Eclectic Indie Weekend

Dayton is well known for it's penchant for indie rock, and this weekend is no exception. Read on to find out about some of the great local and regional original acts that are ready to rock your world this weekend!



Oregon Express is hosting a great rock show this evening, featuring PJ & Tommy from The Motel Beds, Mark Gibson, a singer/songwriter from Tulsa, and local rockers The Cricketbows. Show starts at 9pm. $5 cover. 21+

The Oregon District is really rocking, especially with Trey Stone & The Ringers down at The Trolley Stop, with special guest The Willy Clark Band kicking off the night. If you like The Last Waltz recreation done everything Thanksgiving, check out this band. It features a lot of your favorite musicians from that tribute show. Music at 9:30pm. $5 cover. 21+

Blind Bob's presents a magical night of music with Goodnight GoodnightThe Hope Arthur Orchestra (Indiana), Starving in the Belly of the Whale, and Maria & Burris. 9pm. $5 cover. 21+


If eclectic indie rock is your thing, then Saturday night's line up at Blind Bob's was tailored for you! Manray, Moira, Fine Animal, and Forage make up this line up that includes dream pop, experimental, and moody elements. Going to be a great night! 9pm $5 cover.

Honey & Houston return to the Dayton for the first time since their show stopping performance at this year's WinterFolk Fest. Come to The Oregon Express to see the Cincinnati Entertainment Award nominated act, who are gaining quite the regional following. OldNews will be rounding out the evening with a star-studded lineup filled with some familiar faces playing some new songs in addition to their favorites. Don't miss out!

Todd the Fox, a delightfully entertaining group, will be performing at South Park Tavern. Joining them for this show is The Wretched Few, a band I've been aching to see live. I've been so impressed with their recorded music. It's a tight dance floor, but I know it will be a full one! 10pm music starts.

Jam band fans, head over to one of our most beloved spots, Jimmie's Ladder 11, to check out Krunk Town Boogie. Willy Clark is making his rounds this weekend, and is opening up for this show too. 9pm. $5 cover.

As always, thank you for supporting live music!

Your Dayton Music Insider,

Libby Ballengee

Note to Readers:  The information above is for April 8th and 9th. If I don’t list a price, it’s because I’m not sure what the price is. Generally cover charges for local shows are $5. Please click the hyperlinks to find out more about the bands, venues and events, including start times, directions, and ticket availability. As you can see, I try to promote as many shows as possible, but there will be some I miss. Keep me in the loop:  @LibbyBallengee . Check out the latest shows I’m promoting @theVenusChild . You can also keep up with my adventures on Instagram  here .



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