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26-year-old high energy rock band New Bomb Turks were one of many popular acts at this past weekend's Blackoutfest '16. (WOUB/ Joe Votaw)
26-year-old high energy rock band New Bomb Turks were one of many popular acts at this past weekend's Blackoutfest '16. (WOUB/ Joe Votaw)

Blackoutfest ’16 Ends On a High Note


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This past weekend marked the passing of Blackoutfest, a weekend-long series of rock ‘n’ roll shows at Athens’ own beloved Union Bar. Throughout the shows, which took place Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, both regional and national acts rocked out on the club’s recently renovated upstairs stage. Check out these photos, taken Saturday night, by WOUB’s own Joe Votaw.

 

Bartenders tend to the needs of a busy bar on the last night of Blackoutfest '16. (WOUB/ Joe Votaw)
Bartenders tend to the needs of a busy bar on the last night of Blackoutfest ’16. (WOUB/ Joe Votaw)
DJ Barticus took the stage at The Union to introduce one of the weekend's national acts, Birthday Suits. (WOUB/ Joe Votaw)
DJ Barticus took the stage at The Union to introduce one of the weekend’s national acts, Birthday Suits. (WOUB/ Joe Votaw)
Minneapolis/St. Paul based Birthday Suits were one of the larger acts to play this year's Blackoutfest. (WOUB/ Joe Votaw)
Minneapolis/St. Paul based Birthday Suits were one of the larger acts to play this year’s Blackoutfest. (WOUB/ Joe Votaw)
Columbus' beloved New Bomb Turks brought high energy punk rock to Blackoutfest '16's closing night. (WOUB/ Joe Votaw)
Columbus’ beloved New Bomb Turks brought high energy punk rock to Blackoutfest ’16’s closing night. (WOUB/ Joe Votaw)
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Bar patrons enjoy the balmy weekend weather at The Union during Blackoutfest ’16. (WOUB/ Joe Votaw)
A snapshot of the Saturday night performance of Birthday Suits. (WOUB/ Joe Votaw)
A snapshot of the Saturday night performance of Birthday Suits. (WOUB/ Joe Votaw)