Five bands — spanning rock, country, blues, and pop — will play for the benefit of Glen Helen. Learn more at www.facebook.com/events/417336625365737/. Tickets $7 in advance, $10 at the door. All ages.
An encore concert, featuring Scott Lindberg and friends. With blues, sing-alongs, children’s song, and their featured number, “Ode to the Glen.” $7 in advance, $10 at the door. Auditorium.
Although it’s considered “off” season for music festivals, wintertime ones are some of my favorites! We’ve all got cabin fever, and just need to get out of the house and have fun! One of the most highly anticipated of those winter festivals is right around the corner: The 5th annual WinterFolk Festival at Yellow Cab Tavern on Sat, Jan 13th.
It’s a spectacular night of music, art, food, & fun for all ages. This includes a non-stop line-up of best roots and folk musicians from the tri-state area, including beloved acts The Repeating Arms, Tod Weidner, David Payne, Starving in the Belly of the Whale, Kyleen Downes, The Goldberrys, OldNews, Bloody Tambourine, and several more!
It’s also about this time of year, I’m missing food trucks. Come hungry and catch the Drunken Waffle serving food on-site, along with Yellow Cab Tavern’s craft brews and cocktails. This year’s event has expanded, with even more artisans and vendors selling handmade goods. It’s an all around perfect night out!
How did this event come about? Well, it was inspired by a love of music, of course, and also the venue itself, Yellow Cab Tavern. In its infancy, WinterFolk organizers could see the potential in YCT, starting the festival as a fundraiser, which led to the venue’s recent upgrades. This type of collaboration is sign of a true music community! Make sure you stop on out to support these wonderful folks!
How to Go?
Where: The ‘Old’ Yellow Cab Building (700 E Fourth St. Dayton, Ohio 45402) is located at the corner of Fourth St and Walnut just outside Dayton’s historic Oregon District. Plenty of FREE parking is available on and off street at the event.
Time / Cost: Doors will open at 7pm and the first performance will start promptly at 8pm. Tickets available exclusively at the door for $10, children 12 & under are free.
For all the Celtic lovers out there, an upcoming event featuring Celtic music and dance, is just for you! The evening starts off with a performance by Celtic Academy of Irish Dance followed by local musical favorites Dulahan, followed by headliner and acclaimed Irish singer, Colleen Raney. This show is being presented at Centennial Hall inside Stivers School for the Arts in downtown Dayton, and will benefit We Care Arts. This is a family friendly evening that’s sure to entertain Celtic lovers of all ages!
Colleen Raney has been referred to as “among the best in her genre” (Irish Music Magazine) and “one of America’s best traditional singers” (Tradconnect) . Her ability to convey her love of Irish music makes every performance a captivating experience! Colleen is making her first visit to the Dayton area and will perform here with her band, which includes: Hanz Araki on flute and vocals, Bethany Waickman on guitar and Ryan Davidson on upright bass and vocals. In addition to singing, Colleen also plays guitar and bodhran.
Dulahan‘s music pays homage to traditional and contemporary Celtic with 3 and 4 part harmonies and subtle hints of Roots/Americana. The Celtic Academy of Irish Dance is one of Dayton’s fine Irish Dance schools. Many of the students compete at the local, national and international levels, and they are a joy to watch!
The Skylar Kooken Memorial Fund will be the beneficiary of an event at Soft Rock Cafe this Saturday featuring a live band, raffles, silent auctions and more. The memorial fund has raised over $20,000 in past years, all of which went to local scholarships.
The event is in memory of Skylar Kooken, who passed away in a fatal car crash in 2012 where 3 lives were lost. This weekend would have been her 21st birthday.
The fundraiser starts at 8pm and lasts until 2am. There will be live music from local band “Hey There Morgan.” There will also be raffle prizes, 50/50 raffles, silent auction prizes, and more. Here is the scoop on how you can help this worthy cause.
HERE’S THE SKINNY ON THE SKYLAR KOOKEN MEMORIAL FUNDRAISER:
WHAT: A celebration of a life, with the fundraising for local scholarships
WHAT ELSE: Live band “Hey There Morgan”
WHEN: SATURDAY MAY 6, 2017 – doors open at 8pm
WHERE: SOFT ROCK CAFE – 877 E. Franklin St, Centerville, Ohio 45459
COST: $5 suggested donation at the door
The Big Ragu will be on hand, and we hope to see you at the event !!!
Stay tuned to all of our Food Adventure events.
The Dayton music scene is a generous one, gathering often to give back to the community and loved ones through benefit shows. One that is particularly exciting is coming up at Oddbody’s Music Room. Nightbeast, Jasper the Colossal, Shotgun Surprise and Team Void are all performing together to benefit the Aria Marie Foundation on July 9th, 2016.
The Aria Marie Foundation was founded in March 13, 2014 by Dale Spradling, lead singer of Shotgun Surprise shortly after Aria Marie, his daughter, lost her life tragically. She left behind a beautiful baby girl, Maleigha Nicole. Dale was inspired to start up the foundation to help children who have lost one or both parents by raising money to provide a small college fund for each child and providing Christmas presents to the children yearly.
Attending this show is a win-win for rock fans. Very reasonable, typical entry fee to see one some of Dayton’s best rock bands, plus help give back to a deserving charity! If you want to make a donation to the Aria Marie Foundation, click here.
How to go?
Oddbody’s Music Room
July 9th, 2016
Doors 7pm. Show 8pm.
Door Donation $5
All ages w/ ID.
This event is sponsored by Centerville Pizza And BBQ
In my early years of going to see live music in Dayton, I went to many memorable shows at McGuffy’s House of Rock in east Dayton, off Burkhardt Ave. It’s always been a great general admission venue, which is so much more fun than seated shows. In the last few years, the line-ups just weren’t calling to me, and it fell off my radar.
In 2014, the venue was sold to new owners. Now named Oddbody’s Music Room, I was cautiously optimistic about the venue’s future. When I first met with the new owners, Neilson Hixson, Skip Murray and Richard Eckhardt, I knew this historic space was in good hands. I was so impressed by their professionalism and dedication to bringing not only great sounding shows, but a more diverse offering of musical acts.
In the last couple years I can attest that have done a simply fantastic job bringing our former stomping grounds to new heights. What’s new? Well other than a fresh coat of paint, the sound and light system has been revamped and cranking! It’s definitely one of the best indoor venues in the regional area.
I got a chance to catch up with Neilson about his thoughts on taking a chance on the venue, the local music scene, and how to keep up with this exciting spot:
1. What inspired you to open a music venue? What an exciting venture!
It’s really simple. I think we’re crazy. This is a tough business, make no doubt about that. So many highs and lows. I’ve been promoting shows for well over 20 years and we had an opportunity to maintain this iconic Dayton stage. We took a leap of faith and did it.
2. Let’s say someone hasn’t heard of Oddbody’s Music Venue. How would you describe it? What differs it from other venues in town?
We look like a classic mid cap rock club that you’ll find scattered around the country. The room might not be fancy but what we really have going for us is our stage and production capabilities. And that’s really what matters doing what we do. The stage and the team we have running it. We put it on a pedestal to honor it. The production of a concert is hands down the single most important part in all of this. And I think the patrons, the fans, who come and see these artists really feel that.
3. You have been involved in the Dayton music scene for a long time. How has the scene changed over the years? Thoughts about it’s current state?
When I got started doing all this stuff I was primarily booking and promoting metal. That’s always where my heart has been. And the metal scene is still pretty solid around here. Great local artists and when we bring in these larger touring bands generally the attendance at the shows remains good. In the last two years I’ve learned a lot about other music scenes in Dayton. Some are extremely strong, others hit and miss. But there remains a lot of extremely talented local talent. Bottom line is the bands and the people actively attending shows will change over time. Change is constant in the music business. But if you book the right bands at the right time people will come out to see them. You absolutely can’t take anything for granted though. Just simply booking a band and expecting people to buy tickets will run you out of business as quickly as you started it. Getting butts in the seats remains hard work. And if you are not willing to do the work this business is not for you. That sure hasn’t changed much.
4. What advice would you give to musicians? Regarding promotion and/or professionalism?
Decide who you are. Are you doing it for fun or is this a business? Are you just happy being a local band playing some gigs here and there or are you going to try to “make it”. Are you willing to put in the work? Look it’s just as crazy being a young touring band as it is a venue owner. But it’s what we do. It’s in our blood. Practice your instrument, develop a sellable product, invest in your product, and fully commit to your product. Build a team to help you sell your product. It’s like running any other business. It’s not easy, you have to take some leaps of faith. You will still probably fail. But you only live once. And who wants to go through life thinking you never tried to do anything. In a matter of minutes venue owners and stage managers can see what choice you’ve made. Think about that too.
5. You have some amazing shows coming up. What’s the best way for way for people to keep up with the schedule?
www.oddbdoys.com or www.facebook.com/oddbodys would be the best two places to check out the always changing musical calendar! (Editor’s Note: You can always check the DMM Calendar for upcoming shows as well.)
How to go? Located at 5418 Burkhardt Ave, Dayton OH 45431
An easy 10 min drive from downtown Dayton, via US-35 East
Get out and support the Dayton music scene!!
Calling all bakers!! Miamisburg needs you. Saturday June 14th is the 4th Annual Rock N Green Tomato Festival. One of the features is a “GREEN TOMATO PIE CONTEST.”
Can you bake the best pie? Do you have what it takes? Can you be the champ? Prizes will include 1st, 2nd and 3rd place trophies. Register and prove you have the skills to make the most delicious pie of them all!
The judges for this contest are the only locals with mouths big enough to fit the bill, Chef House, Hungry Jax and Big Ragu from Food Adventures !
***TO ENTER THE BAKING CONTEST, Fill out and send in this form by June 11th ! —> click here for form
You have to register by June 11th, then bring your pie to Ron’s Pizza house at 5:30pm on June 14th. The contest begins at 6pm. Ron’s will keep your pie warm or cold for you at your direction. The Food Adventures Crew are serious eaters, and are sure to have their taste buds tuned up and ready for the test … Are you kitchen savvy enough to win? Then get your oven mitts, pie crusts, and baking pans ready for this Green Tomato Pie Baking Contest. But most of all, you have to sign up !
This event promises to be a festive Food Adventure at Miamisburg’s Riverfront Park!
The Rock N Green Tomato Festival is relatively new, but has picked up a loyal following in 4 short years.
This cozy festival is a blast and a MUST EAT on your summer list of festivities. It is a friendly, fun atmosphere with plenty of food and drink. Speaking of which..
We also have a side contest*** WANT TO WIN DINNER with THE FOOD ADVENTURE CREW at the Rock n Green Tomato Festival for you and a friend? Then comment on the story below and tell us why you deserve it! One winner will be chosen at random, and they may bring a guest and meet us at the festival at 4pm. It looks like Hamburger Wagon Burgers and Ron’s Pizzas are on the menu ! You cant beat a free dinner for you and a pal with 2 original Dayton Food Adventurers!
WHEN: SATURDAY JUNE 14th from Noon – 11pm
WHERE: Downtown Miamisburg, next to Ron’s Pizza At Riverfront Park
— CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT $250 to winner – click here to enter –
— LIVE MUSIC from Noon – 11pm – schedule of bands here –
— 5k RUN/WALK at 10am – click here to register –
— FOOD AND MERCHANDISE VENDORS – -want to be a vendor? CLICK HERE –
— HAMBURGER EATING CONTEST
— KIDS GAMES and BOUNCY CASTLE
— HULA HOOP CONTEST
— JITTERBUG CONTEST
*****For all the event info visit: www.rockngreentomato.com/ *****
The Food Adventures Crew will see you there ! Don’t forget to comment on this article for a chance to win dinner with them the night of the festival !
Browse through our Food Adventure photo gallery below from past 3 years of “Rock n Green Tomato Festivals.” Also, “like” Food Adventures on Facebook by clicking HERE !
CROOKS ON TAPE is John Schmersal (Enon, Brainiac), Rick Lee (Enon, Skeleton Key, Butter 08) and Joey Galvan (Mannheim Steamroller, Anthrax). The band was created out of a simple idea of discovery and musical creation – in their own words: “convene, improvise, and record every moment.” You can listen to their record Fingerprint at The A.V. Club website. Crooks on Tape have been described by this columnist as an exciting and rocking John Cage and Philip Glass sound experiment! Do not miss this opportunity to see them in the area.
Swim Diver is an exciting new band featuring members of Brainiac, Captain of Industry, Oh Condor, Me & Mountains, Human Reunion, The Dirty Walk, and Vinyl Dies. Swim Diver’s music is based on appreciation of the grand and glorious Dayton music tradition. If you are a fan of rock and roll that appreciates your intelligence, than this band is for you.
Bearer of Bad News— one of Dayton’s finest hard rock outfits is also on the bill for that evening with music that melts the rusted fields of the Miami Valley into a sonic attack that is cathartic and empowering at the same time. Swarm plumbs the noise-metal-thrash adrenaline rush of 80s and 90s punk into an organic cacophony of sound with social, cultural and political criticism.
This show promises to be an exciting evening of musical exploration. This is an opportunity to see some terrific bands! Go here to check on PRESALE TICKETS!
Cross posted at Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative.