scene has exploded and given rise to countless famous bands and played host to even more. The Drive By Truckers, Perpetual Groove and Widespread Panic are just a few to call Athens home, while Alabama Shakes, Drew Holcombe and the Neighbors, Keb’ Mo’, and Waka Flaka Flame recently held shows in town.
If live music isn’t your idea of a good time on a Friday night, fear not, Athens is also home to an eclectic array of casual and fine dining restaurants. A food scene truly created with ‘a little something for everyone’ in mind. Available cuisines range from traditional Soul Food to Nuevo Southern and branch out into an exciting range of food from around the globe; Thai, Indian, Korean, Latin American, and Mediterranean are only a few of the cultural foods available throughout the Classic City.
Beyond food and music Athens offers a rich southern history, a variety of outdoor activities, museums, a beautiful botanical garden, a passionate sports scene and more.
If you choose the Piedmont Athens Regional GME program, rest assured that your life outside of the hospital will be one filled with rich experiences and memories that will last a lifetime.
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