Dayton Music Insider

This blog is for all the fans of live music, from the casual listener to the weekend warrior, so they can easily find great music in Dayton area.

Dayton Music Insider: The Original Musician's Co-Op Returns!

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Mick had wanted his peer and fellow musician Sharon Lane to host the event in case he could not attend. In that spirit, Sharon will keep this Dayton music tradition going every First Friday at Hannah's (located downtown on Ludlow near the Arts Garage). What a wonderful way to keep Mick's spirit alive!

Keep reading to find out more about the return of The Original  Musician's Co-Op and all the other yummy events happening this weekend!

> To learn more about Sharon Lane, click here.

>> These singing Dayton siblings are bringing their family jam to Yellow Cab

Thursday February 1st

Get your weekend started early at the Dayton Philharmonic's Led Zeppelin Warm-Up Party on Thursday from 7-8pm at  Yellow Cab TavernThis free pop-up performance is a fun way to preview the DPO's weekend Led Zeppelin tribute show run. (Get more details about that under Friday's events). This is a quick music diversion that's worth stopping out for!

Following this event, stick around at Yellow Cab for their weekly free Showcase Thursday, yet another event that Mick inspired! This week's show features local musicians  Benjamin Thomas, Mandy Jewell, Emma Woodruff, Golden Guy, and Chris Ball. Starts at 8pm. Free.

In Beavercreek, folk fans will be in for a weeknight treat with the “ Folkin’ Grassholes ” at  Spinoza’s  (in the Fairfield Commons Mall) for their brand of hard driving bluegrass. A very talented crew and great pizza equals a wonderful date night or early evening out with friends! Show from 6:30-9:30.

Friday February 2nd

Looking for a Happy Hour show? Stop by Oregon Express from 4-8pm to enjoy the Linda Prevo Band. No cover and great pizza!

The Remnant Family Jam with the Adam Remnant band and Human Cannonball with Counterfeit Madison and Blake Skidmore, plus surprise guests at Yellow Cab 700 E. 4th St., Dayton. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Cost is $9/advance, $13/day of show. Get tickets here.

>> These singing Dayton siblings are bringing their family jam to Yellow Cab

This "First Friday" is the official return of Mick Montgomery's original  Musician's Co-Op at Hannah's . This is the last show Mick personally booked, so it's certainly an extra special show! Needless to say it's a dynamite line-up including Charlie Tipton, Harold Hensley, John Dubuc, Steve Green, Dennis Rodderman, Sandy Bashaw, Tod Weidner, Ryan Roth and of course, Sharon, herself. Free show. 9pm. (My advice, get there early to get your spot!)

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At  Third Perk Coffeehouse and Wine Bar you can enjoy a fantastic evening with the funky and fabulous local group  Freakquency. Music from 9pm-11:30pm. Cover: $5. 21+

The very talented rockabilly band  Cherry Lee & The Hot Rod Hounds  is back at The Trolley Stop  Friday night. Always a fun time with this crew! 9:30pm. $5 cover. 21+

Old City,  an indie rock band from Cincinnati is coming up to perform at South Park Tavern with Dayton's own  Lord Kimbo.  This is going to be a very lively show - so get there early to get a good spot! 9pm.

>> Dayton punk band Raging Nathans celebrating 'Cheap Fame'

At Blind Bob's there's an extra special show with local punk band Raging Nathans.  They are celebrating their newest album release entitled "Cheap Fame." They are joined by a slew of great rock bands including  The Story Changes YARDBOSS, Sok, and Negative Protein.  9pm. $5 cover. 21+

Saturday February 3rd

Saturday night, Americana style fans are going to love seeing Winchester Gray, Kent Montgomery and The Typical Johnsons at Dublin Pub. This is Winchester Gray's bi-annual show at the Pub, joined by Kent Montgomery from The New Old Fashioned filling in on lead guitar for the night. The Typical Johnsons's performing too truly makes this is "don't miss" show! 9pm-1am.

One of Dayton's treasured local groups,  Puzzle of Light is performing at Trolley Stop on Saturday night. Puzzle of Light is a quintet of musicians who play American Creative Music with Michael Bashaw on flutes, harmonica, vocals, and percussion, Sandy Bashaw on guitar and vocals, Dick Roll on bass, John Taylor on drums and Erich Reith on percussion. A superstar line-up! Music starts at 9:30PM with a $5 admission. 21+

Blind Bob's hosts another night of up-and-coming rocker with The Quiet Hollars, Paige Beller, Peter Mills, and Josh Goodloe . 9pm $5 cover. 21+.

Wednesday, February 7

Third Coast Percussion performs at the University of Dayton on Wed Feb 7th. Contributed photo.

I don't often mention mid-week shows, but Third Coast Percussion's Paddle to the Sea coming to University of Dayton is a great exception!  This adventurous Grammy-winning quartet is known for their riveting multi-media performances. Co-sponsored by the Hanley Sustainability Institute. Show at 7:30 p.m. For ticket information, click here .

As always, thank you for supporting live music!

Your Dayton Music Insider,

Libby Ballengee

Special Thanks: To  Jennifer Taylor for use of her image of Sharon Lane as the "Featured Image" this week. This image is from her Dayton music calendar for 2018, which are still for sale here.

Note to Readers: The information above is for February 2018. This is a listing of interesting shows in the Miami Valley region, but is by no means definitive. There are always lots of shows happening! Click hyperlinks to find out more about the bands, venues, and events, including start times, directions, and ticket information. If I don’t list a price, it wasn’t listed. Typically cover charges for local shows are $5.  You can keep up with my live music adventures on Facebook, Instagram, or  Twitter

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