Levitt Pavilion Dayton’s second season has something for everyone.
This week, there will be free concerts Thursday through Sunday, including a genre-bending band called a “must-see” after SXSW 2018.
Here’s what to expect at Levitt Pavilion this week:
🎵 The Accidentals | Thursday, June 27 | Indie Rock
Billboard Magazine says, “The Accidentals display a genre-hopping range of influences and some smart songwriting skills to go with their abundant musical chops” and PopMatters Magazine says, you can’t define them by comparison to any one band, comparing them to a mashup of influences including, “The Beatles, The Decemberists, Sufjan Stevens, Led Zeppelin, Ani Difranco, Neko Case, Brandi Carlile, etc.” NPR says, “they display equal interest in the focused musical forms of indie rock and pop and the expansive potential of orchestral arrangements, jam band open-endedness and impressionistic singer-songwriter expression.”
Texas Lifestyle Magazine made The Accidentals their “must-see” band of SXSW 2018, and staff writer Daniel Ramirez raves about their live show, saying, “They are defiant, young, powerful, and undaunted. You’re gonna wanna say you saw them before they were everywhere”.
🎵 Randy Villars Band | Friday, June 28 | Jazz
The Randy Villars Band is a quartet of jazz musicians showcasing its leader Randy Villars on the tenor saxophone. The music the group's music consists largely of original compositions by Randy Villars along with creative arrangements of jazz standards. Randy is a classically trained clarinetist, saxophonist and pianist who became aware of improvisational music at an early age. While he has performed and recorded in many different styles, his current focus in The Randy Villars Band is post-bop jazz.
🎵 Dayton Funk All-Stars | Saturday, June 29 | Funk
The Dayton Funk All-Stars Band is 10 members strong and was founded by guitarist Tony “Silky T” Allen and co-leader, Deron Bell instrumentalist, keyboards and Talk Box. The band consists of dynamic members and their contributions to the music industry spans over three decades. Dayton Funk All-Stars, sometimes called Dfunk, offers the best of the iconic sound of Funk: soulful with horns, sparkling vocals and plenty of flash! They have hit the stage opening for Ledisi, After 7, Mark Woods of Lakeside, The Ohio Players, Zapp and others. This musical group specialize in the Dayton sound, however, performing DFunk originals infused with R&B grooves and Funk energy, is exciting too. Dayton, which is branded The Land of Funk because of its ‘70s era of prolific funk hits, has allowed this group of entertainers the opportunity to celebrate all that is funk and to bring smiles to many music fans.
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