Rip Rap Roadhouse presents a free concert with The Locals, Rusted Reserve and The Menus! Bring blankets and chairs. Music starts at 2pm.
RiverScape MetroPark is positioned at the center of more than 300 miles of paved, off-street bikeways in the Dayton region – the nation’s largest bike trail network. You can rent bikes to explore this incredible bikeway network on Saturdays and Sundays, Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. A variety of bicycles are available, as well as a host of child attachments.
Bike rentals will be available through Sept. 5. Reservations will be required for rentals during the week from 9 am to 5 pm, and walk-ups will be accepted on the weekends from 9 am to 2 pm. Reservations can be made by calling 937-275-7275. The Bike Hub is also open and memberships are available online.
Men’s, women’s and tandem bikes are available as well as youth bikes and weehoo attachements for children to ride behind an adult bike. Rentals are available for 1-, 2-, or 3-hour time blocks and rates start at $8 per hour. Helmets, water bottle cages and trail maps are included with rentals.
- Driver’s license or state identification card required for ALL rentals.
- Must be 16 years or older to rent equipment.
- We reserve the right to terminate a rental on irresponsible behavior at the discretion of its personnel.
The Lebanon Country Music Festival is an annual festival held in Lebanon, Ohio to celebrate country music, family fun, and one-of-a-kind vendors.
Festivities kick-off on Friday evening. Saturday brings you amazing music, great food, drinks, and shopping with Main Street Lebanon merchants and visiting vendors.
Last year we had 12,000 people come and enjoy this festival and we want you to be a part of it this year as we grow with you! So come on and start Stompin’ in the Street!
The Dayton Marcos were one of the original eight teams of the Negro National League in 1920. Despite that claim, only three known photos exist of players in Marcos uniforms.
A group of citizens and artists hope to change all that. The goal of the campaign is to raise money to depict players who played for the team, in period-appropriate Dayton Marcos jerseys, as well as historically accurate scenes through art.
“It’s hard for many people to appreciate history they can’t see,” says Alex Smith, a researcher, and organizer for the project. “But we have plenty of data, and images of many prominent players who played for Dayton at other stops in their career. We want to use the power of art to tell these stories, and help people connect with a heritage our city already has but isn’t properly recognized.”
Prominent local artists including Willis “Bing” Davis, Dwayne Daniel, James Pate, and Morris T. Howard are connected to the project.
The fundraiser, organized with local 501(c)(3) Planned2Give, seeks to raise $20k for numerous pieces of art, a historical marker, new reproduction jerseys, and the hope to eventually create public art.
To donate, visit daytonmarcos.org.
Juliet Fromholt, long-time music host and director of digital and programming strategy at WYSO 91.3 FM, will begin leading the radio station’s music department on July 1. She assumes this position after 15 years with WYSO and as the music department is broadening its reach and becoming a key part of the station’s listener growth strategy.
Fromholt came to WYSO in 2006 as a volunteer music host. Since then, she has worn many hats, including webmaster, digital strategy developer and even Clark County reporter. She says she is thrilled to be able to focus solely on strengthening WYSO’s music department. “I’m honored to have the opportunity to grow our musical presence while providing support to our ongoing programs,” she says. “WYSO already is a destination for music discovery, and we have so much potential to serve our local community through music on the air, online and in person.”
WYSO General Manager Luke Dennis says Fromholt was a natural choice for this leadership role. She has always programmed music for her weekly WYSO shows, “Kaleidoscope” and “Alpha Rhythms,” and she regularly books in-studio performances. “Also, she just ‘gets’ WYSO,” Dennis says. “Few people have as well-rounded an understanding of this station, its audience and its mission.” Fromholt also has deep connections in the region’s music scene. “She has earned the respect of the local music community because she recognizes and knows how to spotlight emerging and veteran musicians,” Dennis says. “She also has strong relationships with public radio music stations across the country, always learning from what they’re doing and bringing great ideas back to WYSO.”
Fromholt is proud that the mix of local and national music on WYSO—from funk to bluegrass to rock—satisfies a wide range of musical tastes. “I’m excited to deepen our commitment to our listeners and our local musicians and venues and to continue to make WYSO a destination for great music,” she says.
“This is a time of big, exciting changes for WYSO music,” Dennis says. In February, Evan Miller became the new host of Excursions. Just prior to that, the station expanded its mid-day music programming to five hours, brought back the nationally hosted show “World Cafe” and revised the Saturday night lineup to create seven hours of bluegrass, roots and Americana music. “As a hybrid format station, offering news/talk and music in equal measure, I believe that our musc shows are our best opportunity to attract new listeners,” he adds. “Who doesn’t want to discover their next favorite song, their next favorite artist? And once we get a new listener’s attention through music, that listener is more likely to stick around to discover the enlightening and entertaining news and storytelling programs we offer.”
Filling the role formerly held by Niki Dakota, Fromholt will lead a team of two staff music hosts and 10 volunteer hosts. She will oversee the development of new, local music shows; as well as dynamic new partnerships with music venues, arts organizations and other creative media outlets. This summer WYSO will hire a digital producer to take over Fromholt’s website and social media management duties.
“I’ve always been proud to be part of WYSO’s community service mission,” Fromholt says. “And I’m so looking forward to shaping the way we can serve our community with great music.”
FOOD: The Temple Bakery returns with delicious honey cake to tantalize your taste buds and immerse your mouth in the richness of these beloved Jewish desserts. In addition, Evans Bakery will offer challah each month and El Meson is our food truck partner this month. Pre-order your honey cake, challah, and more here: https://tidayton.wispform.com/e5629500.
Move your workout outdoors, come down to RiverScape and enjoy Yoga with Tori Reynolds. Please bring your own water bottle and towel or mat.