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Fri, Sep 27, 2013 4:35 pm

On Sept. 18, 2013, WOUB Music Director Mark Hellenberg set out for Nashville, Tenn., home of the annual Americana Music Festival.

Over the course of four days, he took in numerous performances and industry panel discussions, squeezed his way into over-capacity clubs and dodged thousands of pre-teen Taylor Swift fans (and their mothers).

Here is what transpired in Music City--or an alternate-universe version of it--that week.

Day One

Thu, Sep 26, 2013 10:42 am

Stuart’s Opera House concludes its 2013 Free Summer Concert Series on Friday, Sept. 27 with up-and-coming Americana artist Nora Jane Struthers and her band The Party Line. Held in conjunction with Nelsonville's Final Fridays celebration, the concert will take place in the Stuart's parking lot at 7 p.m.

Mon, Sep 23, 2013 10:51 am

This Thursday will be a homecoming of sorts for The Burning River Ramblers, a Cleveland-based rock/funk group with Ohio University roots.

The band will host a release party for its sophomore album, To Color a Fool, at The Union with two local up-and-coming groups, The Whole Hearted Half Wits and Fathers of the Revolution.

Thu, Sep 19, 2013 10:38 am

Area country music fans will be in for a Halloween treat when Kacey Musgraves' "Same Trailer, Different Tour" rolls into Athens on Oct. 31. The singer-songwriter, who is currently up for six CMA Awards, will perform at OU's Memorial Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.

Wed, Sep 18, 2013 9:25 am

Veteran indie rock band Yo La Tengo performed for an enthusiastic Stuart's Opera House audience on Sept. 17.

The band is currently touring in support of its 13th full-length album, Fade.

For information about upcoming shows at Stuart's Opera House, visit www.stuartsoperahouse.org.

Tue, Sep 17, 2013 4:32 pm

In a few days, Gen X'ers will be pouring in to Athens for OU Parents Weekend, and Ohio Valley Summer Theater has just the ticket for those looking to relive the era of Madonna, moonwalking and Martha Quinn. "Ohio Valley Live: Parents Rock!," a sketch comedy/live music show, will be presented at ARTS/West on Friday, Sept. 20 and Saturday, Sept. 21 with performances at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Fri, Sep 13, 2013 5:21 pm

After rapturously received performances at Stuart's Opera House in 2009 and the Nelsonville Music Festival in 2011, indie rock legends Yo La Tengo will return to Stuart's on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 8 p.m.

Since 1986, Yo La Tengo have been one of indie rock's most critically acclaimed and prolific acts, recording more than 30 albums, EPs and soundtracks. The band is currently touring in support of its latest album, Fade.

Tue, Sep 10, 2013 11:37 am

After watching a reality TV show where average citizens helped feed homeless individuals, a local man grew inspired to do something for those in need in his own community.

Jeremy Gibson, guitar player and songwriter for the band Appalachian Hillside Revolution, got together a group of friends and fellow musicians to organize a two-day concert, called One Show For One Soul, on Sept. 27 and 28.

This year’s proceeds will go to the family of Shirley Cullison, of Glouster, who recently passed away at age 70 after a bout with cancer.