It’s officially opening weekend for the Levitt Pavilion Dayton!
Starting tonight at 7pm tonight there will be four concerts in a row to kick off the grand opening of this new outdoor venue. The $5 million dollar venue will host over 30 FREE concerts featuring rock, blues, jazz, folk, R&B, country, pop and family friendly acts this summer, increasing to over 50 in 2019 when they will have the entire summer to program. Showtime will be 7pm for Thursday- Saturday shows with the Sunday performance beginning at 3pm.
What you need to know:
Bring your own lawn chair or blanket.
Bring your own food & drink (yes that includes alcohol- just no glass please).
Your dog is welcome, if it’s well behaved and on a leash.
No smoking on the Levitt Pavilion Dayton lawn, including e-cigarettes or vapor cigarettes.
Wheelchairs can be parked all along the sidewalks or on the lawn. Ramps lead to the lawn on the Jefferson Street side of the park.
Don’t have time to pack a picnic? Some local merchants are posting some great eats to gp making it easy for you to grab before you head to a show. Here’s what we’ve seen on facebook today:
Crafted and Cured
531 Wayne Ave, Dayton, OH 45410
Offering a carryout package with everything you need for the shows. For only $25, receive two chef paired meat & cheese cones and one fresh canned 32oz Crowlered beer of your choosing. Transportable cone vessels double as cups for your Crowler.
530 E 5th St, Dayton, Ohio 45402
Let Trolley Stop pack your picnic.
They’ve got hummus, falafel, tabouli, fruit with cottage cheese, chili dogs and burgers, as well as salads they are happy to pack up for you all in guilt free packaging!
Third Perk Coffeehouse & Wine Bar
46 W 5th St, Dayton, Ohio 45402
Pick up your wines or snack pack from Third Perk. $5 wines or $10 wine snack packs that include grapes and cheesek
Food trucks will also be lined up around the park:
Friday and Saturday – D Fish D Chicken and Gary’s Italian Ice
The Talent For Opening Weekend:
Opening Night: WORLD MUSIC Gina Chavez . AUGUST 9, 2018 AT 7 PM
There is certainly no shortage of summer music festivals in the greater Miami Valley region, however many of them lean towards jam, folk, bluegrass, and country fans. For the many alternative and indie rock fans, there are far fewer festival options, especially ones with camping.
That’s the gap that Bellwether Music Festival is hoping to fill. Referred to as a “mini-Bonnaroo”- this two-day, two-stage alternative music festival features an impressive lineup of both national and local acts, along with one of the most unique festival grounds anywhere: The Renaissance Park in Waynesville! Last year, my friend mentioned how great it would be to have a music festival there, and low and behold, someone did it!
Not only did organizers nab a prime location, they are pulling in some major acts, including: MGMT, The Flaming Lips, Local Natives, Echo & The Bunnymen, Dr. Dog, The Psychedelic Furs, Whitney, AJ & The Woods, Allah-Las, Japanese Breakfast, Bob Schneider, Erika Wennerstrom (of Heartless Bastards), This Pine Box, Alex Lahey, Dawg Yawp, Speaking Suns, The Cordial Sins, Cherry Lee & The Hot Rod Hounds and Carriers. Full schedule is posted here. Plus there are After Parties in the campground, as well as morning yoga. For the best experience, download the Bellwether app on the App Store or Google Play for map, schedule and info.
These festival organizers are tuned into what festival audiences want, so they put the stages are across from one another and set times don’t overlap. YES! Nothing more frustrating than going to music festival, and you can’t see everyone on the lineup because they are playing at the same time. Organizers say you’ll have time to grab a beer or run to the restroom and catch every band. Plus they have people and performers coming from 45 states and 8 countries. What a great event to meet all kinds of people! Plus, this festival is already committed to year two and will offer special early-bird ticket prices to those who attend this year. They thought of everything!
How To Go?
When: August 10-11, 2018. Campers can load-in starting at noon on Thursday, August 9 and must load-out by 11am on Sunday, August 12. Click here to learn more about camping at Bellwether. Not into camping? That’s cool. Click here to book your hotel room through Hotels for Hope and get the best rate.
Where: The Renaissance Festival grounds in Waynesville. The entrance to the camping grounds and festival is off OH-73. If you are traveling west, you’ll cross OH-52 and then it will be on your right. If you are traveling east, you’ll cross Harveysburg Road and then it will be on your left. They have a big ol’ field with plenty of parking. Buy your parking pass now for only $5. It’s $10 – cash only – at the gate. (see festival map below)
NOTE: Bellwether is a rain or shine event. We monitor the weather and have various protocols based on the severity of the weather. We ask you pay attention to announcements and follow instructions, so we can keep everyone safe and sound.
Who: The Bellwether Festival is a family friendly event. Kids 10 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult ticket holder. The number of free admissions is at the discretion of gate management. IMPORTANT! Kids that enter for free DO NOT have access to the VIP tent. Only VIP wristbands will be admitted.
Tickets: LOTS of ticket options! You can get passes for all weekend, or Friday or Saturday only. There are VIP options plus camping options. Bonus -Complimentary tickets to the Ohio Renaissance Festival when you purchase either Friday or Saturday tickets. Get the full run down of ticket options here: https://www.xorbia.com/e/bellwetherfest/2018
If you are one of the many avid jam band fans in the Dayton area, no doubt you have heard of The Werk Out. In it’s 9th year, this major music and arts festival is one of the “don’t miss” events of the summer. It takes place on the historic grounds at Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio, just east of Columbus, where the Grateful Dead, among others, took the stage many times. The venue’s storied past is why Dayton’s homegrown heroes, The Werks, chose to host their yearly musical extravaganza there.
The natural valley serves as an ideal spot for viewing multiple stages and comfortably camping all weekend long. You pull in right off of I-70, get parked, put your tent set up, then wander down the tree lined path, which is peppered with hammocks, vendors, food on your way to the massive stage set up. There you’ll get to see some of the most exciting national jam and rock bands touring today, including: Umphrey’s McGee (2 sets), Joe Russo’s Almost Dead (2 sets), Lettuce, Papadosio, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong (2 nights), Twiddle, Turkuaz, Spafford, The Marcus King Band, KNOWER (full band), Zach Deputy, Steady Flow, ekoostik hookah, TWERKAPOD: A Tribute to the 90s,, Rumpke Mountain Boys, Octave Cat, Ghost Light featuring Holly Bowling, Tom Hamilton, Steve Lyons, Raina Mullen, Scotty Zwang Music, Mungion, Mom and Dad (featuring Chuck Jones & Neal Evans of Dopapod), Mike Perkins, Electric Orange Peel, and Conscious Pilot.
When I think of seeing all that great music individually, it would be so expensive. That’s what makes this festival a real value for music fans like me! Plus, it’s not just music that you can take part in, as there are tons of cool classes and “Werkshops” happening as well. From yoga and classes on tarot reading, to ecological leadership classes (yeah!) and kids activities, there is something for everyone. Or just kick it at your camp site with all the new friends you are bound to make!
How to Go?
Legend Valley Music Center and Campground: 7585 Kindle Rd, Thornville, OH 43076
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 6:00 PM –Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 12:00 PM (EDT)
NOTE: Wednesday “early bird” admission is an extra fee.
Click here for ticketing information.
Dayton Native Zac Pitts, a local tv host and member of the band Flee the Valley and his business partner (and fiancee) Ashley Karsten have just announced the launch of their passion project, Sound Valley! Their goal with SV is to put Dayton’s music scene on the map by promoting local shows, interviewing local bands/artists and highlighting Dayton’s rich history of music and art.
To celebrate the launch, they are hosting the first ever Sound Valley Summer Music Festival at Yellow Cab Tavern on Saturday, September 1st. The festival will feature more than 10 bands from all over the Miami Valley. There’ll be 2 stages (indoor and outdoor), food trucks and much more.
Their vision with Sound Valley is to build our community through music.
A portion of the proceeds from the music festival will be donated to Brigid’s Path. Zac shared this announcement on his facebook page saying “Let’s be a city that is nationally recognized for its music, not it’s heroin epidemic. I’ve always been passionate about music and my hometown. . There are countless people who’ve helped me get to where I’m at in my career and now is my chance to give back to the city that made me who I am.”
Three great local alternative bands, Swearing At Motorists, Human Cannonball, Smug Brothers have come together for a very unique benefit show for Dayton musician Ian Kaplan [of Motel Beds, Lioness, Lab Partners] who recently underwent a liver transplant. This is a cool way for the bands to give back to Ian. He once rescued Smug Brothers when their regular drummer and fellow Dayton music writer Don Thrasher fell ill the day of the release show for their Fortune Rumors album. Ian volunteered to learn their set the day of the show and did an incredible job.
That’s not the only cool thing about this show. While Human Cannonball and Smug Brothers will open the show with live performances at Yellow Cab, Swearing At Motorists will be performing via live video feed from Hamburg, Germany. Wow!
How to Go? Head over to Yellow Cab Tavern Saturday, July 28th. Doors open at 8pm
Tickets are $7 advance, or $10 at the door.
The other way you can get involved in the Dayton music scene, whether you attend the event or not, is by helping Smug Brothers get their “Attic Harvest“ album release on vinyl! The band commissioned original collage artwork to grace the covers from FLIRST Handmade Collages in Cagliari, Italy. This is a 30-DAY fundraiser, wrapping up on August 16. The band explains “We’re very excited about the way these 18 tracks flow as a listening experience and how the artwork we’ve got going for it is a great visual component. It would be such a thrill for us to put this one out on vinyl.” Visit this link for more information on how you can help!
Listen to a preview track here: https://soundcloud.com/smugbrothers/rare-double-clutch-preview
Celtic Fest is continually rated the top festival in Dayton, and it boasts three solid days of non-stop entertainment. In addition to the four stages with continuous live entertainment, other festival activitieswill include a 5K Run/Walk, Celtic Bike Ride, Whiskey Tastings, Cultural Exhibits, and a fabulous Children’s Area. Come early Sunday morning for a Celtic Breakfast and Celtic Mass.
Put some adventure into your summer with 12-hours of uninterrupted music at the first ever Adventures Fest, held on Saturday, July 21 at Adventures on the Great Miami in Tipp City, Ohio. Located along the banks of the Great Miami River, Adventures on the Great Miami occupies over 34 acres along two and a half miles of riverfront. The concert bowl sits right on the Great Miami, making for the perfect setting to enjoy a day of music, the river, and friends. Attendees can watch the bands, throw a few holes of frisbee golf, take a walk in the woods, or rent a canoe, kayak or SUP for a leisurely river trip.
If you’ve been waiting for a perfect summer music fest to enjoy the Dayton’s best original music, this is the lineup for you:
RIVERBANKS ACOUSTIC STAGE:
1-1:30pm Kyleen Downes
2:30-3 Charlie Jackson of Charlie Jackson and the Heartland Railway
4-4:30 Thaddeus Williams of The American Landscape
5:30-6 David Payne of The New Old-Fashioned
7-7:30 Andy Smith of Me Time
8:30-9 Age Nowhere Duo
10-10:30 The Neverly Brothers of Shrug & The Boxcar Suite
WHEN & WHERE:
Saturday, July 21. Gates open at 10am and music goes until midnight. (Optional Pre-Party the night before Great Miami River Parade)
Located at: 1995 E Ross Rd, Tipp City, Ohio
PRICING & TICKETS:
Tickets for this one-day event are $20 in advance or $30 at the gates. Kids four and under are free. Primitive camping and river trips are not included, but will be available at the event. Presale Tickets end on Friday July 20th at 11:30pm. Tickets are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/adventures-fest-tickets-45521070748?ref=estw
On July 20, the Friday night before Adventures Fest, for a one-of-a-kind musical adventure as we host Max and Harold from The Repeating Arms for the Great Miami River Parade. From the stage of a 18-foot Stand Up Paddle Board, float alongside and listen to the sounds of music and nature. Wear a costume, make a flag for your boat, bring along your own instrument to join in the jam – it’s a River Parade! Please note that this event is not included in the cost of admittance to Adventures Fest and Adventures on the Great Miami boat rentals are $25 per person, $15 for personal craft transport, and primitive riverside camping for that night is available for $10 per person. More details to be announced as we get closer – come join us!
Food and beer sales will be offered at both events, featuring exclusive beers from Dayton’s Warped Wing Brewing Company and the Trotwood Trailer, featuring: Ermal’s, Liquid Picnic, Gamma Bomb, Trotwood, Golden Glow.
Primitive camping is not included with ticket, but available.
Please note that this event is not included in the cost of admittance to Adventures Fest and Adventures on the Great Miami boat rentals are $25 per person, $15 for personal craft transport, and primitive riverside camping for that night is available for $10 per person.
No RVs are permitted. No weapons, fireworks, glass, styrofoam or outside alcohol will be permitted.
Miami Valley Music Festival is a beloved, family friendly music festival that raises money and awareness for local charitable causes. MVMF features multiple stages where you can experience the best regional, original musical talent, along with unique vendors and children’s activities. This year’s festival features over 20 exciting, up-and-coming bands on multiple stages. Lots of variety! Couldn’t be more of a win-win for everyone!
More information can be found at www.miamivalleymusicfest.com. See below for the full music schedule and event details:
DATE AND TIME
Fri, Jul 20, 2018, 12:00 PM – Sun, Jul 22, 2018, 12:00 PM EDT
FULL MUSIC SCHEDULE:
Friday Music Schedule:
Stage 1: 6:30pm The Vibe / 10:00pm The Ark Band
Stage 2: 5:00pm Grampybone / 8:00pm Subterranean / 12:00am (midnight) Spikedrivers
Acoustic Stage: 6:00pm Joseph Gillis / 7:00pm Scott Lee
Saturday Music Schedule:
Stage 1: 11:30am Scott Lee / 1:30pm OldNews / 3:30pm Mike Perkins / 6:00pm Krunk Town Boogie / 8:00pm Charity Announcements and Movement Arts Performance / 8:30pm Wolf Moon Revival and Sharon Lane / 11:30pm D-Funk All-Stars
Stage 2: 10:00am Mystical Flutes and Tribal Drums with Yoga by Beth Weaver (The Space Between Studio in Tipp City) / 12:30pm Stringus Kahn / 2:30pm Typical Johnsons / 5:00pm Dustin Smith and the Daydreamers / 7:00pm R.I.N.D. / 10:00pm Jah Soul
Acoustic Stage: 12:00 – 3:00pm Open Mic (sign ups start Friday at the opening of the festival) / 3:00pm Vicki Brown / 4:30pm Dillon Brown / 6:00pm Tony Herdman / 7:30pm Amber Hargett
As with many festivals, there is a VIP upgrade, which includes the perks listed below. More information and pricing details here.
- Access to the VIP Hospitality Tent, sponsored by local vendors
- Beverages and water
- Back stage & front of stage seating and viewing area access
Troy Eagle’s Campgrounds:2252 Troy-Urbana Rd
Follow signs to entrance on Cathcart Road
Full detailed ticket information here.
$60 for 2 day weekend, including camping
$60 VIP upgrade
$40 for single day passes
$25 VIP car pass
$75 Reserved camping spot
$25 Car camp pass (this allows you to camp by your car)
No refunds. Please no pets.
Grammy nominated and multi-platinum selling band Daughtry released their new single “Deep End” this week.
The anthemic first single will be featured on the band’s forthcoming 5th studio album Cage To Rattle, which is set for release on July 27th via 19 Recordings/RCA Records and is available for pre-order now. Fans who pre-order the album will receive “Deep End” as well as “Backbone” as an instant download. Additionally, the group announced more tour dates in the US and overseas for this summer and fall, including a stop in Huber Heights, OH at Rose Music Center on Wednesday, August 15th.
Tickets for the Huber Heights show will go on sale to the public beginning 11am on Friday, June 22nd at www.Ticketmaster.com,www.Rosemusiccenter.com and the Rose Music Center Box Office. Charge by phone at 1.800.745.3000. *Ticket prices include parking and are subject to applicable Ticketmaster fees. Dates, times and artists subject to change without notice. All events rain or shine.
For special fan club pre-sales and ticket information please visit www.daughtryofficial.com. For the newly announced dates in the US, every pair of tickets purchased online will include one physical CD copy of Cage To Rattle. Customers will receive an email from Ticketmaster with instructions on how to redeem their album.
“Deep End” was produced by Jacquire King (Niall Horan, Kings of Leon, James Bay) and co-written by Chris Daughtry.“ Cage to Rattle has been the most fun yet most challenging album we’ve ever made,” says Chris. “It’s a musical stew we’ve been cooking up for more than 2 years and we can’t wait to satisfy the appetites of our amazing fans who’ve been patiently waiting for this record!”
Jaquire King states, “the thought of working with Chris really intrigued me. Undoubtedly, he’s truly a great singer and we took the opportunity to go on a creative journey with his band to find something new for them. The outcome will showcase new dimension and inspiration that hopefully shows new and old fans the evolution of an artist.”
Daughtry have released four studio albums, scored four No. 1 hits and garnered 4 GRAMMY nominations. Additionally, the band has sold over 8 million albums and 16 million singles, as well as selling out concerts around the globe. At radio, the band has also earned four No. 1 singles, including the mulit-format hit No. 1 song “It’s Not Over.” Daughtry’s self-titled album was the fastest-selling rock debut in Soundscan history, and its follow up, Leave This Town, marked the quintet’s second consecutive No. 1 album. The band’s third album, Break The Spell, was certified GOLD within four weeks of its release, and their last studio effort, Baptized, produced the certified GOLD single, “Waiting For Superman.”