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Tue, Aug 13, 2013 3:02 pm

Up-and-coming Americana trio Underhill Rose is set to make its Athens, Ohio, debut this Friday, Aug. 16 at the Casa Cantina.

The group is currently touring in support of its sophomore album, Something Real, which recently reached #18 on the Americana Music Association charts.

Formed in Asheville, N.C. in 2009, Underhill Rose is comprised of Eleanor Underhill (banjo, harmonies, lead vocals), Molly Rose (guitar, lead vocals) and Salley Williamson (upright bass, backing vocals).

Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:13 am

Celebrate New Concord, the summer entertainment series now in its 13th year, will present its season finale with The Jerry Weaver Good Time Jazz Band on Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m.

The Jerry Weaver Good Time Jazz Band last appeared at Celebrate New Concord in 2010, drawing nearly 300 audience members.

Since its first New Concord appearance in 2003, the group has entertained more than 1,000 people and holds two places on the series' top 10 all-time attendance record.     

Mon, Aug 12, 2013 9:11 am

Hundreds of area music aficianados came out to support local organizations and charities during the 15th annual Athens Community Music Festival, held Aug. 10.

The event, which featured more than 30 acts performing at The Union, Jackie O's Pub & Brewery, Casa Cantina, Smiling Skull Saloon and Donkey Coffee, raised funds for ARTS/West, The Gathering Place and the Bryan Winland Memorial Art & Music Scholarship.

Thu, Aug 8, 2013 4:15 pm

The 15th annual Athens Community Music Festival is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 10, featuring more than 30 local acts at six uptown venues.

Fest organizer Scott Winland talks about what it takes to put it all together and how area musicians will be rocking out for a good cause this weekend.

Tue, Aug 6, 2013 5:23 pm

An intensive one-week chamber music festival inspired by the spirit of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the beautiful surroundings of Athens is taking place today through Aug. 10.

The Mozart on the Green Festival and Academy is hosting renowned musicians from around the country to teach young musicians during the day and present world-class chamber music concerts in the evenings.

The evening performances, hour-long casual concerts hosted nightly in several different locations around the city, promise to deliver delightful and inspiring sounds for audiences of all ages.

Tue, Aug 6, 2013 3:29 pm

The Human Services Association (HSA) of Ohio University-Chillicothe will present Webb Wilder in concert on Aug. 10 at the First Capital Musical Hall at The Bank, 27 W. 2nd Street, Chillicothe.

He will be preceded by some noted area musicians, providing the trappings for an outstanding night of musical enjoyment.

Wilder will take the stage at 8:30 p.m. He will be preceded by Crossroad Station, a band from Jackson, at 6 p.m. and Brian Dollison, whose acoustic guitar talent has made him a fixture in the Chillicothe and Circleville musical scenes, at 8 p.m.

Mon, Aug 5, 2013 11:11 am

Melding the musical, art and consciousness realms, the Rootwire Music and Arts Festival is anything but your standard summer music festival.

Held Aug. 15-18 at Kaeppner’s Woods in Logan, Rootwire brings together dozens of musicians, visionary artists, guest speakers, yoga instructors and a variety of performers for four days of performances, workshops and camping.

The event, in its fourth year, was created by the Athens-spawned psychedelic band Papadosio.

Wed, Jul 31, 2013 8:00 pm

Some of the biggest musical acts will be gracing the stage of Stuart’s Opera House this weekend during the annual A Night with the Legends concert.

Athens and Nelsonville area celebrities will be paying tribute to some of music’s biggest stars in order to raise money for the historical opera house.

This year’s performers will take the stage as ABBA, Lionel Richie, Englebert Humperdink, James Taylor, Melissa Etheridge, Joan Jett, Jennifer Holliday, The Pointer Sisters, Tina Turner, Barbara Streisand, Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, The Temptations, Carly Simon and more.