Tajci was a pop superstar in her country of Croatia, by the time she was 19 years old. She achieved platinum status selling a million records and packing sold-out venues. Tajci (Eurovision Song Contest Finalist) and her sister Sanya (Lead vocalist with Trans-Siberian Orchestra) join acclaimed-pianist, Brian Hanson in presenting a musical cabaret style show of the American Songbook with an international flair.
You know what they say in the live music world: Never miss a Sunday show! This Sunday, January 26th is certainly one of those instances. BravoArtist is bringing an exciting indie tour to The Brightside Music & Event Venue featuring the up-and-coming pop-rock band Mike Mains & The Branches.
A big bonus to this particular show: three amazing area bands kicking off an evening of live music: Gabe Maas and the Bruins, The American Landscape and Year of the Buffalo. The best part? The value. Tickets are only $13 advance, $15 day of show. Such a deal for this amount of raw musical talent!
How to Go?
Where: The Brightside Music & Event Venue (905 E 3rd St, Dayton)
When: Sunday, January 26, 2020. Doors 6pm. Show 7pm.
Who: All ages welcome! Handicapped accessible. On site parking.
Cost: $13 advance. $15 day of show.
For local rock fans, one of the holiday season’s most beloved traditions is the 17th annual HoliDayton showcase. This year’s event is happening Saturday December 28th, 2019 at Blind Bob’s Bar. As with years prior, there will be two stages of performances alternating throughout the evening from 8pm to 2am! Come early, stay late and celebrate another year of great Dayton music.
HoliDayton is organized by Mark McMillon, the guitarist for Hawthorne Heights and The Story Changes. Despite his very busy touring scheduling, putting together this Dayton original music mini-festival is one thing he always prioritizes. It’s an awesome way to celebrate being back home for the holidays, see friends and check out old and new bands alike!
The 2019 lineup features lots of rock, punk and straight up fun from The Nightbeast, The Story Changes, Abertooth Lincoln, Legbone, YARDBOSS, New World Natives, Seth Canan & The Carriers, Better Anyway and Business Casuals.
How to Go?
When: Saturday December 28th, 2019 starting at 8pm.
Where: Blind Bob’s Bar in the Oregon District
Cost: $10 at the door
Who: 21 and up
Don’t miss the only Ohio stop for two up-and-coming southern Progressive Pop-Punk bands: Frontside (North Carolina) and LIKE MIKE (Georgia), with special local guest Gabe Maas and the Bruins!. This exclusive performance is happening on Tuesday December 10th, 2019 at Dayton’s newest music venue: The Brightside! It’s promises to be a fun Tuesday night out!
Frontside is a 3-piece Progressive Pop-Punk band based in the heart of North Carolina. This trio puts a twist on the pop-punk scene. Their music weaves progressive sensibilities and influences, while maintaining traditional song structures. The end result is a new breed of pop-punk that is instantly catchy and technically impressive.
Like Mike hails from Marietta, Georgia, and is making their Dayton debut at this exclusive show! Local openers Gabe Maas & The Bruins kick off the music early at 7:30pm! It’s an early evening of music, with plenty of time to get home for work or school in the morning!
HOW TO GO?
The Brightside – 905 E 3rd St Dayton, Ohio
Tuesday December 10th. Doors 7:30pm. Show 8pm.
Tickets $10 advance:https://www.soundvalleydayton.com/events/pop-punk-from-frontside-and-like-mike
All ages welcome!
Thanksgiving weekend is a time to reunite with friends and family, from far and wide. It holds true for musicians too! This weekend, some very special reunions are happening at The Brightside over the holiday weekend.
On Wednesday November 27th, the weekend kicks off with a showcase that serves to reunite dozen of area’s finest psychedelic rock musicians and their fans for the ultimate Thanksgiving Jam! Dayton music lovers have been attending Werksgiving for years, so while The Werks are taking a break, lead guitarist Chris Houser has invited his friends for an epic line up featuring Subterranean, Kommunity Service (a super group featuring members from The Werks, Boogie Matrix, Subterranean & Arrows of Neon), and Oh Kee Pa performing a tribute to Phish. My advice? Wear comfy shoes and prepare to boogie!
This rockin’ weekend continues with a Black Friday Special on November 29th, which highlights an exclusive homecoming performance by Dayton native Charlie Tipton. He’s been working on his EP in Tennessee and is excited to perform this material with his hometown family! The night is topped off with high energy Blues Rock from Wolf Moon Revival! It’s going to be an incredible night of original Dayton music!
Bonus – both performances will have the Hunger Force Food Truck on site! Their specialty is comfort food, which is perfect for the holiday weekend. So come hungry for this special weekend of live music and reunions with old friends!
HOW TO GO?
- Wednesday, November 27, 2019
- The Brightside (905 E 3rd St, Dayton)
$10 advance at SoundValleyDayton.com through Tuesday at midnight
- $15 day of show price
- All ages welcome!
- Doors 7:30pm / Show 8:30pm.
- 8:30pm – Oh Kee Pa (a Celebration of Phish)
- 10pm – Kommunity Service
- 11:30pm – Subterranean (music over approx 1am)
- Friday, November 29, 2019
- The Brightside (905 E 3rd St, Dayton)
$10 advance at SoundValleyDayton.com
- All ages welcome!
- Doors 8pm / Show 9pm.
- 9pm Charlie Tipton Solo Set
- 10pm Charlie Tipton Band
- 11:45pm Wolf Moon Revival (music over approx 1:45am)
Both shows are also produced by Venus Child Productions.
Dayton area bluegrass fans are in for a truly special treat this Friday November 22nd, 2019 when The Del McCoury Band makes a stop at The Dayton Art Institute during his 80th Birthday tour! Vince Gill says it simply, and maybe best: “I’d rather hear Del McCoury sing Are You Teasing Me’ then just about anything.”
Even among the pantheon of music’s finest artists, Del McCoury stands alone. His six decades of bluegrass bliss brings new triumphs, new collaborations, and new music. With but a single change in membership in twenty seven years, The Del McCoury Band shows unprecedented stability, as well as garnering the respect and admiration of the industry for its unmistakable work.
The Del McCoury Band, the most awarded band in the history of bluegrass, will be joined on state with special guests The Tillers. Thumping their own distinctive sound of string band style folk music for a decade, riding it all over the country and across the sea. Four studio albums and one live record have won them praise as modern folk storytellers of the national soundscape.
Join in this exclusive event at the recently renovated Mimi and Stuart Rose Auditorium inside the Dayton Art Institute. Seating is limited in this beautiful, and intimate theatre. Museum doors, and bar open at 6pm. Guests are welcome to walk through the American Gallery into the Great Hall where the bar is located. This performance is presented by Early Drive Productions, Media partner WYSO Radio and The Dayton Art Institute – Celebrating 100 years in 2019.
How to Go?
Where: The Dayton Art Institute’s Mimi and Stuart Rose Auditorium
When: Friday November 22, 2019. Museum Doors 6pm. Theatre Doors 7pm. Performance 8-10pm.
- Where: The Trolley Stop – 530 E. 5th St.
- When: Saturday, November 23
- Time: 9:30pm – 1:30am
- Cover: $5
The instigator behind the Oxford Chamber Series will now take the stage! Join us for an evening that is sure to delight as Oxford’s favorite pianist performs an intriguing program personally curated to showcase his interpretations of classics both acoustic and electronic.
Proceeds go to support youth arts programming.
If you’re feeling the biting winds of winter already, there is going to be a reprieve this weekend at the hottest dance party of the season: the legendary D Funk All-Stars present an Old School Groove Night in The Brightside’s Vodvil Ballroom!
Making this show extra special is the fact that it’s also longtime Dayton sound engineer Monika Shroyer‘s birthday party too! What a way to celebrate! The party kicks off with D Funk’s set and then moves into after party mode with DJ Dingo.
So grab your dancin shoes on and head on over for a truly Funkalious event!
How To Go?
Saturday November 9, 2019
at The Brightside Music & Event Venue (905 E 3rd St)
All ages are welcome!
Doors 8pm. Show 9pm.
$10 advance. $15 day of show.
Tickets available here: https://www.soundvalleydayton.com/events/d-funk-all-stars-with-dj-dingo
The Brightside is committed to hosting a variety of events to the Dayton area, including classical music too! Dayton’s own Joshua Halpern (cello) is back home from globe trotting with his group, the Rodin Trio, to perform on Wednesday October 30th in the new venue’s beautiful Vodvil Ballroom. The trio is rounded out with Scott Cuellar (piano – faculty at Oberlin) and Philip Marten (violin – Assistant Concert Master at Cincinnati Symphony).
This particular performance is everything typical classical concerts are not: casual and affordable! Organizers are particularly encouraging students to attend for just $7, and $10 for adults – in advance. Quite the value to see performers of this caliber! Pre-sale tickets are available at SoundValleyDayton.com. Note: Ticket prices raise to $10 / $15 day of show.
When I asked Joshua why this hometown show is so special, he explained: “I got my start in Dayton in every way –– Nan Watson, my orchestra teacher at Oakwood, was the first person to put a cello in my hands. Early on I studied privately with her and a couple of other cellists in the Dayton Philharmonic. Betsey Hofeldt, a violinist in the DPO, was the first to introduce me to chamber music, which totally changed my life. I played for years in the Junior Strings Orchestra and the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. I wouldn’t have pursued music without all of these hometown influences and to be able to finally come back and not only see so many familiar faces but thank them with music, and show them (I hope) how I’ve continued to grow, is a really special kind of full-circle moment that brings me a lot of joy.”
If you’ve ever been curious about experiencing the power and beauty of classical music, this is the perfect opportunity!
- The Program:
- Beethoven: Piano Trio No. 2 in G major, Op 1 No. 2
- Martinu: Piano Trio No. 2 in D minor, H. 327
- Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, Op. 66
- How to Go?
- The Brightside at 905 E 3rd St, Dayton OH
- Wednesday October 30, 2019
- Doors 7pm. Performance 7:30-9pm.
- All ages welcome!
- General Admission: $10 adv / $15 day of show
- Student: $7 student adv / $10 day of show (Student over 18? Please bring ID)
- Tickets: https://www.soundvalleydayton.com/events/an-evening-with-the-rodin-trio
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS
Since graduating from Oakwood High School in 2012, Josh has earned degrees from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University in Houston and from the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. Most recently, he completed a chamber music tour of Germany that took him to Berlin, Mecklenburg, and to Beethoven’s former home in Bonn. In June, Josh was guest principal cello with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra for performances in the Netherlands and WHERE, and on tour to Taiwan and China.
Josh first played cello as a fourth grader at Harman Elementary. During high school, he was principal cello for the Oakwood High School Orchestra and the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and was a founding member of the Blackbird String Quartet at OHS. As part of the prep program at University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Josh was a founding member of the Polaris Quartet which won the gold medal in the junior division of the Fischoff International Chamber Music competition in 2011.
The Rodin Trio, established in 2017, also includes Philip Marten, violin, who is assistant concertmaster of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and Scott Cuellar, piano, who is on faculty at Oberlin Conservatory. The three musicians each maintain separate busy schedules, but are excited to be playing together again and bringing their music to Dayton.