The first of such signature events happens Wednesday night at the
Jam for Jerry Jazz Session
. This is one of two final events at the beloved venue, this one in memory of
who brought jazz to Dayton for half a century. It's a wonderful way for the musicians he inspired to remember him. Music from 8pm-11pm.
For rock fans, the annual Dayton Underground Series End of Year Bash
is truly a "don't miss" event, featuring three fantastic local bands: RIND, ThunderTaker, and
Duderus. Join in the fun at Oscar's Bar
from 8pm - 12am. No cover! $20 VIP Passes available at www.musicconnectiondayton.com.
Thursday evening you can also catch
Thursdays At Yellow Cab Tavern
The line-up of local talent includes some great ones this week, including:
Golden Guy, Debbie Decasio, Noah Rauch, Chris Ball,
among others! No cover.
In the mood for Oysters and Jazz? Head over for the weekly special at
Hannah's, hosted by The Next One Up. Event 8:30-11:30pm. No cover.
Bluegrass fans are in for a real treat out in Beavercreek with "
The Folkin' Grassholes
". Make your reservations today at
Spinoza's Gourmet Pizza & Salads for this special holiday hoedown! Show 6:30-9:30pm.
takes place Friday night with local Blues vets, The Doug Hart Band and The Eric Jerardi Band. These gentleman are ready to deliver an epic sendoff for Jerry and the memory of Gilly's. Do stop on out, and give the historic venue your final goodbyes. Doors open at 7:00pm. Show starts at 8:00pm. Admission $12 at the door.
The ladies take over the stage at
Blind Bob's Bar
Friday night, with 4 female fronted punk rock bands:
Secret Circle Society, Sonic Rift, Useless Fox, Bloody Lips.
They are ready to get your NYE weekend rockin' early! Doors 9pm. $5 cover. 21+
The always entertaining
the Fox Trio performs with the Random Flashbacks at Hannah's Friday night. Doors at 9pm. Music at 10pm. 18+ No cover!
South of town, you can enjoy a lovely evening of jazz with the
Ian Mortensen Trio
Blue Note Bistro in Miamisburg. They'll be playing some originals too! 8pm-11pm. No cover. All ages. Calling ahead to make reservations is recommended: (937) 247-3000.
Blues fans have quite the weekend in store between Friday night at Gilly's, and then on Saturday with
Scotty Bratcher and
Noah Hunt at
Oddbody's Music Room. Wow! Not the weekend to stay at home, that's for sure! Scotty is simply an amazing guitarist. If you haven't had a listen, make sure you do! Doors 7pm. Show 8pm. $15 advance. $20 day of show. 18+
Rock'a'billy is on the menu at Tumbleweed Connection in the Oregon District, with
Cherry Lee & The Hot Rod Hounds. This talented crew gets the place swingin' and dancin' all night long! Always a super fun time! Doors 9:30pm. $5 cover. 21+
The Johnson Treatment, a young and very talented ensemble takes the stage at Blind Bob's Saturday night. If you like funk, blues, soul, and everything in between, you'll be lovin' the music with this group. Awesome vocals, and a great vibe. Doors 9pm. $5 cover. 21+
Original rock band
Brother Rabi and the Soul Seekers
have started working on their debut album, and are taking a break from recording, to play a show at the
Celebrate with the from 10pm-1am.
is always a feast for the senses. The performance itself will feature all three facets of the
, and the instrumentalists of the
Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra
. And, as always, a splash of color ends the evening with a balloon drop at the finale. Running from 8 pm to 10 pm, gives you time after to head to the next party or home for midnight! Prior to the concert, tasty appetizers and sweets will be available for purchase in the Wintergarden, and during intermission the audience can toast one another with flutes of champagne. Tickets start at $19. For tickets, call 228-3630 or visit ticketcenterstage.com
One of the funnest New Years Eve parties of the night is with
Blind Bob's. Last year it was standing room only, this year will yet again be another epic night of great music, high energy, good vibes, and dancing! Simply a fabulous group of musicians who will leave you in great spirits for 2018! Doors 9pm. $10. 21+
Also downtown, you can enjoy the
John Welton Trio
Hannah's on Ludlow. He'll be singing the old Waterband favorites, his fresh new originals and some carefully selected covers. Trombonist Brad Kepperly and multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Canonico will be accompanying so it's sure to be an interesting night of musical fun and surprises. 9pm-2am.
It's going to be a funky time at
One Eyed Jacks
with a sweet line-up of local bands including
Krunk Town Boogie, CozmikSpirit, Crosley Court,
and late night set with B2B DJ set with
. Lots of smiles at this show! Formal dress optional. 18+ Music at 9pm. $5 at the door.
Certainly one of the biggest parties of the night will be south in Middletown with the party boys themselves,
They are celebrating the new year at
Derick Howard, and
Extra fun? They have rented the entire Red Roof Inn at the rate of $60 for all their fans! You must use this code when reeserving: PROMO CODE: GLO17. Rooms very limited! Show at Old Crow starts at 9pm. Doors 8pm. Tickets $10 at the door.
Happy New Year! And as always, thank you for supporting live music!
Your Dayton Music Insider,
Note: This blog was updated after first published to update musicians performing at Showcase Thursday at Yellow Cab.
Note to Readers: The information above is for December 2017. This is a listing of interesting shows in the Miami Valley region, but is by no means definitive. There are always lots of shows, and so much space and time to touch upon them all. If I don’t list a price, I’m not sure what it is. Typically cover charges for local shows are $5. Click hyperlinks to find out more about the bands, venues, and events, including start times, directions, and ticket information. You can keep up with my live music adventures on Facebook, Instagram, or