NPR’s Mountain Stage w/ Larry Groce returns to the campus of Ohio University on Sunday, October 9 with Hot Tuna, The Jayhawks, Southeast Engine and more. Tickets go on sale August 1.

Mountain Stage w/ Larry Groce, the two-hour live performance radio show will return to Athens, OH on Sunday October 9 at the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium on the campus of Ohio University for a 7pm show. A production of West Virginia Public Broadcasting now in its 28th season, Mountain Stage is heard weekly on WOUB Saturdays at 8p.m. and Tuesdays at 2a.m. The show features five guest artists in a two-hour showcase that is recorded for later distribution to over 100 NPR stations nationwide and overseas on the Voice of America satellite service.

Performers for the October 9 show include alt-country band The Jayhawks, legendary rock group Hot Tuna (featuring Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady), traditional Irish Folk artists Karan Casey & John Doyle, mid-western roots rockers Ha Ha Tonka and Athens’ very own Southeast Engine. Tickets are $25 for the first ten rows and the remaining seats are $15.

Tickets can be purchased online, by phone at 740.593.1780 or at the Auditorium Box Office, Monday-Friday from 12 noon to 5p.m.

“We are thrilled to have Mountain Stage returning to Athens for what will surely be an incredible night of music,” says Andrew Holzaepfel, Associate Director of Programming at Ohio University, “Not only will our audience have the opportunity to hear five amazing groups but they share the experience of seeing ‘live performance radio’ being recorded for future broadcast.” This will be the radio show’s seventh recording in Athens, OH.

Mountain Stage host and artistic director Larry Groce says his team is looking forward to returning to Athens. “We have a great station in WOUB and the folks in Athens love great music, regardless of genre, therefore they appreciate what we strive to do with the show. The University and venue staff always makes us feel at home and the Auditorium is a beautiful setting to see a show.”

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Mountain Stage is a production of WV Public Broadcasting.