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Hot Tuna, The Jayhawks, Southeast Engine to perform

National Public Radio's Mountain Stage with Larry Groce returns to Ohio University at 7 p.m Sunday, Oct. 9, with the Jayhawks, Hot Tuna and more.

Mountain Stage with Larry Groce, a two-hour live performance radio show, will take place at Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium. It will be the show's seventh recording in Athens.
Performers for the Oct. 9 show include alt-country group The Jayhawks, legendary rock group Hot Tuna (featuring Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady), traditional Irish Folk artists Karan Casey and John Doyle, midwestern roots rockers Ha Ha Tonka and local group Southeast Engine. Tickets in the first 10 rows are $25 and the remaining seats are $15.

"We are thrilled to have Mountain Stage returning to Athens for what will surely be an incredible night of music," said 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."

Mountain Stage, a production of West Virginia Public Broadcasting in its 28th season, is heard weekly on WOUB radio on Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Tuesdays at 2 a.m.

The show features five guest artists in a two-hour showcase that is recorded for later distribution to more than 100 NPR stations nationwide and overseas on the Voice of America satellite service.

Mountain Stage host and artistic director Larry Groce said 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," Groce said. "The University and venue staff always makes us feel at home and the Auditorium is a beautiful setting to see a show."

For more information, including links to artists sites and ticket info, visit www.MountainStage.org*.

Tickets for the Athens show can be purchased online, by phone at 740-593-1780, or at the Auditorium Box Office, Monday-Friday, noon to 5 p.m.

*Site takes you outside the Ohio University website