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.

Don't miss the Dayton Music Fest!

This weekend's  Dayton Music Fest is a treasure troves for local music aficionados!

Local musician Nathan Peters curated a super sweet line-up across two beloved venues on both Friday and Saturday nights. This festival truly highlights a host of innovative local acts across various genres, ranging from alternative, punk, surf rock, pop, folk, and funk originals.

This Must Be the Party reprises their take on Talking Heads at Dayton Music Fest on Saturday November 4th. PHOTO / TOM GILLIAM

Of course, I'm looking forward to a reprise of  This Must Be the Partythe Talking Heads tribute act that was the talk of the town this spring. Be sure to stop by to see what they're talking about, which of course, is a whole lot of fun! You can't help but dance, no matter how shy you are! I'll be there early - because the whole night is amazing!

Tickets are a great value: $15 Weekend Pass or $8 per Venue. This is seriously one of the "don't you dare miss" music events of the fall! Ages 21+

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Keep reading for the full schedule at Dayton Music Fest and for the rest of the cool shows going down!

Friday November 3rd

Dayton Music Fest Schedule:


Cherry Lee & The Hot Round Hounds will have the  Trolley Stop thumpin on Friday night. The Gem City's own rock-a-billy / old-country style band starts the music playing at 9:30pm. Always a fun time! $5 cover. 21+

Country fans, head over to  Oddbody's Music Room to see up-and-coming Nashville stars Drew Baldridge  and Jackie Leewith local support from country artist  Jamie Suttle.  Doors 7pm. Show 8pm. $15 advance. $20 at door. 18+

Country stars Drew Baldridge and Jackie Lee perform at Oddbody's Music Room Friday Nov 3rd

Out west of town, alternative/folk singer-songwriter Andrew Adkins  is in town, performing at Taffy's of Eaton . 8pm-11pm.


South, jazz is on hand with Danny Voris at 5pm and Mike Wade at 8pm at Blue Note Bistro in Miamisburg.

Winchester Gray returns to  Oscar's Bar  in Vandalia. They are joined by The Typical Johnsons and Shelby Love Brothers.  That will be a fun time! North of town? Support music in your area! 9pm-12am.

Electric Orange Peel will be jammin' out for all the music fans in Yellow Springs on Saturday night. Boogie on over to Peach's Grill for dancing, and funky grooves starting at 10pm. 21+

Saturday November 4th

Dayton Music Fest Schedule:


Blind Bob's Bar

(DJ Mike Cooley between sets)

12:30am Moira

11:30pm Sylmar

10:30pm Oh Condor

09:30pm Nicky Kay Orchestra

08:30pm Neo-American Pioneers


Erica Blinn & The Handsome Machine are also performing in the Oregon District, over at  Trolley Stop  Saturday night. She performs her own version of heartland rock, inspired by the likes of Tom Petty. Give her a listen! $5 cover. 9:30pm. 21+

Calling all Scorpios and the people who love them! It's birthday time at  Jimmie's Ladder 11, and they are inviting fellow Scorpios to celebrate with them. Live music from A Sides / B Sides and 53rd & 3rd. 9:30pm-1:30am. 21+


Ohio psychedelic rock legends Ekoostik Hookah  are returning to  Oddbody's Music Room, with swampy blues-based rockers  The Summit.  Always a fun show to have fun with friends and dance the evening away! Doors 7pm. Show 8pm. $12 advance. $15 at door. 18+

South, there's another show at  Blue Note Bistro in Miamisburg featuring Chuck Evans at 5pm, and The Kelsey Mira Band at 8pm. A lovely date night idea!

If you're out east of town, check out RIND and Salvadore Ross team up in support of Second Echo, from Las Vegas. They are touring in support of their newest album, making a stop to  WO Wrights  near Wright State. 8pm-12am. $5 cover.

And as always, thank you for supporting live music!

Your Dayton Music Insider,

Libby Ballengee

Note to Readers:  The information above is for November 3rd-4th, 2017. 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 availability.  Keep up with my live music adventures on Facebook, Instagram, or  Twitter. Enjoy the show! 


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