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Wed, May 6, 2015 4:24 pm

The Nelsonville Music Festival will be hosting a free party at Used Kids (1980 N. High St., Columbus) on Saturday from 4-8 p.m. with music from Ohio bands including The Sidekicks (Columbus), Good English (Dayton), The D-Rays (Athens) and Ryan Jewell/Brett Burleson (Columbus).

There will also be free pizza from Mikey’s Late Night Slice, giveaways and more. This event is free and no tickets are needed.

Wed, May 6, 2015 4:16 pm

The Color Dance Music Festival will return to Poston Lake Music Park for the third year on May 15-17.

Color Dance is inspired by the Hindu Festival of Colors, Holi, a celebration announcing the passing of winter and arrival of spring. Holi also celebrates themes of peace, spirituality and newness of life, while participants smear powdered color on themselves and others to celebrate unity and diversity.

Color Dance’s “color play” is a staple element of the festival and a physical representation of unity in diversity.

Thu, Apr 30, 2015 11:30 pm

On this episode of Meet the Artist, Athens musician Liz Pahl talks about her recent musical activities, her website "Life's Soundtrack" and how she balances artistic endeavors with family life. (VIDEO)

Thu, Apr 30, 2015 4:03 pm

For nearly 20 years, Athens musician Scott Winland has organized Blackoutfest, a three-night music festival at The Union Bar & Grill. However, last November's fire on West Union Street left the venue uninhabitable, putting the annual fest on hold for a while.

Now Winland has come up with a temporary solution until The Union is back up and running: The Blackout Bowl--an evening of live music and bowling at Rollerbowl Lanes. The event, scheduled for May 2, is also a fundraiser for this year's Nelsonville Music Festival.

Thu, Apr 30, 2015 2:01 pm

More than 270 Athens band students will take the stage to perform a variety of pieces, as well as some familiar tunes, at this year's Athens City Schools All Band Concert, which is set to set place 3 p.m. Sunday in the Athens High School Auditorium.

Wed, Apr 29, 2015 1:26 pm

Stuart’s Opera House is set to host an evening of award-winning bluegrass with Dailey & Vincent on Friday, May 1 at 7 p.m.

Young-but-seasoned veterans of bluegrass, traditional country and gospel groups, Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent cut their teeth working with with legends such as Doyle Lawson, John Hartford and Ricky Skaggs before forging their own distinct career path.

Vincent began his career onstage at age two with his family band, The Sally Mountain Show and has been singing with his sister Rhonda for most of his life.

Tue, Apr 28, 2015 8:20 am

Athens musician Matt Moore has been entertaining local audiences for years at venues like Donkey Coffee and The Front Room.

Now Moore is releasing First Songs, a 20-track album featuring a who's-who of Athens talent.

Mon, Apr 27, 2015 3:18 pm

Stuart's Opera House has announced the fifth round of lineup announcements for this year's Nelsonville Music Festival, including legendary soul singer Mavis Staples on Friday, May 29 and afrobeat/soul instrumental group The Budos Band on Saturday, May 30.

Other acts announced Monday include Howard, Samantha Crain, Todd Burge, Connections, The D-Rays, Ryan Jewell, Chris Biester, Scott Hedrick, Weedghost, Ethan Bartman and the Stuart's Opera House Afterschool Bands, plus a campground square dance and the Honey for the Heart puppets.