A few standouts for Thursday night partiers:
*Birmingham-based U.S, billed as the ultimate '80s party band, takes the stage at the Shanty Shack for a show that begins at 8 p.m. No cover. The bar's at 4475 Warm Springs Road. Call 706-507-3418.
*There's an open mike night at Fountain City Coffee, 1007 Broadway. The music starts at 8 p.m. No cover. 706-494-6659.
*Trucker Dave performs at The Roadhouse, 1047 Broadway. The free show starts at 8 p.m.
*SoHo Bar & Grill, 5751 Milgen Road, hosts the South Carolina-based rockers from Crowfield. Show starts at 10 p.m. Cover is $5, free for military. 706-568-3316.
*There's an open mike night at After 5, 3709 Gentian Blvd. Music starts at 9:15 p.m. No cover. 706-507-0024.
Fountain City's open mike is for partiers of all ages. All other events are 21 and older.
Learn more about the local nightlife scene on the Walk of Shame blog at www.ledger-enquirer.com.