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Sigh in July: A Southeast Summer Oasis 7.21 - 7.22.17

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Athens, GA

Words & Photos by Julie Hutchins (Tipping Point Designs)


Sigh in July is a musical oasis for the summer music drought in Athens, GA. Primarily a college town, Athens becomes a sleepy place when the students leave. Universal Sigh uses this magical time to curate Sigh in July. In the past, Universal Sigh were frequent summertime residents on the Georgia Theatre Rooftop. The weekly residencies allowed Sigh to open their catalogue for hardcore “disighples” and attracted touring bands eager to meet heady southeast peeps. These residencies left US asking, “How do we incorporate more of our friends in our summertime get down?” Now, in its 2nd year, Sigh in July hosts regional and national touring bands, artists, and vendors! I have the pleasure of being involved with SIJ from the very beginning and it is truly incredible to watch the steady growth of the southeast music community.

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