The Driving Force is back at the Oregon Express Bar & Restaurant on Saturday, August 24th from 8 – 12!!!!!! The Driving Force loves to play here because the servers are sweetest, the Oregon Express makes the best pizzas in Dayton, Ohio, and this is where the band played for their honeymoon gig! Come on down and let’s keep #daytonstrong!
THE STRAY CATS, the band that put Rockabilly music back on the record charts in the early ’80s, are celebrating their 40th anniversary with a new tour and album. The new album, titled 40, marks their first new music in 26 years and is set for release on May 24 via Surfdog Records (CD, vinyl, digital). The 40th Anniversary Tour will make a stop in Huber Heights, OH at Rose Music Center on Wednesday, August 14th. The James Hunter Duo will join the show as support.
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
The first-ever Hopewell Music Festival will take place on Saturday, August 17th at Fulton Farms in Troy, OH at their new venue next to Lost Creek. The festival will be headlined by international act, the Allman Betts Band. Also featured is American Idol star, Alexis Gomez, blues rocker RJ Howson, J Edwards and many more incredible entertainers.
Located along the Great Miami River, nestled in the woods along Lost Creek, the Hopewell music venue is designed around the same natural land features the Hopewell Indians enjoyed over 1500 years ago. “It’s our vision to preserve what is left of “The Hopewell Tradition” and share it with the local community,” states founder, Joshua David Fulton.
Visitors will find a variety of beer and wine sponsored by Sweetwater Brewing Co. Additionally, festival goers can enjoy and array of food options along with an assortment of art vendors.
The concert will take place from Noon to 11 p.m. on August 17th. Tickets are available for purchase at $40 pre-sale and $50 at the gate. VIP tickets are $85 pre-sale and $110 at the gate. VIP ticket holders will be treated to a reserved area in front of the main stage with an elevated view, as well as access to the tent area with a private bar, snacks and facilities. VIPs can skip the lines for food and drinks by utilizing a private walking trail along scenic Lost Creek to the vending area.
Parking will be in the hay field just past the entrance by the Hopewell Music Festival Sign. Organizers ask that you leave all pets at home. Coolers will not be permitted in the venue. Consider bringing a blanket or outdoor chair for your comfort.
Gates will open at 11:30 a.m. For tickets and additional information, please visit www.hopewellmusicfestival.com.
For Music Fan’s listening pleasure:
- The We Care Arts annual Arts & Drafts Festival from 2-10pm on August 3rd
- Address: 3035 Wilmington Pk in Kettering.
- Parking is available in nearby lots or residential streets.
- Going to drink? We encourage you to get a ride, Lyft or Uber on your way!
- All ages welcome!
- $10 at the door or for pre-sale click here.
The leaders of some of Dayton’s Legendary Funk Bands have joined efforts with Planned2Give, a non-profit fundraising organization, to raise funds to help the survivors of the recent tornados in their recovery process.
#937- Live, Legends for Relief is a benefit concert with some of Dayton’s top, platinum selling recording artists. The Ohio Players, The Original Lakeside, Zapp, and special guest Steve Arrington, among others, have graciously donated their time and talents to create this special performance in order to help in the recovery process of the Miami Valley’s affected areas. The concert will be held on Wednesday, September 18 at Rose Music Center in Huber Heights, Ohio. This effort is the vision of The Original Lakeside’s senior member, Stephen Shockley, and his wife, Brenda Lutz. Stephen Shockley said, “Sitting in the dark after the tornados, Brenda and I lit some candles waiting for power to be restored. When the power was restored, we turned on the television and saw Sinbad, the comedian, at the Arena in Trotwood participating in tornado relief work. I thought back to all of the shows we had done in the past, I turned to Brenda and said, ‘NOW IS THE TIME!’ Now’s the time for all these bands to come together to do a benefit concert for Dayton. We can do this!”
This concert is especially unique because of its historic nature. These bands that helped form a genre of music and put Dayton on the map as “The Land of Funk,” have never been on one stage together in Dayton. Shockley shared, “I’ve been in concerts a long time and felt like I could reach out and put all of the famous bands from Dayton together and finally do a concert for Dayton. We are all friends, but we have never all played together in Dayton, on the same stage, at the same time! We felt like it would be a historic concert for a spectacular cause, and when Brenda and I started reaching out, the response was so great that we were energized to go forward.”These Legendary Funk bands’ music has stood the test of time and has regularly been sampled by contemporary artists. Songs like The Ohio Players’ Love Rollercoster and Fire, Lakeside’s Fantastic Voyage and Zapp’s More Bounce to the Ounce, and many other songs, are recognized as the Dayton Funk Sound that had a major impact on the national funk music genre.
The money raised from the concert will be donated to the Dayton Foundation’s Greater Dayton Disaster Relief Fund. This concert is made possible by all of our partners and sponsors of the event. The support of the community will make this night a success for the Miami Valley region and those affected by the tornados.
Tickets go on sale Friday, Aug 2, 2019 at 11:00 AM
Victoria Theatre Association’s Music Series presents 4-time Grammy®- winning artist, LYLE LOVETT AND HIS ACOUSTIC GROUP in an intimate concert at the historic Victoria Theatre, Friday, Oct. 18 at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at Ticket Center Stage, by phone at 937-228-3630 or online at ticketcenterstage.com.
Victoria Theatre Association’s Music Series presents 4-time Grammy®- winning artist, Singer, composer and actor Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers.
Whether touring as a ‘Duo’ or with his ‘Acoustic Group’ or his ‘Large Band,’ Lovett’s live performances show not only the breadth of this Texas legend’s deep talents, but also the diversity of his influences, making him one of the most compelling and captivating musicians in popular music.
Tickets for the Oct. 18 performance start at $52 and are on sale now at Ticket Center Stage, by phone at 937-228-3630 or online at ticketcenterstage.com.
For more information about Victoria Theatre Association’s 2019-2020 season, visit victoriatheatre.com.
Saturate your senses in the sights, sounds, and tastes of our Celtic heritage. Discover the magic that keeps people returning to Dayton’s Celtic Festival year after year. Come and experience the rich traditions that we Celtic folk hold dear to our hearts.
Bar Granda, the new bar and restaurant at the corner of Main & Monument downtown, has rebranded itself and reopened with an exotic flair! The decor and menu have been refreshed with a warm and cozy Mediterranean vibe, and food coming from the Latin Arepas Truck (indoors). They are equally as proud of their craft tequila menu, as their delicious mocktails for those choosing to stay sober.
The other big change to the venue is the addition of curated pan-cultural events. This Friday, they start their “Last Friday” series with The Dayton Salsa Project, who performs live Latin music (salsa/merengue/bachata/bolero) for your listening and dancing pleasure. Not sure how to dance Latin style? Watch and learn, and start with the merengue! You’ll be swaying your hips in no time. 9pm-12am. $10 cover. 21+
Later this summer, they are hosting a very special evening on Wednesday August 28th with The Flamenco Company of Columbus. Enjoy food, music and dance in a format rarely seen in Dayton – flamenco! Tickets include tapas & wine before the performance and dessert and Cava before final performance. What a wonderful cultural experience that will be! 7-10pm. $48 via Eventbrite. 21+
This flair of culture on the northern end of downtown is just the spark that area needs! Be sure to show your support of this new business next time you are planning a happy hour meet up, a date night or solo adventure downtown!
More about Bar Granada
Bar Granada is located at 5 W Monument Ave, Dayton, OH 45402
Please note that parking lot adjacent to building is just $1 upon exit after 8pm.
Hours: Wednesday 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM / Thursday 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM / Friday 5:00 PM – 1:00 AM / Saturday 5:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Find out more: https://www.bardayton.com/
The Menus offer a wild, side-splitting show combined with musical content profoundly orchestrated. A crowd pleaser extraordinaire. This concert features adult humor that may be unsuitable for younger audiences.
The City of Centerville and the Centerville Arts Commission are proud sponsors of the Summer Concert Series. The free concerts run from June to September at the Stubbs Park Community Amphitheater.