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Dayton Music Insider: Holiday season kicks off clasically

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas, and this week it’s sounding a lot like Christmas too! Classical music events take the reins at the start of the holiday season, with a whole lot of awesome alternative rock sprinkled in too. Keep reading to get all the details!

ALL WEEKEND

The Celtic Tenors

The Dayton Philharmonic presents A Celtic Tenors Christmas, which features Irish favorites, classical arias, and popular Christmas songs that consistently bring audiences around the world to tears, laughter, and to their feet. It’s an evening of music sure to light up hearts with the real spirit of the season. Performances start at 8pm on both Friday, December 6, 2019 and Saturday, December 7, 2019. Tickets range from $24 - $82 are available at ticketcenterstage.com.

FRIDAY, DEC. 6

Amber Hargett

This First Friday offers an alternative wonderland of original local music. Blind Bob’s is hosting a handful of your favorites including Salvador Ross, Ramey, Starving in the Belly of the Whale and Amber Hargett. Now that’s a line-up! $5 cover. 9pm. 21+ 

South Park Tavern presents The Paint Splats, who are fresh from their album release party. They’ll be performing with Wolfboy. 9pm. No cover charge!

Around the corner at Jimmie’s Ladder 11 you can catch young, fresh original bands including The Social Q, Bird Brain Breakfast and JAMR. 10pm. $5 cover? 21+

Outside of downtown you can catch live music too! It’s a seriously rockin’ lineup at Oscar’s Bar in Vandalia with Seth Canan & The CarriersThe Typical Johnsons, Lucky Mic & The Bad Men and Paul Monnin. $5 cover. 9pm. 21+

Peach’s Grill in Yellow Springs hosts one of Dayton’s most lauded alternative rock bands: GoodnightGoodnight! 10pm. 21+ 

SATURDAY, DEC. 7

Julian Davis & The Situation

It’s a major night for bluegrass / old timey music fans at Blind Bob’s on Saturday night! You won’t want to miss the award winning group Julian Davis & The Situation with very special guests Stringus Khan. $5 cover? 9pm Doors. 10pm Music. 21+

Pollyanna

Hear&See presents an exciting night of indie pop from Pollyanna (New Jersey). They’re making a special stop in Dayton at Jimmie’s Ladder 11 with support from COLLYsnarls and Beloved Youth. Sounds super fun! Music at 10pm. Just $5 DOS. 

Like hard rock / metal? Then head over to Turnbuckles on Waterviet for a heavy show with Immortal Bird (20 Buck Spin) with Well of Night, Engraved Darkness, Kryptaker, Titan Music. 7pm doors. Advance tickets are $10 ($13 at the door). 

Saturday also brings us the Dayton Blues Society Winter Showcase at Phone Booth Lounge. Teeny Tucker returns home to Dayton to perform along with the Road To Memphis winners Jimmy D Rogers and Ralph & the Rhythm Hounds. Sounds fantastic! Donations accepted at the door. 7pm

Another feel-good event is happening at Oscar’s Bar in Vandalia on Saturday: Dayton Guitar 4 Hero’s Band. This is a cover band that formed to support and raise awareness about veterans dealing with PTSD and suicide. A great cause to support! 8pm. 

The super popular country rapper Charlie Farley is performing at Oddbody’s on Saturday night with special guest artists. Tickets $15 in advance. $20 day of show. 7pm. 

SUNDAY, DEC. 8

Dayton Youth Philharmonic Orchestra

On Sunday, the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, featuring the Dayton area’s most gifted young orchestral musicians for one of their three annual concerts. The DPYO inspires an appreciation of music in its members and audiences and strengthens our region’s existing school music programs. Performance at 3pm at the Schuster Center. Tickets are $10 General Admission and can be ordered by calling (937) 224-3521 x1118 or x1140.

You can also enjoy the Sweet Sounds of the Holiday with the Bach Society on Sunday. It’s their beloved annual holiday concert and sing-along filled with transcendent bells ringing, joyous children singing, and the sweet guitar of Jim McCutcheon. He is joined by the Kettering Children’s Choir Chorale, Kettering Advent Ringers, and the Bach Society Chorus. 7:30pm at the Kettering Adventist Church (3939 Stonebridge Road).

Late night, it’s more alt rock from Television Skies, Bellowing Pines, Bird Brain Breakfast, Zero Borders at Blind Bob’s for a very Sunday Funday! 9pm. $5 cover. 21+

And as with every Sunday, jazz musicians and fans can participate or listen in at Jazz Central from 8pm to 12am. Admission: Free for jammers; $2 Cover for audience.

TUESDAY, DEC. 10

Frontside

On Tuesday, don't miss the only Ohio stop for two up-and-coming southern progressive pop-punk bands: Frontside (North Carolina) and Like Mike (Georgia). This exclusive performance is happening on Dec 10, 2019 at the Brightside Music & Event Venue on Tuesday December 10th. Doors 7:30pm. Show 8pm. Tickets $10 advance. All ages (alcohol w/ID). 

It’s a hot Tuesday night in Dayton with the amazing Zach Deputy and support from Of Good Nature, Eyeris Wide, Souper Jam (all-star jam w/members of Blue Moon Soup & more!). 6:30pm doors. Turnbuckles, 638 Watervliet Ave., Dayton, OH. All ages (alcohol w/ID). Advance tickets are $15 ($18 at the door).

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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