The Norm performs on the Hull St. stage during the AthFest Music & Arts Festival in downtown Athens, Georgia, on Saturday, June 25, 2016. (Photo/ David A. Barnes)

The Norm, a band with a sound that fuses together musical styles from funk to reggae and rock to hip-hop, celebrated its anniversary in Athens Saturday, June 25 at AthFest.

“We’ve officially been in Athens for one year,” one of the band members said. The band’s first gig in Athens was at Nowhere Bar during AthFest last year.

“It’s been a great festival,” the band member said. “And this place is special.”

The band is originally from Florida, where it got its start in a garage in 2010 and moved up to Athens to follow in the footsteps of other artists including R.E.M. the B-52’s, Widespread Panic and The Drive-By Truckers.

The band emphasizes layering its sound and played pieces with a diversity of rock and hip-hop elements during its performance on the Hull Street stage today.

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