Internationally renowned violinist, composer and two-time Grammy Award-winner Mads Tolling is a former member of the Turtle Island Quartet and The Stanley Clarke Band. As a leader of Mads Tolling & The Mads Men, Mads celebrates the music of the 1960s with his own distinctive style and innovative flair. Each musician brings a high level of virtuosity and pure joy in playing to the group. There really are no limits for what the MTQ is capable of doing. With its unique instrumentation and signature sound, excitement levels go high during live performances. There are some moments of pure spontaneity, but underlying the concept of MTQ are thoughtful compositions and arrangements.
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.
The rich musical traditions of the University of Dayton (UD) Department of Music continue with its Faculty Brass Quintet. Faculty brass ensembles have a history at UD dating back several decades. In recent years, the faculty brass ensemble has been expanded to include a brass quintet with a traditional complement of players, allowing a fuller range of music to be explored and brought to audiences. Comprised of UD’s brass instructors, this ensemble shares great brass music with audiences on and off campus.
“Puzzle of Light… is a world-flavored quintet with roots reaching deep into jazz, blues, folk, African rhythms, Middle Eastern harmonies, Brazilian chords, Old world sounds.” [email protected]:30pm 21+
Celebrating the continuing career of multiple GRAMMY Award-winning artist Michael Bublé, this 3-man tribute performs his incredible catalog with sensational 3-part harmony. This world-class act honors – but doesn’t imitate – the sophistication and retro style of Bublé with thrilling new vocal arrangements, musicality and choreography.
The 2nd annual Bellwether Music Festival brings the best of alternative rock to the Renaissance Festival Grounds for a two-day, multi-stage extravaganza on August 9th & 10th, 2019. This year’s line-up is stacked with the likes of CAKE, Cold War Kids, Guided By Voices, Katie Pruitt, Real Estate, Beach House, Hailey Knox, Pinback and many more (see full line-up below or schedule here). Plus there is Rock-N-Roll Jousting and silent disco after parties both nights!
Tickets to this incredible festival are currently $69 for a single day pass and $119 2-day general admission. Camping, VIP, and additional ticketing options are available here. Note: There is a ticket prices increase on August 9th.
Address to venue: 10542 OH-73, Waynesville, OH 45068
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THURSDAY PRE-FEST PARTY:
6pm-8:30pm – Blues Power
8:30-9:30pm – AJ & The Woods
10pm-11:30pm – Comedy Show with Kevin Downey Jr., Mark Riccadonna, Joshua Ryan
11:30pm-1am – Maria Carrelli
Cold War Kids
We Are Scientists
The Brook & The Bluff
Frederick The Younger
Friday After Party:
11am-12:30pm – TOBACCO (DJ Set)
12:30am-3am – Silent Disco in the Campers’ Village
Silent Disco DJ: Firecat 451
Saturday Night Performances:
Guided By Voices
Black Moth Super Rainbow
Saturday After Party:
11am-12:30pm – STRFKR DJ Set
12:30am-3am – Silent Disco in the Campers’ Village
Silent Disco DJ: Firecat 451
Michigan clarinet phenomenon Dave Bennett debuts his new show – “Rockin’ the 50s” – featuring the music of Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry and more. Not merely an accomplished clarinetist, “Rockin’ the 50s” explores the depth of talent of this 28-year-old master musician. Highlighting his talents on piano and even vocals, this is a show that will enthrall you as an audience. This show is backed with talented percussionist Doug Cobb and bassist Kurt Krahnke.
Grammy® nominated Recording Artist John Two-Hawks will impart wisdom from the Sacred Hoop, sharing some basic tenets of Lakota ways with which all human beings can connect. Learn an ancient perspective on what it means to live with your feet on the ground and your hands to the heavens, and know your deep relationship to Mother Earth and all her children. Learn what it means to walk the good red road in a sacred manner, and how the red and blue day teach us all about balance, choice, and purpose. A profoundly moving experience for all.
Workshop: $35, concert: $20. Combined ticket for workshop and concert, plus photo opp with John Two-Hawks: $50
This Must Be the Party is back! The long awaited return to see this amazingly fun Talking Heads tribute act is over. Finally! They’ll be performing on what will truly be a “Good Friday” – April 19, 2019. Their energy will have you bouncing out of your seat and onto the dance floor! Kicking off the night is Ernie Johnson from Detroit, a 9-piece afrobeat jazz & funk band that you will not want to miss. Needless to say it will be the biggest party of Easter weekend!
Tickets $15 advance. $20 Day of Show
Show 8:30PM – 12:30AM
EJFD 8:30pm – 10pm
TMBTP 10:30pm – 12:30am
ALL AGES. under 18 must have parental supervision.
Please note: Parking fills up fast! If you are planning to drink, we highly encourage you to get a cab, Lyft or Uber to the show to both save on parking and get home safe!
Join us for an intimate evening with Ellis Paul, renowned singer / songwriter and folk icon. He’s celebrating his 20th album release “The Storyteller’s Suitcase.” You don’t want to miss this amazing opportunity to see Ellis up close and personal right here in Dayton, Ohio!
A troubadour, a singer/songwriter, a folky, and a storyteller — all are fair labels for this artist, but they do not quite suffice. However, the tattoo of Woody Guthrie worn proudly on his arm is a good starting place from which to grasp Ellis Paul, for it is from the Woody Guthrie tradition that he hails, and Maine as well. Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, and James Taylor are also listed among his influences, and their spirits seem to occasionally grace his work. With an acoustic guitar in hand, he weaves intimate, provocative, and romantic tales of lives that were obviously witnessed by a most-talented voyeur.
Based in Massachusetts, Paul has been called the quintessential Boston songwriter more than a few times and has garnered the recognition and awards to back up that claim, including a shelf full of Boston Music Awards. Since coming onto the scene in 1993 with his independent debut, Say Something, Paul hasn’t slowed or weakened as a performer or a writer. Spending two-thirds of most years on the road has helped him perfect both crafts, with a lot of practice on-stage and a lot of people whose stories he retells in song. In fact, his 1994 album Stories proved enchanting enough to secure him a deal with Rounder Records and a national following of dedicated fans.
Over the years and albums, his songs have gotten more personal. He purposely turned the looking glass onto his own life for 1998’s aptly titled Translucent Soul as he publicly worked through the pain of his divorce.Following hot on the heels of 1999’s double-CD Live, the new millennium saw Paul’s song “The World Ain’t Slowing Down” featured in Me, Myself and Irene starring Jim Carrey. His eighth studio release, a collection of previously unreleased tracks called Sweet Mistakes, arrived in 2001, followed by Speed of Trees (2002), a two-disc career retrospective (2006), a children’s record inspired by the birth of his second daughter called The Dragonfly Races (2008), and, finally, an all-new studio album, The Day After Everything Changed, in January 2010. In 2012, Paul released his second children’s record, The Hero in You, which featured songs about Benjamin Franklin, Georgia O’ Keefe, Rosa Parks, and Thomas Edison, and other notable Americans that Paul deemed heroic.
Chasing Beauty was released in 2014 and his 20th studio album, The Storyteller’s Suitcase, in 2019.