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2015 Spring Brown Bag Concert



Spring Semester Brown Bag Concerts
Rick Payne                                          January 21
Kelley’s Bridge                                    January 28
Sharon Bradshaw                               February 4
Blue Vine                                            February 25
Kentucky Memories                                  March 25
Russell High School Jazz Band         March 11 CANCELLED



Kentucky Memories
Wednesday, March 25
12:00 - 1:00 PM  Riffe Center Mains Rotunda


Kentucky Memories will play the Brown Bag Concert Series at Ohio University Southern on kymemoriesWednesday, February 18 from 12:00pm-1:00pm in the Mains Rotunda.  The band is led by award-winning musician Michael Garvin and is made up of his family members.  “We come from a long line of musicians.  My dad and cousins play with me, and together we’re carrying on the traditions of our family by playing this old-time Appalachian-style of music.” 

Kentucky Memories specializes in instrumental music; specifically fiddle tunes.  “I’ve studied fiddle tunes and players from all over the Tri-state.  We usually play a song from each area along with some waltzes.  This is similar music to what you would see in a square dance.”  Kentucky Memories have played at the Brown Bag Concert series for several years.  “This is one of the best venues for a local artist to play.  I look forward to doing these concerts every year!”


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Blue Vine
Wednesday, February 25
12:00 - 1:00 PM  Riffe Center Mains Rotunda


Blue Vine will play the Brown Bag Concert Series at Ohio University Southern on Wednesday, bluevineFebruary 25 from 12:00pm-1:00pm in the Mains Rotunda.  The band consists of multi-instrumentalist couple Janet Thompson and Michael Garvin.  The concert will be featuring the bluegrass banjo and old-time fiddle tunes along with original songs and covers of country and pop favorites. 

Janet is a graduate of Ohio University Southern and has kept up with the Brown Bag Concert series for over ten years.  “One of my favorite memories from being a student was attending these shows each week.  Now that we get to come back and play them after graduation makes it incredibly special!  The Rotunda is a beautiful place to visit, and each semester they offer such a great and diverse lineup of talent.” 


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Rick Payne
Wednesday, January 21
12:00 - 1:00 PM  Riffe Center Mains Rotunda

Rick Payne is very excited to be participating in the Brown Bag Concert at the Ohio University Southern Campus to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Rick was born and raised in Ironton, OH, graduated from Ironton High School, received his BA and BS from Ohio University, and his MA from the University of Dayton.
Regional theatre experience includes Annie Get Your Gun (Ensemble), South Pacific (Commander William Harbison), Hairspray (Seaweed), Godspell (Lamar), Footloose (Chuck Cranston), Company (Peter), Legally Blonde (Sandeep Padamadan/Nikos Argitacos), Camp Rock The Musical (Luke Williams), Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (Gloomy Gus), Back to the 80's... The Totally Aewsome Musical (Billy Arnold), The Outsiders (Jerry), Grease (Johnny Casino/Teen Angel), CATS the Musical (Old Deuteronomy), A Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas (Assistant Director), White Christmas (Ensemble), and his current show, Cinderella, where he will play the king at the Paramount Arts Center in Ashland, KY on March 20 & 21. He has also been a guest soloist for many regional events.


For more information, contact Nina Queen at or 740-533-4548.