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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.

Thu, Jul 25, 2013 2:29 am

This Saturday, The Union Bar & Grill will host modern-day Americana legends The Handsome Family with special guest Danny Barnes. While both acts have performed in Athens on separate occasions, this pairing promises to be one of the best local shows of the summer.

Wed, Jul 24, 2013 7:12 pm

This past weekend marked the 2013 All Good Music Festival. It was the second year of being located at Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio, and it attracted its usual eclectic crowd of festers.

There were hippies, trustafarians, deadheads, ravers, wookies, weirdos, hipsters and country-folk in addition to families and children.   

It’s not often you see all these people in the same place for the same reason, but that’s the beauty of an event like All Good.

Fri, Jul 26, 2013 10:09 am

From July 26-28, join WOUB, NPR Music, WFUV and Folk Alley for a live video webcast of the 2013 Newport Folk Festival, featuring performances by The Avett Brothers, Iris Dement, Beck, Andrew Bird and many others. The program will be hosted by NPR's Ann Powers and Bob Boilen and WFUV host and music director Rita Houston.