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UPDATE: (March 10, 2020) In light of Ohio University’s announcement today to suspend in-person instruction through March 30, we are sad to announce that the 3rd Annual Ohio University Music Industry Summit and FINNEAS performance, scheduled for March 26, 2020, have been cancelled. We fully expect and intend to come with another amazing lineup and… Read More
Formed four years ago in Columbus on the campus of Ohio State University, Huntertones are a diverse group of American musicians who have excelled in their craft to the point that they were selected by the U.S. Department of State and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to represent American music to the rest… Read More
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah correspondent Michael Kosta will perform on Ohio University’s campus on Friday, November 1. His stop in Athens is one of his on his most recent tour, during which he will film his first ever hour-long comedy special on November 15 in Detroit. WOUB spoke to Kosta in the interview… Read More
NPR’s Bob Boilen will visit Ohio University on Friday, April 12 for the Scripps Visiting Artist series as a product of a partnership between the Ohio University Scripps College of Communication, the School of Media Arts & Studies, the Ohio University Performing Arts & Concert Series, the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, WOUB Public Media,… Read More
On Sunday, March 3, Montreal’s Trio Fibonacci will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Ohio University’s Glidden Recital Hall on the university’s Athens, OH campus. The performance is sponsored by the Ohio University Performing Arts Series. Trio Fibonacci is Julie-anne Derome on violin, Gabriel Prynn on cello, and Steven Massicotte on piano Trio Fibonacci made its… Read More
Boyd Meets Girl pairs Australian classical guitarist Rupert Boyd with American cellist Laura Metcalf. The duo performs an eclectic and engaging range of repertoire, from the baroque through modern day, including many of their own arrangements. Both acclaimed soloists in their own right, Boyd has been described as “truly evocative” by The Washington Post, and… Read More
On Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at 7:30 p.m., Darlene Love will bring her number one, Phil Spector produced holiday classic, “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” to the Templeton Blackburn Memorial Auditorium. No Christmas star shines quite as bright as the talent of the legendary Darlene Love. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee will… Read More
Ohio University’s Memorial Auditorium will be home to a different type of concert this month, one that invites the audience on stage with the artists. On Thursday, September 20, this year’s Stage Door Series will begin by hosting William Matheny and special guest Adam Remnant. William Matheny’s rock music is best known for retelling common… Read More
On Friday, March 23, the stage of the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium was graced by none other than Kenny G. The audiences enjoyed the soothing sounds of G’s sax, as well as his strategically placed saxophone jokes. Take a gander of the photos of the performer, taken by WOUB’s Austin Janning.
The Ohio University Scripps College of Communication, in partnership with the Ohio University Performing Arts & Concert Series, the School of Media Arts & Studies, the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, WOUB Public Media, and Arts for OHIO, will welcome NPR Music’s Bob Boilen to the main campus of Ohio University in Athens on Friday,… Read More
The Ohio University Performing Arts Series has just announced that legendary singer-songwriter Lyle Lovett and contemporary folk music gem Shawn Colvin will perform on Ohio University’s Athens campus in the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium on March 21, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Concert Connection pre-sale tickets will be up on Monday, December 18 noon to 3… Read More
Monday, Oct. 30, Andy Grammer stopped by the Ohio University campus for a performance at the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium. Take a look at these photos of the performance, taken by WOUB’s Connor Kurek.
Gavin DeGraw’s 2017 RAW tour stopped by Ohio University’s Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium Saturday, Oct. 21. Check out these photos of the performance, taken by WOUB’s Connor Kurek. DeGraw is a multi-platinum selling singer, performer and songwriter. He first broke through with the 2003 release of his debut album, Chariot, which sold over 1 million… Read More
There are few duos more iconic than Simon and Garfunkel. Not only a huge part of the folk-pop boom of the ‘60s, the group’s slim but ultimately incredibly powerful discography also influenced generations of indie rockers, singer-songwriters and just about everybody else who has picked up a guitar since the late ‘60s. On Oct. 3,… Read More
Andy Grammer will perform with a special guest in Ohio University’s Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium on October 30. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 22, and are available here. It is a tale now well told about a street performer on the Santa Monica Promenade who has gone on to reach tens of millions of… Read More
Warner Bros. Records/Warner Music Nashville country artist Chris Janson was born to entertain crowds. In 2015, his breakthrough #1 Platinum single “Buy Me A Boat” was the 7th bestselling country song of the year, although his professional music career began more than 10 years ago. The “Fix A Drink” singer is known as much for his… Read More
Take a look at these photos, taken by WOUB’s Robert Green, of brothers T.J. and John Osborne (known collectively as country western act Brothers Osborne) at Ohio University’s Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium Friday, September 8.
Adyn’s Dream is an Athens-based non-profit founded on the basic belief that, in hope, there is potential — and that potential is a simmering thing, precariously tipping between the now and something, better, grander, larger. For the past several years the organization has been raising funds for families living with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), an disease… Read More
This weekend, genre bopping duo Jamie-Sue Seal and John Latini (Bottle Rocket Cabaret) are headed to Ohio University’s Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium for an installment of the 10th season of their “Un-Valentine’s Show: Songs and Tales of Unforgiveness, Heartbreak, Dysfunction, and Revenge.” The show flips through a myriad of musical styles, all whilst spinning tales… Read More
The Canadian Brass was formed over four decades ago, when tubist Chuck Daellenbach and trombonist Gene Watts came together to craft something that was pretty unique in the early ’70s: a brass quartet that performed contemporary pop hits with a lively, playful energy. Fast forward more than 40 years, and the group was a part… Read More
Professional artists who visit Ohio University bring with them an excitement and energy felt not only by students but by faculty, too. These artists connect with students through master classes and workshops, influencing and broadening the students’ work as they begin to create their own artistic voice. Faculty witness this surge of artistic energy in… Read More
The Ohio University Performing Arts Series will present Billy Gardell, star of the CBS television series Mike & Molly, Saturday, Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. in Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium. Before Mike and Molly, Gardell co-starred in the critically acclaimed TV series Lucky. His other television credits include Yes Dear, Judging Amy, My Name is… Read More
Last night's audience at Ohio University's Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium were treated to dancing, juggling, contorting, hoop acts, plate-spinning and much more when China's Golden Dragon Acrobats took the stage. We hope you enjoy these photos of last night's performance, courtesy of WOUB's Brooke Herbert Hayes.