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Students listen to (from left) Chuck Queen and Todd Martin, from the band Mothman, Wednesday at the first Ohio University Southern Brown Bag performance of the season.

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Southern Campus kicks off Brown Bag Concert Series


From poets, to musicians, to dancers and actors, the Brown Bag Concert Series at Ohio University Southern has entertained students and residents for nearly two decades. 

This semester’s series kicked off Wednesday in the Southern Campus’ Mains Rotunda with a performance by Chuck Queen and Todd Martin of the band Mothman. Queen and Martin, along with Jeffrey Lewis and Jason Burton, met in South Central Ohio and formed Mothman 25 years ago. They play classic rock, blues, country and folk music. 

Guitarist and vocalist Todd Martin said that the band’s name was inspired by the festival in Point Pleasant, Ohio, focused on the legend of Mothman. He added, “We’ve been playing together since 1990 and have always been fans of the paranormal.” The band will be playing this year’s annual festival on Sept. 19. 

Nina Queen, coordinator of the Brown Bag Concert Series since 2002, said that area artists volunteer their time for this cultural event. 

Queen continued, “The concerts are a nice way to spend a lunch hour and the time seems to be convenient for both students and members of the local community. “ She said, “These concerts are free and open to the public because these talented performers are willing to share their time with us.”

Visit https://www.ohio.edu/southern/events/brownbag-concerts.cfm to learn more about the Brown Bag Concert Series at Ohio University Southern.