Athens own Blackoutfest turns legal age this year, celebrating 18 years of Scott Winland bringing awesome underground rock and roll to Athens for a weekend each year for one big party of music. The 18th annual Blackoutfest will take place THIS WEEKEND (Thursday, April 11 – Saturday, April 13) at The Union in Athens, Ohio. 30 bands over three nights including music from Cheap Time, Natural Child, Greg Ashley Band, Birthday Suits, and Useless Eaters and some great Ohio bands like Grafton, EYE, and Unholy TwoÂ along with the usual Athens mainstays too. Tickets are on sale at Haffa’s Records in Athens right now, or you can buy them at the door.
Aquabear Legion is honored to co-sponsor Friday Â night (April 12th)Â of Blackoutfest with music from Natural Child,Â Birthday Suits,Â EYE,Â Grafton,Â The D-Rays,Â Hex Net,Â Unholy Two,Â Homemade Drugs,Â Hook & Eye andÂ Unmonumental. Starts at 6:00pm SHARP. Â We’ll have some free pizza at the start of Friday night from Avalanche courtesy of the Aquabear, so come early.. plus free Aquabear stickers for all! And there is a guitar raffle all weekend (you could win a badass guitar from United Lutherie made just for the show) and sweet screenprinted posters from Jason Frederick. Come out, see bands, support rock and roll, and buy some stuff. And the brand new Splooge Magazine is co-sponsoring Saturday night!
Schedule below and you can attend on Facebook here.
Thursday PRE-PARTY!!! 8PM // $5
Friday – AQUABEAR BLACKOUT!! 6PM //$8
Hook & Eye
Saturday – SPLOOGEOUT!!! 4PM // $8
Greg Ashley Band