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Dayton Music Insider: Local Music Day, Beatles and Grateful Dead classics and more

It’s the perfect weekend to celebrate local music with the first Local Music Day this weekend at the Yellow Cab. Here are some of this weekend’s highlights in Dayton music.

>> Celebrate local music with first ever two-day bash at Yellow Cab Tavern

FRIDAY, NOV. 8

Roley Yuma will perform at the first annual Local Music Day at Yellow Cab. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Yellow Cab Tavern is hosting the first Local Music Day this weekend. Think of it like Record Store Day but instead of you buying that one Eagles record, you’ll be buying exclusive releases from local artists made especially for this event. Plus there is live music, too! On Friday at 7 pm: Roley Yuma, Grenades!?, YARDBOSS, Black Sire. Two-day tickets are $15 in advance and one-day tickets are $10 at the door. Cover starts both days at 7 p.m. This show is all ages, with guests under 18 requiring a guardian.

If you’re a Beatles fan, don’t miss Classic Albums Live: The Beatles — Abbey Road. The world-class musicians who comprise this group go to great lengths to faithfully recreate every sound on the original album in a concert setting. Awesome! Performance at 7:30 p.m. at the Victoria Theatre. Tickets $25-$36.

Electric Light Orchestra, another beloved classic rock group, comes alive on Friday night with Strange Magic: The Music of ELO by The Dayton Philharmonic. “The English band with the big fiddles” lit up pop music in the 1970s by fusing rock ‘n’ roll rhythms with stellar orchestral arrangements. Performance at 8 p.m. at the Schuster Center. Tickets $24-$82.

Americana/folk rock fans are in for a treat at Blind Bob’s on Friday night with Charlie Jackson and the Heartland Railway, Me & Mountains, Neo American Pioneers, and Nordlund from Grand Rapids, Michigan. Truly, a stacked line-up. Doors 9 p.m. $5 cover. 21 and over.

Jimmie’s Ladder 11 is celebrating eight years in business with back-to-back events starting Friday, Nov. 8, and running for eight days until Nov. 16. Friday night kicks off the celebrations with Seth Canan & The Carriers, Little Lawnmowers and Sadbox. Music starts at 10 p.m. Ages 21 and up.

It’s a “don’t miss” showcase of female singer/songwriters in Yellow Springs with locals Kyleen Downes and Paige Beller, along with Mery Steel from Columbus. Join in the fun at Peach’s Grill. No cover charge; music starts at 10 p.m. 21 and up.

SATURDAY, NOV. 9

Dayton Funk All-Stars |Saturday, June 29 | Funk   Levitt Pavilion Dayton has announced its 2019 season. This year’s concerts will be held at 7 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. There will be a family concerts third Sunday of each month — except Sunday, July 21 — at 4:30 p.m. The Greatest Showman will be shown t the pavilion Sunday, July 21 beginning at at dusk as part of the PNC Family Series.

One of the most anticipated events of the weekend is the D Funk All Stars show at The Brightside (905 E. Third St., Dayton). Grab your dancin’ shoes for this funkalicious party with the legends themselves, and an after-party featuring DJ Dingo. Doors open 8 p.m. Show at 9 p.m. $10 advance. $15 day of show. All ages!

Lioness will perform at the first annual Local Music Day at Yellow Cab. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Local Music Day continues at the Yellow Cab Tavern with live music from Lioness, Moira+Tino, Human Cannonball, and Smug Brothers. Two-day tickets are $15 in advance and one-day tickets are $10 at the door. Cover starts both days at 7 p.m. This show is all ages, with guests under 18 requiring a guardian.

Duante Beddingfield
Photo: Andy Snow

You know him from WYSO! Singer Duante Beddingfield brings his signature jazz style to downtown Dayton’s Bar Granada on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. $8 cover.

Local band of misfits Scary Hotel are excited to share its first full-length album. You’ll also get to enjoy the sultry sounds of Cincinnati’s own The Bellowing Pines, and the foot-stompin’ good time that is Big Time Pharaohs at Blind Bob’s Saturday night. 9 p.m. $5 cover. 21 and up.

Jimmie’s Ladder 11 continues its birthday celebration with The Social Q, Bird Brain Breakfast, Freight and JAMR on Saturday night. Music at 10 p.m. See the full schedule of fun for the next 6 days here.

Grateful Dead tribute band Terrapin Moon will play a show at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton on Saturday, April 20. CONTRIBUTED

Grateful Dead fans in Yellow Springs will be jammin’ with long-time tribute band Terrapin Moon at Peach’s Grill on Saturday night from 10 p.m. to 2am. 21 and up.

And last but certainly not least, Blue Oyster Cult performs with with special guest Small Town Titans and Blind Date Band at BMI Indoor Speedway in Versailles. Doors open at 5 p.m. Show starts at 6:30 p.m. General admission: $25 in advance, $35 day of show.

As always, thank you for supporting live music! 

Note to Readers: Click hyperlinks to find out more about the bands, venues, and events, including start times, directions, and ticket information. This is a listing of interesting original live music in the Miami Valley region, but is by no means definitive. Want your show to be considered in future blogs? Send an email to at least 2 weeks before your show to: daytonmusicinsider@gmail.com. You can keep up with my live music adventures on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Thanks for reading and enjoy the show! 

And as always, thank you for supporting live music!

Your Dayton Music Insider, 

Libby Ballengee

Blogger, podcaster, journalist and huge local music fan Libby Ballengee has started her own production company, Venus Child Productions, as a vehicle to attract local and national acts to the Dayton area and add performance art to concerts for a unique music experience. (Source: Libby Ballengee Facebook, Contributed)

Note to Readers: Click hyperlinks to find out more about the bands, venues, and events, including start times, directions, and ticket information. This is a listing of interesting original live music in the Miami Valley region, but is by no means definitive. Want your show to be considered in future blogs? Send an email to at least 2 weeks before your show to: daytonmusicinsider@gmail.com. You can keep up with my live music adventures on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Thanks for reading and enjoy the show! 

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