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.

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.

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

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+

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+

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

As always, thank you for supporting live music!

Your Dayton Music Insider,

Libby Ballengee

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