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Live music events in and around Dayton in 2018

The weather may be icy and cold, but there’s no shortage of live music in the early months of 2018.

Here’s a roundup of live local shows, from popular local acts to some of the biggest names in music.

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JANUARY

Jan. 19 @ 8 p.m. – Daniel Alley / Dublin Pub

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Jan. 19 – Salt Orchad and Adele Backus / South Park Tavern

Jan. 19 @ 9:00 p.m. – Whey Jennings and the Unwanted / JD Legends

Jan. 19 @ 12 a.m. – The Deadlicks + The Daytimers / Blind Bob’s 

Jan. 20 @ 6:00 p.m. – Richard Lynch Band / Waynesville Chili Cook-Off

Jan. 20 @ 7:00 p.m. – Funeral Moon w. Vehemian, Retreat Hall & Close the Hatch / Rockstar Pro Arena

Jan. 20 @ 7:00 p.m. – Billy Brown Band / JD Legends

Jan. 20 @ 9:00 p.m. - Naked Karate Girls / Wings Sports Bar and Grill 

Jan. 20 @ 9:00 p.m. Flashback / Phone Booth Lounge 

Jan. 20 @ 10:00 p.m. – Rock & Roll Anarchy w. Evil Eye Gypsy, Motel Faces & A Sides B Sides / Oregon Express

Jan. 20 @ 11:59 p.m. - Fabolous & Jadakiss / OTR Live 

Jan. 25 @ 8 p.m. – Nick Mitchell / Dublin Pub

Jan. 25 @ 9:30 p.m. – Ampline and Brat Curse / Blind Bob’s 

Jan. 26 @ 7:30 p.m. - An Evening of Music for Voice and Guitar / Star City Music Studios

Jan. 26 @ 6:00 p.m. – Jam Band Night / Oddbody’s 

Jan. 26 – Rebel Spazz, Twany Indian and Josh Thrasher / Blind Bob’s

Jan. 26 @ 9:00 p.m. – Veno Xavier of Seven Circle Sunrise / JD Legends

Jan. 27 – The Guilty Pleasures ft. John Dubuc / South Park Tavern

Jan. 27 @ 6:00 p.m. – Metal Band Night / Oddbody’s 

Jan. 27 @ 7:00 p.m. – Others by No One w. Jackie Frank Russell, Sensei, Candescent & Earth Laid Bare / Oddbody’s

Jan. 27 @ 7:30 Cristina Pato / Club Kuss

Jan. 27 @ 9:00 p.m. – Yardboss, Big Time Pharaohs and Andy Gabbard / Blind Bob’s

Jan. 31 @ 9:00 p.m. – REYNA / Tumbleweed Connection

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FEBRUARY

Feb. 1 @ 7:00 p.m. – Havok w. War Curse, Well of Night, Suffer these Wounds / Rockstar Pro Arena

Feb. 2 - Old City / South Park Tavern

Feb. 2 @ 3:00 p.m. – Raging Nathans, The Story Changes, Yardboss, Sok and Negative Protein / Blind Bob’s

Feb. 2 @ 7:00 p.m. – You, Me and Him / JD Legends

Feb. 2 @ 9:00 p.m. – Michael Rotundo / JD Legends

Feb. 3 - Quiet Hollers and Paige Beller / Blind Bob’s

Feb. 3 @ 7:30 p.m. – Sam Grow w. Shane Smith / JD Legends

Feb. 3 @ 8:00 p.m. – Winchester Gray / Dublin Pub

Feb. 3 @ 8:00 p.m. - Music of Led Zeppelin with the Dayton Philharmonic Rockin' Orchestra / Schuster Performing Arts Center 

Feb. 3 @ 8:00 p.m. – Thunderstruck: America’s AC/DC Tribute / Oddbody’s

Feb. 4 – Josh Thrasher / Blind Bob’s

Feb. 4 @ 7:30 p.m. – Foghat / Schuster Center

Feb. 8 @ 7:30 p.m. – Luke Combs w. Ashley McBryde / Hobart Arena

Feb. 9 @ 8:30 p.m. – Thundertaker and Hero Jr. / Blind Bob’s

Feb. 9 @ 8 p.m. – Zak Shaffer / Dublin Pub

Feb. 9 @ 9:00 p.m. – Keaton Vegades / JD Legends

Feb. 10 @ 8:00 p.m. – Signs of Life: The American Pink Floyd / Dayton Masonic Center

Feb. 10 @ 8:00 p.m. - The Music of Waylon, Willie, Cash: Outlaws and Highwaymen / Kuss Auditorium at Clark State Performing Arts Center

Feb. 10 @ 9:00 p.m. – Billy Brown Band / JD Legends

Feb. 10 @ 9:30 p.m .- A Voice of Your Own, The Typical Johnsons, Cricketbows, and more / Blind Bob’s

Feb. 15 @ 9:30 p.m. – Jordan Kirk / Blind Bob’s

Feb. 16 @ 8:30 p.m. – Jim Burns / JD Legends

Feb. 16 – Salvadore Ross and Suck the Honey / Blind Bob’s

Feb. 17 @ 6:00 p.m. – Honoring the Glen Concert ft. Scott Randal Lindberg & Amy Blue / Glen Helen 

Feb. 17 @ 6:30 p.m. – The Legend of the Greek Gala / Blind Bob’s

Feb. 17 @ 8:00 p.m. – Jason Owens / JD Legends

Feb. 23 @ 7:30 p.m. – Scythian / The Memorial Center at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

Feb. 23 @ 7:30 p.m. – Whiskey Myers / Oddbody’s 

Feb. 23 @ 8:00 p.m. – A Tribute to Dean Martin and Friends / Fitton Center for Creative Arts

Feb. 23 @ 9:00 p.m. – Kevin McCoy Band unplugged / JD Legends

Feb. 24 @ 4:30 p.m. – The Give Ups, Legbone, Oh Condor and Viceroy Kings / Blind Bob’s

Feb. 24 @ 7:00 p.m. – An evening of Rodgers & Hammerstein Classics / Dayton Masonic Hall 

Feb. 24 @ 7:30 p.m. – Frank Foster / Oddbody’s

Feb. 24 @ 8 p.m. – Phonic Uproar / Dublin Pub

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MARCH

March 2 @ 7:00 p.m. – You, Me and Him / JD Legends

March 2 @ 8 p.m. – Rice Brothers / Dublin Pub

March 3 @ 5:30 p.m. – Puddle of Mudd / Oddbody’s

March 3 @ 8:00 p.m. – The Big Bad w. Forces of Nature, Bundy & the Spins & more / Rockstar Pro Arena

March 4 @ 7:00 p.m. – Dailey & Vincent / Victoria Theatre

March 5 @ 7:00 p.m. - Judah & the Lion / Bogart’s 

March 8 @ 7:00 p.m. - Lights / Bogart’s 

March 8 @ 7:30 p.m. – The Lacs w. Crucifix, Hard Target & Nate Kenyon / Oddbody’s

March 9 @ 7:00 p.m. – Corky’s Old Time Rock & Roll Band / The American Czechoslovakian Club

March 9 @ 8 p.m. – Fin Tan / Dublin Pub

March 9 @ 9:00 p.m. – Veno Xavier of Seven Circle Sunrise / JD Legends

March 10 @ 7:00 p.m. – Warrant w. Steelheart / BMI Speedway

March 10 @ 8:00 p.m. – Mike Love / Oddbody’s

March 16 @ 4:30 p.m. - Born Ruffians / Omega Music

March 16 @ 7:00 p.m. – Newsboys United w. Zealand / Hobart Arena

March 16 @ 7:30 p.m. – Alan Jackson’s Honky Tonk Highway Tour / Nutter Center

March 16 @ 8:00 p.m. – Jackyl / Oddbody’s 

March 16 @ 9:30 p.m. – Back Stabbath, Road Eyes and 53rd & 3rd / Blind Bob’s

March 17 @ 9:00 p.m. – St. Patrick’s Day w. Michael Rotundo / JD Legends

March 21 @ 8:00 p.m. – Kansas / Victoria Theatre

March 23 @ 8 p.m. – Brother Crowe / Dublin Pub

March 23 @ 10 p.m. – Speaking Suns, ENZO and Crooked Spines / Blind Bob’s

March 24 @ 10 a.m. – New Basics Brass Band / Lincoln Theatre

March 24 @ 6:30 p.m. – Secrets w. Avanti & New Haven / Rockstar Pro Arena

March 24 @ 8:00 p.m. – Last Call / Dublin Pub

March 30 @ 9:00 p.m. – Until Rust / JD Legends

March 20 @ 7 p.m. – MG & Jazz Court / Dublin Pub

March 31 @ 7:00 p.m. – Fozzy w. Through Fire, Dark Sky Choir & Santa Cruz / Oddbody’s

March 31 @ 7:00 p.m. – Froggy Fresh w. Money Maker Mike & DipSpit / Rockstar Pro Arena

March 31 @ 7:30 p.m. - Justin Timberlake / Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland

March 31 @ 8 p.m. – Lost Celts / Dublin Pub

March 31 @ 9:00 p.m. – Strum and Honey / JD Legends

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APRIL

April 6 @ 8 p.m. – The Temps / Dublin Pub

April 7 @ 8:30 p.m. – Ithika / JD Legends

April 13 @ 8:00 p.m. – Rodney Crowell / Victoria Theatre

April 13 @ 8:00 p.m. – Hey There Morgan / Dublin Pub

April 14 @ 7:30 p.m. - Mix 107.7 Time Warp Prom / Nutter Center 

April 20 @ 8 p.m. – The Pulouts / Dublin Pub

April 21 @ 6:30 p.m. – FUEL / SMI Indoor Speedway

April 21 @ 10:00 p.m. – Typical Johnsons and Evil Eye Gypsy / South Park Tavern

April 26 @ 7:00 p.m. - Brantley Gilbert w. Aaron Lewis & Josh Phillips / Nutter Center

April 27 @ 8 p.m. – Tempest / Dublin Pub

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MAY

May 4 @ 8:00 p.m. - Hey There Morgan / JD Legends

May 4 @ 8:30 p.m. – Jameson Folly / Dublin Pub

May 5 @ 5:30 p.m. – Soulfly w. Nile / Oddbody’s

May 5 @ 6:30 p.m. – The Oak Ridge Boys / BMI Speedway

May 5 @ 7:00 p.m. – Justin Moore w. Dylan Scott / Hobart Arena

May 5 @ 8:30 p.m. – Shadowlife / JD Legends 

May 11 - Brit Floyd / Rose Music Center

May 11 @ 8:30 p.m. – Counting Skeletons / JD Legends

May 11 @ 9:00 p.m. – Jah Soul / Dublin Pub

May 12 @ 9:00 p.m. – High South w. Michael Rotundo / JD Legends 

May 18 @ 8 p.m. – Jay Jesse Band / Dublin Pub

May 18 @ 8:30 p.m. – Spungewurthy / JD Legends

May 25 @ 9:00 p.m. – Velvet Crush / Dublin Pub

May 26 @ 8:00 p.m. – Steve Martin & Martin Short / Rose Music Center

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JUNE

June 1 @ 9 p.m. – Dulahan / Dublin Pub

June 2 @ 6:00 p.m. - Tom Keifer of Cinderella / BMI Speedway

June 8 @ 7:00 p.m. – MG & Jazz Court / Dublin Pub

June 8 @ 8:30 p.m. – Marsha Brady Band / JD Legends 

June 15 @ 7:30 p.m. - Alison Krauss / Fraze Pavilion

June 15 @ 8:00 p.m. – Funky G & The Groove Machine / Dublin Pub

June 15 @ 8:30 p.m. – My Girl Friday / JD Legends

June 21 @ 8:00 p.m. – Tony Bennet / Fraze Pavilion 

June 23 @ 6:00 p.m. – Queensryche w. The Iron Maidens & Latter / BMI Speedway

June 23 @ 7:00 p.m. - Barenaked Ladies / PNC Pavilion 

June 26 - Huey Lewis & The News / Rose Music Center

June 26 @ 7:00 p.m. - Foreigner / Riverbend Music Center 

June 27 @ 7:30 p.m. - Steely Dan / Riverbend Music Center 

June 28 @ 7:00 p.m. - Kenny G and The Tenors / Rose Music Center

June 28 @ 7:30 p.m. - Black Violin: Classical Boom Tour / Fraze Pavilion

June 29 @ 8:00 p.m. – Zak Shaffer / Dublin Pub

June 29 @ 8:30 p.m. – Loudhouse / JD Legends

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JULY

July 5, 6, 7 @ 4-10:00 p.m. – Country Concert 18 / Ft. Loramie, OH

July 7 @ 7:00 p.m. - Taylor Swift / Ohio Stadium 

July 8 @ 5:00 p.m. – Southern Uprising / FRAZE

July 11 @ 7:00 p.m. - Kesha and Macklemore / Riverbend Music Center

July 13 @ 8:00 p.m. – Cherry Lee Hotrods / Dublin Pub

July 23 @ 7:30 p.m. - Radiohead / Schottenstein Center

July 27 @ 8:30 p.m. – Latter / JD Legends

July 27 @ 8:30 p.m. – Father Son and Friends / Dublin Pub

July 29 @ 8:00 p.m. - Hank Williams, Jr. / Rose Music Center

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AUGUST

Aug. 3 @ 8:00 p.m. - Roger Drawdy / Dublin Pub

Aug. 3 @ 8:30 p.m. - Mad Hatter / JD Legends

Aug. 4 @ 7:30 p.m. - Reba / Fraze Pavilion 

Aug. 9 @ 8:00 p.m. – Happy Together Tour 2018 / Fraze 

Aug. 10 @ 7:30 p.m. – Roots & Boots Tour / Fraze

Aug. 10 @ 8:30 p.m. – Buzz Bin ‘90’s Music / JD Legends 

Aug. 11 @ 8:00 p.m. – David Byrne American Utopia Tour / Rose Music Center 

Aug. 14 @ 6 p.m. – Honey Radar / Omega Music 

Aug. 14 @ 8:00 p.m. - The Avett Brothers / Fraze Pavilion 

Aug. 17 @ 8:00 p.m. – The Menus / Fraze

Aug. 17 @ 7:00 p.m. – Kidz Bop Live / Rose Music Center 

Aug. 17 @ 8:30 p.m. – Full Frontal / JD Legends

Aug. 22 @ 7:30 p.m. – Get The Led Out / Fraze Pavilion 

Aug. 23 @ 7:30 p.m. - Earth, Wind & Fire / Fraze Pavilion

Aug. 25 @ 7:00 p.m. - Dee Snider, Dokken, Warrant & Downtread / Rose Music Center

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SEPTEMBER 

Sept. 5 @ 7:00 p.m. – Jethro Tull 50th Anniversary Tour / Rose Music Center
Sept. 14 @ 8:30 p.m. – Mad Hatter / JD Legends

OCTOBER

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NOVEMBER

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DECEMBER

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