19th annual Blackoutfest is This Weekend in Athens: April 17-19

19th annual Blackoutfest is at The Union in Athens this weekend: April 17-19 with over 30 bands!
19th annual Blackoutfest is at The Union in Athens this weekend: April 17-19 with over 30 bands!

Blackoutfest turns 19 this year and features one hell of a lineup to celebrate the occasion. 3 nights of music at Athens, Ohio’s rock and roll institution The Union featuring over 30 bands from all over the country, including some of Ohio’s finest. Things kick off Thursday, April 17th around 7:00pm and continue on Friday and Saturday too featuring music fromĀ Greg Ashley (Gris Gris), Lover! (ex-Lost Sounds), Shilpa Ray, Cheap Time, Buffalo Killers, Unwed Teenage Mothers, Motel Beds, Connections,The D Rays, Total Blam Blams, Hex Net, Weird Science, Washington Beach Bums, Final Rites, Mssrs, John Brothers Piano Company, Dead Hand of Man, Jason Frederick, Red Feathers and tons more! Tickets are on sale right now at Haffa’s Records (who will be celebrating Record Store Day on Saturday too, so go support your local record store) for $8 a night or $20 for the weekend. I cannot think of anything better you could do with your weekend.

THURSDAY APRIL 17TH

LOVER! (ex-Lost Sounds/Reatards)

MOTEL BEDS (Dayton)

UNWED TEENAGE MOTHERS (Oxford MS)

JOHN BROTHERS PIANO COMPANY (Oakland CA)

HEX NET (Athens)

TOTAL BLAM BLAMS (Athens)

WEIRD SCIENCE (Athens)

NUDDHIST MONKS (Athens)

and more

FRIDAY APRIL 18TH

CHEAP TIME (Nashville TN)

BUFFALO KILLERS (Cincy)

THE D-RAYS (Athens)

WASHINGTON BEACH BUMS (Columbus)

LOPAN (Columbus)

MESSRS (Columbus)

DEAD HAND OF MAN (Athens)

and more

SATURDAY APRIL 19TH

SHILPA RAY (NYC)

GREG ASHLEY (Oakland)

CONNECTIONS (Columbus)

RED FEATHERS (Columbus)

BLOODY SHOW (Columbus/Cleveland)

SPEAKING SUNS (Yellow Springs)

JASON FREDERICK (Cleveland/Chicago)

UNMONUMENTAL (Athens)

SLUT CASTLE (Athens)

and more special guests to be announced…stay tuned!