April is a magical month because it finally feels like spring. After the long cold and grey winter months, those first weekends in April when you don’t have to wear a coat or scrape your windshield, feels like freedom. When that happens, it’s time to shake off cabin fever, push the cobwebs off those dancing shoes, and have some fun! You can do that in spades at this weekend’s This Must Be The Party concert extravaganza!
This Must Be The Party is the namesake of a local all-star tribute band that performs a complete recreation of the innovative album and documentary “Stop Making Sense” by the Talking Heads. This act blasted onto the Dayton scene in 2017 with a much talked about performance. Local music legend Sharon Lane wrote “It was beyond crazy good, it was an amazing show. Everyone was incredible. I will say this… Dayton has some unbelievable musicians. What a great time. If you missed it… don’t miss the next one!” Well it’s been a 2 year wait for the “next one” – and it’s finally here this weekend!
Making this show even more special is the addition of the all original afro-funk-jazz band Ernie Johnson from Detroit. This 9-piece band that is actually from Cincinnati will blow your socks off – literally! With a powerful horn section and infectious grooves, you won’t be able to resist the dance floor! (My advice, wear comfortable shoes).
All of this musical goodness is happening at the brand new Brightside Music & Event Center in downtown Dayton at the corner of 3rd and Keowee. This very cool new space is the new go-to spot for both listening room show and epic dance parties such as this.
How to Go?
Friday April 19, 2019 at Brightside Music & Event Center (905 E 3rd St Dayton OH)
Doors 8pm / Music at 8:30-10pm – Ernie Johnson from Detroit
10:30pm-12:30am – This Must Be The Party
Advance tickets $15. Day of show $20. All ages.
Preview the show here (note: sound quality much better in real life!)