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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
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.