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CANCELLED: 2020 OU Music Industry Summit

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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

OU Welcomes NPR’s Bob Boilen, Tank and the Bangas April 12

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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

Montreal’s Trio Fibonacci to Perform on OU’s Athens Campus March 3


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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 to Perform in Baker Center Theatre Feb. 5


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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

Darlene Love to Plead ‘Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)’ to OU Dec. 11


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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

William Matheny and Adam Remnant to Kick Off Intimate Stage Door Series

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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

Bob Boilen, Valerie June, Julie Byrne, River Whyless to Visit OU April 13


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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

Lyle Lovett and Shawn Colvin Headed to OU Athens Campus March 21, 2018


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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

PHOTOS: Gavin DeGraw at OU Oct. 21


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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

‘The Simon and Garfunkel Story’ Headed to OU Oct. 4

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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

Chris Janson’s ‘The Everybody Tour’ Headed to OU Nov. 17


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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

Adyn’s Dream Brings Pokey LaFarge, The Judy Chops, To Athens

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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

Bottle Rocket Cabaret To Bring Tales Of Heartache To Athens This Sunday

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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

Anonymous Donor Lifts Up OU Performing Arts Program


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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