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According to the GoFundMe page for the Union Street Fire Employee Relief, more than $44,000 has been raised by 750 people in just eight days. Now Athens musicians are stepping up.
The first of three benefits has been scheduled for this Saturday at Casa Cantina, featuring 10 of Athens' best-known bands and 100% of the proceeds going to Union Street employees affected by the Nov. 16 fire.
Ten-year-old Adyn Bucher is planning on rocking out this Saturday at Jackie O's. And you're invited to join her.
Adyn and her family are hosting the first-ever benefit for Adyn's Dream, a non-profit charity dedicated to providing assistance to families that have members who are living with Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Saturday's concert features Athens surf-rock band The D-Rays and Oldboy, a folk-rock quintet from Cleveland.
There's no shortage of fall festivals in Southeast Ohio, especially this weekend. But there's only one area festival featuring many of today's best indie musicians (not to mention lumberjacks, bull riding, Columbus Zoo animals and fireworks): The second annual Hocktoberfest, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 4 at Hocking College.
Sponsored by Rocky Brands and Hocking College, the free day-long fest is offering a jam-packed schedule of entertainment, including several notable up-and-coming bands.
The Ohio University Performing Arts Series will present The Turtle Island Quartet on Sept. 22 in Baker Center Theater.
The two-time Grammy Award-winning group will debut their new movement, Birth of the Cool, and album, Confetti Man, both paying homage to the jazz era with new arrangements of old standards by Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck and other legends.
Brooklyn's Shilpa Ray brings her unique blend of blues and punk to The Union this Saturday, along with fellow New Yorkers She Keeps Bees as the opening act. If Ray's past Union shows are any indication, this should be a night to remember. Indeed, the event's Facebook page reads: "Shilpa Ray is a wailing, fire-breathing… Read More