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The Blue & Gray Press | February 24, 2019

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The Underground

Campus community responds to new menu at the Underground

February 7, 2019 |

Senior Writer
The Underground used to be a hub of student activity with lines stretching out the doors. However, over the past few years, business at the Underground has significantly declined.Read More

Retail dining options updated following survey feedback

September 20, 2018 |

Staff Writer
The new semester has brought many updates to dining options available to students.Read More

Campus Programming and Creative Writing Club host Student Spotlight

October 5, 2017 |


Contributing Writer

A single spotlight makes a circle on the slightly elevated stage. The pool of light envelops the poet balancing on a small wooden stool, orally reciting a poem he labored over. The audience fell silent for a moment, before they begin to snap their fingers.Read More

Alcohol makes its way back to Underground, Fred Red voted as UMW brew

February 16, 2017 |


Last week, he Underground reintroduced beer and wine to the menu. This was kicked off with a free beer tasting hosted by the Student Government Association to help choose the official UMW beer.Read More

These Eagles want back in the Nest

January 28, 2016 |


College students are unlike any other age group. We sleep in late, stay up late, and of course, eat at very odd hours of the day. This is why Universities need to be flexible with their dining hours and have plenty of options for students to choose from. Unfortunately, at UMW, these options and flexibility have been thrown out, leaving students feeling upset and cheated.Read More

Underground performance brings music to new heights

April 3, 2013 |

The audience has spoken; they want to hear music at the Underground’s Acoustic Night, and the music made by Boston’s Tall Heights is just what they are looking for.Read More

Faculty Jazz Ensemble earns snaps in the Underground

February 25, 2013 |

The Faculty Jazz Ensemble performed in the Underground in honor of Black History Month on Tues., Feb. 13. This musical style, which originated in the early 20th century, also referred to as “the music of America,” served as a tribute to the greatest Jazz artists of all time.Read More

Jazz Excites Underground

October 10, 2012 |

On Wednesday, Oct. 3, members of the University of Mary Washington Jazz Ensemble serenaded students with classic Latin Jazz pieces in the Underground. The Ensemble played selected pieces from famous Latin artists, such as Tito Puente, Jobim and Santana.Read More

Truman Hooks Students at the Underground

October 9, 2012 |



At the Underground, students buy refreshments and often zip in and out like bees, but on Open Mic nights, many hover under a canopy of soothing music.


This Tuesday was no exception.


Truman, … Read More

Tennessee-Born Band ‘The Vespers’ Rocks the Underground

September 20, 2012 |


For those who have not been keeping up with The Underground’s schedule, its most recent event may make you pay closer attention. Last Friday, The Vespers took over the stage.  The Tennessee-born band, consisting of siblings … Read More

Eat, pray, Woodstock on campus

April 13, 2011 |

Although most UMW students did not get to experience the Woodstock Music and Art Fair in 1969, many were able to participate in the latest project by the founders of Woodstock, a new health food brand.Read More

SafetySuit and Elby Brass Show At Great Hall This Friday Night

February 4, 2010 |

Think UMW needs to have a football team in order to see a marching band on campus? Think again.

Elby Brass, a local New Orleans-inspired funk brass band, will be following the headlining performance of a rock-pop band from Nashville … Read More

John Allred a Hit At The Underground

February 4, 2010 |

by Brittany Adams

On Feb 2, John Allred travelled a great distance from Salt Lake City, Utah— just  to play an hour-long set at Open Mic Night in the Underground.  Despite the premiere of “Lost” on the same night, Allred … Read More

Knives clash in the underground

November 11, 2009 |

On Nov. 4 at the Underground the Tin Chef competition was held for the third time. Modeled after the popular show “Iron Chef” on the food network, Mary Washington’s version of this cooking challenge featured a special guest, Dean Rucker, … Read More

Video Update: Rocktoberfest and The Green Boys

October 3, 2009 |

For a campus where “there’s never anything to do,” this Friday was pretty jam-packed. Rocktoberfest returned with the expected number of commemorative plastic cups, a yearly dose of emo-leaning pop punk, and Allman’s always-tasty Bar-B-Q. For those who … Read More

The Green Boys Make Their Campus Debut at the Underground

September 30, 2009 |


The Green Boys are set to perform at the Underground this Friday, Oct. 2 at 9 p.m. This marks the first on-campus performance for the Americana-influenced folk musicians, who have played all around downtown Fredericksburg, including the … Read More

Vermilions Rock the Underground

September 13, 2009 |


On Friday night, Sept 11, The Vermilions brought their sweatiest, crowd-pleasing best to the Underground for a night of Chuck Berry-channeling mayhem. For those of you who missed it, lead singer and UMW senior Jeremy Flax … Read More

Vermilions Take an Old School Approach to Modern Rock 'n Roll

September 9, 2009 |


Originally formed two years ago in Richmond, The Vermilions have found their way to Fredericksburg thanks to the efforts of UMW senior Jeremy Flax. The band consists of Flax on guitar and lead vocals, Dan Hanyok … Read More

Underground Rated 8 of 10

September 9, 2009 |

By Bridget Balch

Wondering what to do on a Tuesday night? Want a place where you can hang out with friends? Just dying to get your coffee buzz for the day?

The hottest new place on campus, The Underground, provides … Read More