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PHOTOS: Greg Ashley at The Union


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Perhaps Greg Ashley’s most recent album, Pictures of Saint Paul Street, isn’t exactly a glowing review of an existence within the reality we share — but that doesn’t mean it isn’t honest. And, after watching him perform live, solo, on the stage of the Union, it’s clear that if there is anything that Ashley is particularly… Read More

LFC Presents 16th Annual Performance of ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’

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The Lost Flamingo Company (LFC) will be presenting its 16th annual performance and screening of the 1970’s cult-classic film, The Rocky Horror Picture Show Oct. 19 through Oct. 21 at The Union. The LFC, Ohio University’s only student-run theater company, has made Rocky Horror a routine event shown around Halloween each year. The event consists of… Read More

Local Band Clubhouse To Play In The Firefly Music Festival

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ATHENS, Ohio — This summer’s Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware sports headliners such as Bob Dylan, Chance The Rapper, and Twenty One Pilots. And for Athens’ attendees, Clubhouse. The Ohio-based indie-pop band won a chance to perform at Firefly through the Big Break Global Contest. A social media voting contest was sponsored by the festival… Read More

Upstairs at The Union

More Than Just A Bar: Performers, Patrons Reflect On The Union

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The Athens music community was rocked by Sunday's news that a section of West Union Street was consumed by fire, impacting longtime music venues The Union Bar & Grill and Jackie O's Pub & Brewery.

While Jackie O's Brewpub plans to reopen soon, The Union's future is uncertain.

WOUB reached out to current and former Athens musicians and Union regulars to get their thoughts on Sunday's fire and one of the region's most storied music venues.