For many local music fans, the first week of October has become an unofficial holiday thanks to Dayton Music Fest. The festival is celebrating it’s fifth anniversary by once again offering a fine sampling of over 30 local bands at a variety of downtown Dayton venues. This year’s festival is October 3rd, and the excitement is building. It’s a great opportunity to see a bunch of your favorite local bands in a single evening, but you needn’t be a part of “the scene” to enjoy yourself. The festival is also the perfect opportunity to see just some of the amazing music Dayton has to offer every weekend.
There are also several local events that have popped up in conjunction with Dayton Music Fest. One of them is Poster-tastic, an art show celebrating local gig poster art, at Derailed Salon Hair Salon in the Oregon District.
On September 30, Kaleidoscope will present a special Dayton Music Fest show with music from many of the festival bands as well as interviews with the organizers of Dayton Music Fest and the organizer of Poster-tastic. Kaleidoscope airs Wednesday nights from 8 to 11pm on WYSO.