Rave N’ Roll at Mike’s Bike Park combines fantastic music with an indoor bike park! Woah! This aMAZing converted warehouse space features some of the BEST ramps, walls, and pump tracks in the state! Ride the park the day of for just $10 (with your ticket), and then stick around for a sick show!
Both a celebration of his music and a tribute to his untimely passing, The Prince Experience is a night filled with classic songs, super showmanship and the reminder of why The Purple One was so great.
Gabriel Sanchez re-creates the Prince look and sound to a tee, as the Purple Rain era is brought back to life with a full band and a costumed Morris Day and Jerome. Packed with hits like “Let’s Go Crazy,” “1999,” “Kiss” and “When Doves Cry,” this show will take you back to the heyday of the 1980s and get you in the purple spirit.
What do you do when it’s rained on your new festival its first two years, but you’re determined to make a go if it?
The folks in Miamisburg, OH decided to give the event a new name, and raise sufficient corporate sponsorship to come back in 2017 as a free festival. So on September 16, the Miami Valley Bluegrass Heritage Festival will be held in Riverfront Park along the Miami River.
Fans are invited to bring their lawn chairs, blankets, and umbrellas but no coolers, bottles or alcoholic beverages can be brought in. Food, beverages, and alcohol sales will be enabled in the park. Pets also need to stay at home.
Promoter Max Nunery shared a few words about the thinking that led to the new look and name for 2017.
“We decided to make a few changes this year. First, a new name, one that focuses on the huge, and very important role the Miami Valley has had in the history of bluegrass music. As you know, many pioneers and legends have spent years calling the Miami Valley home during their career. The Osborne Brothers, Larry Sparks, and Red Allen all emerged from Dayton in the 1960s along with other greats Mike Lilly & Wendy Miller, Frank Wakefield, Moon and Joe Mullins, and the late great Harley Allen.
Secondly, becoming a FREE family friendly event for all to enjoy this year. We will have raffles, 50/50s Brazos and funny Family Fun bounce houses until about 7:00 p.m., with music the rest of the evening. We are now a non-profit organization, and are working very close with The city of Miamisburg. They have been very supportive, and this year decided to blend their Artisan Craft vendor festival into ours to allow better shopping options to our festival patrons, and are involved in the logistic help as well.
Rain had all but ruined last years event, and did stagger our momentum a bit. I know the potential for a great event is here in my hometown. The first year in 2015 drew out a couple thousand people after the rain stopped. This year I added bluegrass legend, and Lebanon naive Larry Sparks, along with no fee in hopes to draw out more folks.
Miamisburg is a great environment for a community festival like ours. The festival is nestled in between the river valley which the downtown restaurants and shops all border on the east side of the festival grounds. Lots of local shops, and restaurants to check out while your here. Please come celebrate the rich bluegrass heritage of the Miami Valley! Bring your lawn chair, and settle in for a great day of music and fun.”
Over the course of the summer, the festival staff have hosted a series of Saturday night bluegrass shows at the Star City Brewing Company, located just a few blocks from the riverfront. These are building up some excitement for a fun day of music in September, with one show left next weekend.
Sat, Sept 16th 11am – 11:3opm, Riverfront Park in Miamisburg
Scheduled to perform:
This article originally appeared in Bluegrass Today
See Blues titans Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’share the stage with an all-star band for an exciting night of music, performing songs from their long-anticipated collaborative TajMo’ on Concord Records.
Ladyfest Dayton hopes to bring together and inspire people through music, art, and education. While the festival itself is a celebration of women in the arts, we hope to provide a safe and welcoming environment for everyone, regardless of gender identity. On top of enjoying some of the best live music from Dayton and our neighbors, you get to know you’re making a direct contribution to your community. Past Ladyfests have benefited PUSH Dayton, Artemis Center, and Planned Parenthood
The year was 2008, George W. Bush was the president, and a new music venue and tavern was born at 430 E. Fifth Street. Their creation story was written up on their early menus: “Bob wanted a bar. Nate wanted to run a business. Lisa wanted Bob and Nate out of her hair. Thus was sparked the idea of a family business. But what could they agree on? Good food and beer had always been a reliable source of numerous gatherings with family and friends. Coupling their strengths and experience, plus the availability of one of Dayton’s historic buildings and legendary music venues, gave birth to: BLIND BOB’S.”
Fast forward to the present, and Bob still has his namesake bar (and can often be found on the patio sweeping up remnants of last night’s party), Lisa takes care of bookkeeping in the quiet of her own office, and Nate is looking to the future of what the next 9 years holds, alongside his AGM Andy Rowe and several members of staff who have been with the business since day one.
This year, Blind Bob’s 9 year anniversary runs from Friday, August 25-Sunday, August 27. Friday night bands are Cadaver Dogs, Yardboss, The Jasons, and Red Hot Rebellion! Saturday is Weathervein, The Flips, Pelafina, and Black Sire. They will be wrapping it up Sunday with Lia Menaker, Zack Sliver, Kyla Meainous, and Nolan Taylor.
Summer is quickly winding down, kids going back to school, and September nearly upon us. Where has the time gone? Luckily for us in Dayton, there is an end of summer festival that serves as a fantastic last hurrah: the annual Hog Jam music festival, running strong in it’s 12th year!
As the event has evolved over the years, the location has bounced around a few very special sites. This year’s event is back “home” – located just south of Dayton, in Franklin Ohio’s VFW campgrounds, right off 75. It’s a sprawling property with a covered stage, plenty of shade, and easy access to many amenities.
It’s no surprise Hog Jam is such a popular event for area music fans: it showcases the region’s best singer / songwriters, as well as amazing bands on the local, regional, and even national stage. Awesome bands including the up-and-coming sensation Dawg Yawp, Johnny Neel (formerly of Allman Brothers fame), local faves Subterranean, Electric Orange Peel, Great Northern String Band, Jah Soul, my fave for many reasons, Jack Ballengee Morris, among many others! The music runs late into the night, so camping is encouraged, and including in the ticket price.
Hog Jam started as a backyard picnic with a hog roast, so it serves as the namesake and the festival’s longest traditions. Organizers invite you to break bread, have some drinks, and decide who gets to take the pig ear home to the dog! Additional food vendors will be on site to ensure no one goes hungry. Speaking of hunger, this year’s proceeds benefit The Foodbank!
No weekend babysitter? No worries! The entire family is welcome to this family friendly event, which includes bounce houses, arts & crafts, and a playground for the kids. So no excuses staying home this time! Get your summah on while you’ve got the chance! This is definitely one of the “don’t miss” local music events of the season!
How to Go?
When: August 25th-27th, 2017
Where: 8718 Claude-Thomas Rd, Franklin, OH 45005
How much: $50 GA Admission. $100 RV. Additional $25 to camp by car or to get in early. Click here to purchase.
Visit www.hogjammusicfestival.com for even more information about attending.
Returning once again by popular demand from their performance in 2016, Get The Led Out has captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the big concert stage. The Philadelphia-based group consists of six accomplished musicians intent on delivering Led Zeppelin’s studio recordings with all the bells and whistles. From the bombastic and epic, to the folky and mystical, utilizing the multi-instrumentalists at their disposal, Get The Led Out re-create the songs in all their depth and glory with the studio overdubs that Zeppelin themselves never performed live.