Tajci was a pop superstar in her country of Croatia, by the time she was 19 years old. She achieved platinum status selling a million records and packing sold-out venues. Tajci (Eurovision Song Contest Finalist) and her sister Sanya (Lead vocalist with Trans-Siberian Orchestra) join acclaimed-pianist, Brian Hanson in presenting a musical cabaret style show of the American Songbook with an international flair.
Thanksgiving weekend is a time to reunite with friends and family, from far and wide. It holds true for musicians too! This weekend, some very special reunions are happening at The Brightside over the holiday weekend.
On Wednesday November 27th, the weekend kicks off with a showcase that serves to reunite dozen of area’s finest psychedelic rock musicians and their fans for the ultimate Thanksgiving Jam! Dayton music lovers have been attending Werksgiving for years, so while The Werks are taking a break, lead guitarist Chris Houser has invited his friends for an epic line up featuring Subterranean, Kommunity Service (a super group featuring members from The Werks, Boogie Matrix, Subterranean & Arrows of Neon), and Oh Kee Pa performing a tribute to Phish. My advice? Wear comfy shoes and prepare to boogie!
This rockin’ weekend continues with a Black Friday Special on November 29th, which highlights an exclusive homecoming performance by Dayton native Charlie Tipton. He’s been working on his EP in Tennessee and is excited to perform this material with his hometown family! The night is topped off with high energy Blues Rock from Wolf Moon Revival! It’s going to be an incredible night of original Dayton music!
Bonus – both performances will have the Hunger Force Food Truck on site! Their specialty is comfort food, which is perfect for the holiday weekend. So come hungry for this special weekend of live music and reunions with old friends!
HOW TO GO?
- Wednesday, November 27, 2019
- The Brightside (905 E 3rd St, Dayton)
$10 advance at SoundValleyDayton.com through Tuesday at midnight
- $15 day of show price
- All ages welcome!
- Doors 7:30pm / Show 8:30pm.
- 8:30pm – Oh Kee Pa (a Celebration of Phish)
- 10pm – Kommunity Service
- 11:30pm – Subterranean (music over approx 1am)
- Friday, November 29, 2019
- The Brightside (905 E 3rd St, Dayton)
$10 advance at SoundValleyDayton.com
- All ages welcome!
- Doors 8pm / Show 9pm.
- 9pm Charlie Tipton Solo Set
- 10pm Charlie Tipton Band
- 11:45pm Wolf Moon Revival (music over approx 1:45am)
Both shows are also produced by Venus Child Productions.
Dayton area bluegrass fans are in for a truly special treat this Friday November 22nd, 2019 when The Del McCoury Band makes a stop at The Dayton Art Institute during his 80th Birthday tour! Vince Gill says it simply, and maybe best: “I’d rather hear Del McCoury sing Are You Teasing Me’ then just about anything.”
Even among the pantheon of music’s finest artists, Del McCoury stands alone. His six decades of bluegrass bliss brings new triumphs, new collaborations, and new music. With but a single change in membership in twenty seven years, The Del McCoury Band shows unprecedented stability, as well as garnering the respect and admiration of the industry for its unmistakable work.
The Del McCoury Band, the most awarded band in the history of bluegrass, will be joined on state with special guests The Tillers. Thumping their own distinctive sound of string band style folk music for a decade, riding it all over the country and across the sea. Four studio albums and one live record have won them praise as modern folk storytellers of the national soundscape.
Join in this exclusive event at the recently renovated Mimi and Stuart Rose Auditorium inside the Dayton Art Institute. Seating is limited in this beautiful, and intimate theatre. Museum doors, and bar open at 6pm. Guests are welcome to walk through the American Gallery into the Great Hall where the bar is located. This performance is presented by Early Drive Productions, Media partner WYSO Radio and The Dayton Art Institute – Celebrating 100 years in 2019.
How to Go?
Where: The Dayton Art Institute’s Mimi and Stuart Rose Auditorium
When: Friday November 22, 2019. Museum Doors 6pm. Theatre Doors 7pm. Performance 8-10pm.
- Where: The Trolley Stop – 530 E. 5th St.
- When: Saturday, November 23
- Time: 9:30pm – 1:30am
- Cover: $5
The instigator behind the Oxford Chamber Series will now take the stage! Join us for an evening that is sure to delight as Oxford’s favorite pianist performs an intriguing program personally curated to showcase his interpretations of classics both acoustic and electronic.
Proceeds go to support youth arts programming.
If you’re feeling the biting winds of winter already, there is going to be a reprieve this weekend at the hottest dance party of the season: the legendary D Funk All-Stars present an Old School Groove Night in The Brightside’s Vodvil Ballroom!
Making this show extra special is the fact that it’s also longtime Dayton sound engineer Monika Shroyer‘s birthday party too! What a way to celebrate! The party kicks off with D Funk’s set and then moves into after party mode with DJ Dingo.
So grab your dancin shoes on and head on over for a truly Funkalious event!
How To Go?
Saturday November 9, 2019
at The Brightside Music & Event Venue (905 E 3rd St)
All ages are welcome!
Doors 8pm. Show 9pm.
$10 advance. $15 day of show.
Tickets available here: https://www.soundvalleydayton.com/events/d-funk-all-stars-with-dj-dingo
The Brightside is committed to hosting a variety of events to the Dayton area, including classical music too! Dayton’s own Joshua Halpern (cello) is back home from globe trotting with his group, the Rodin Trio, to perform on Wednesday October 30th in the new venue’s beautiful Vodvil Ballroom. The trio is rounded out with Scott Cuellar (piano – faculty at Oberlin) and Philip Marten (violin – Assistant Concert Master at Cincinnati Symphony).
This particular performance is everything typical classical concerts are not: casual and affordable! Organizers are particularly encouraging students to attend for just $7, and $10 for adults – in advance. Quite the value to see performers of this caliber! Pre-sale tickets are available at SoundValleyDayton.com. Note: Ticket prices raise to $10 / $15 day of show.
When I asked Joshua why this hometown show is so special, he explained: “I got my start in Dayton in every way –– Nan Watson, my orchestra teacher at Oakwood, was the first person to put a cello in my hands. Early on I studied privately with her and a couple of other cellists in the Dayton Philharmonic. Betsey Hofeldt, a violinist in the DPO, was the first to introduce me to chamber music, which totally changed my life. I played for years in the Junior Strings Orchestra and the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. I wouldn’t have pursued music without all of these hometown influences and to be able to finally come back and not only see so many familiar faces but thank them with music, and show them (I hope) how I’ve continued to grow, is a really special kind of full-circle moment that brings me a lot of joy.”
If you’ve ever been curious about experiencing the power and beauty of classical music, this is the perfect opportunity!
- The Program:
- Beethoven: Piano Trio No. 2 in G major, Op 1 No. 2
- Martinu: Piano Trio No. 2 in D minor, H. 327
- Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, Op. 66
- How to Go?
- The Brightside at 905 E 3rd St, Dayton OH
- Wednesday October 30, 2019
- Doors 7pm. Performance 7:30-9pm.
- All ages welcome!
- General Admission: $10 adv / $15 day of show
- Student: $7 student adv / $10 day of show (Student over 18? Please bring ID)
- Tickets: https://www.soundvalleydayton.com/events/an-evening-with-the-rodin-trio
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS
Since graduating from Oakwood High School in 2012, Josh has earned degrees from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University in Houston and from the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. Most recently, he completed a chamber music tour of Germany that took him to Berlin, Mecklenburg, and to Beethoven’s former home in Bonn. In June, Josh was guest principal cello with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra for performances in the Netherlands and WHERE, and on tour to Taiwan and China.
Josh first played cello as a fourth grader at Harman Elementary. During high school, he was principal cello for the Oakwood High School Orchestra and the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and was a founding member of the Blackbird String Quartet at OHS. As part of the prep program at University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Josh was a founding member of the Polaris Quartet which won the gold medal in the junior division of the Fischoff International Chamber Music competition in 2011.
The Rodin Trio, established in 2017, also includes Philip Marten, violin, who is assistant concertmaster of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and Scott Cuellar, piano, who is on faculty at Oberlin Conservatory. The three musicians each maintain separate busy schedules, but are excited to be playing together again and bringing their music to Dayton.
The rich musical traditions of the University of Dayton (UD) Department of Music continue with its Faculty Brass Quintet. Faculty brass ensembles have a history at UD dating back several decades. In recent years, the faculty brass ensemble has been expanded to include a brass quintet with a traditional complement of players, allowing a fuller range of music to be explored and brought to audiences. Comprised of UD’s brass instructors, this ensemble shares great brass music with audiences on and off campus.
Bob Lanzetti is a Brooklyn, NY based professional guitarist, composer, producer, and educator. He has performed and recorded with many artists throughout the NYC area as well as played in over 40 countries with the three time Grammy Award Winning jazz/funk collective, Snarky Puppy: Best R&B Performance in 2014 (“Something” featuring Lalah Hathaway), and Best Contemporary Instrumental Album in 2016 and 2017 (“Sylva” with Metropole Orkest and “Culcha Vulcha”, respectively).
Bob Lanzetti’s group consists of a collective of old friends who have been playing together in a variety of settings for over a decade. The band is able to move as one, effortlessly changing styles as well as weaving between composition and improvisation. The group draws inspiration from many genres of music. In a given performance you can hear hints of Americana, jazz, avant-garde, rock, afro-beat, country, and free improvisation, sometimes all within the same tune. Currently the group consists of Jordan Perlson on drums (Adrian Belew, Banda Magda, Becca Stevens Band) and Matt Aronoff on bass (Banda Magda, Fred Hersch, Kenny Werner).
Bob released his debut record as a leader entitled, Whose Feet are These That are Walking, in fall of 2017 to positive reviews and has done a number of US tours in support of the album.
HOW TO GO?
Sunday October 20, 2019
at The Brightside Music & Event Venue – 905 E 3rd St
Doors 7pm. Show 8-10pm
Advance tickets $10 (https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4372687)
Day of show $15
All ages Welcome!
Downtown’s newest indoor music venue, The Brightside, is dedicated to providing a true variety of quality music to Dayton’s audiences. This weekend proves that point! On Friday they host Dixon’s Violin, as seen on TED.com, at Electric Forest, at Burning Man, and across North America. This is a rare opportunity to see this mesmerizing music up-close-and-personal in their intimate listening room space!
The world’s premier visionary violinist, Dixon’s life mission is to inspire people – and he has done so across North America, including giving three TED talks/performances, performing for over ten years at Burning Man, plus radio, TV, and film appearances. A former technology leader and symphony violinist, Dixon walked away from a distinguished career to follow his dream full-time, and invented a whole new music genre. Dixon now improvises on a 5-string electric violin with a looping system he developed to create an all-live one-man symphony, guided by his remarkable personal story of life transformation.
Kicking off the show is Dance Furiously, a rock and roll orchestration of funk, electronica, jazz, pop & soul that blends together a compelling sound which tells the story of a thriving music community in Columbus, Ohio. The group emphasizes live improvisation & expression thru their live show and consistently opens up their songs and reinterprets them to make them sound uniquely new, each time.
HOW TO GO?
Friday October 18th
at The Brightside Music & Event Venue
905 E 3rd St
Dayton, OH 45402
7:00 PM Doors Open
8:00 PM Dance Furiously
9:00 PM Dixon’s Violin
$12 advance tickets / $15 day of show
All ages are welcome, children 12 and under are free!