Dayton Music Insider: Support local music venues through virtual events this week

The Breeders, the Dayton band that earned fame in the 1990s, played a free concert in their hometown at the Levitt Pavilion Dayton on Sept. 20 as part of the 2019 Eichelberger Concert Season. TOM GILLIAM/CONTRIBUTED/FILE
The Breeders, the Dayton band that earned fame in the 1990s, played a free concert in their hometown at the Levitt Pavilion Dayton on Sept. 20 as part of the 2019 Eichelberger Concert Season. TOM GILLIAM/CONTRIBUTED/FILE

For music fans, the coronavirus has been particularly trying, as it has kept us all from seeing the live music we love so dearly. For the music venues that host those musical acts, the pandemic has been absolutely crushing, particularly from a financial perspective.

Coming up, music fans can directly support those venues through virtual events being hosted this week. There are also a couple of in-person shows happening, too.

Whether you venture out or stay at home, these artists and venues need your support more than ever. Plus these are really cool shows that you won’t want to miss!

MixedA new mural, with poetry written by Sierra Leone,  has been completed at the Levitt Pavilion in Dayton. The poem, “Music Heals on Fifth and Main,” can be read in full on the north side of the building located east of the pavilion. The mural, a combination of bold shapes and bright colors, was designed by Brent Beck and executed by Atalie Gagnet, two local artists.   LISA POWELL / STAFF
MixedA new mural, with poetry written by Sierra Leone, has been completed at the Levitt Pavilion in Dayton. The poem, “Music Heals on Fifth and Main,” can be read in full on the north side of the building located east of the pavilion. The mural, a combination of bold shapes and bright colors, was designed by Brent Beck and executed by Atalie Gagnet, two local artists. LISA POWELL / STAFF

This entire week through Friday, July 24

The Brightside presents Guided by Voices, one of the most prolific and influential bands to emerge from Dayton. The band announced that they have extended the streaming window for their virtual concert event until Friday, July 24, at 5 p.m.

The concert premiered online on Friday, July 17, and was available to stream for another 96 hours. Due to popular demand, the band decided to extend the streaming time so more fans could purchase and access the concert this week.

Behind the scenes at Guided by Voices virtual concert at The Brightside in Dayton, Ohio. LIBBY BALLENGEE
Behind the scenes at Guided by Voices virtual concert at The Brightside in Dayton, Ohio. LIBBY BALLENGEE

Credit: Libby Ballengee

Credit: Libby Ballengee

To help support independent venues like The Brightside, 20 percent of ticket sales will go to the venues virtually hosting the show. Tickets to the concert can be purchased for $25 plus fees here. The concert is available until Friday, July 24, at 5 p.m.

ExploreWhat to know about one of Dayton’s biggest music acts Guided By Voices before virtual concert

Thursday, July 23

Levitt Pavilion presents Kyshona Armstrong, for the venue’s first-ever virtual fundraiser on Thursday, July 23, supporting free music for all. Ticket holders will enjoy an evening emceed by local favorite Faith Daniels of 92.1 WROU-FM with live music and a Q&A session featuring Armstrong, an up-and-coming Nashville recording artist.

Recording artist Kyshona Armstrong. CONTRIBUTED
Recording artist Kyshona Armstrong. CONTRIBUTED

Tickets for the virtual fundraiser are $25 plus fees. A portion of the ticket price, $25, is a tax-deductible donation to Levitt Dayton and attendees will receive an acknowledgment of their gift after the event.

Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite or visit LevittDayton.org for more information.

ExploreLive music, local food part of a virtual fundraiser for Levitt Pavilion Dayton

Yellow Cab Food Hub presents Showcase Thursdays, every Thursday for a curated open mic featuring some of the best original artists from the Dayton region. Music starts at 6:30 on Thursday, July 23, and entry is free. All ages welcome.

Yellow Cab Food Hub now offering food trucks, drinks, vendors and entertainment 6 days a week
Yellow Cab Food Hub now offering food trucks, drinks, vendors and entertainment 6 days a week

Credit: Chelsea Hall Photography

Credit: Chelsea Hall Photography

ExploreYellow Cab Food Hub expands with food trucks, carryout, delivery, entertainment 6 days a week

Friday, July 24

Yellow Cab Food Hub presents Stringus Khan, one of the Dayton area’s most promising bluegrass ensembles. If you love string music, this is an excellent opportunity to see it live once again.

Music starts at 8:30 p.m. with a $7 cover starting at 7:30. Please be sure to read their new dining policies at yellowcabfoodtrucks.com before coming out. NOTE: If it rains, this show will be canceled.

Stringus Khan
Stringus Khan

Credit: Contributed

Credit: Contributed

Saturday, July 25

Yellow Cab Food Hub presents Charlie & Amanda Jackson’s album release party on Saturday, July 25. The new album, entitled “The King & Queen of Dayton Country,” will be available on streaming services and on CD from Magnaphone Records on July 25.

The live event at Yellow Cab also features special guests The Tim Pritchard Revelry and Paul Monnin. There is a $7 cover charge for the show, which begins at 8:30 p.m.

Charlie and Amanda Jackson
Charlie and Amanda Jackson

Credit: Contributed

Credit: Contributed

ExploreThe ‘King and Queen of Dayton Country’ to celebrate new release at Yellow Cab this weekend

Dayton Philharmonic presents Summer Streams, a free streaming concert on Saturday, July 25, at 8 p.m. on Discover Classical 88.1FM WDPR Dayton/ 89.9FM WDPG Greenville/ 89.1FM WUSO Springfield, and online at discoverclassical.org.

This week’s concert features work by Reznicek: Donna Diana Overture; Liebermann: Clarinet Concerto (Jon Manasse, clarinet); Franck: Symphony in D Minor. The intermission interview is with Lowell Liebermann.

Neal Gittleman is the artistic director and conductor of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. CONTRIBUTED
Neal Gittleman is the artistic director and conductor of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. CONTRIBUTED

ExploreDayton Performing Arts Alliance’s free virtual summer concert series to debut

Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Trace Adkins star in a virtual drive-in concert on Saturday, July 25. This new series of drive-in events, called Encore Drive-In Nights, are filmed exclusively for each one-night-only event, and include interviews with the performers. More events will be announced later.

Participating local theaters (or places transforming into drive-in theaters) include the Dixie Twin in Dayton, Caesar Creek Drive-In in Wilmington, the Holiday Auto Theatre in Hamilton, Melody 49 in Brookville, Sidney Auto Vue, Starlite Drive-In in Amelia.

Tickets are $114.99 per vehicle (up to six people). A limited number of tickets are still available at ticketmaster.com/encore-blakeshelton. For more information and to see a list of participating theaters, visit encorenights.com

Blake Shelton performing at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
Blake Shelton performing at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)

ExploreBlake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Trace Adkins star in virtual drive-in concert this weekend

As always, thank you for supporting live music!

Your Dayton Music Insider,

Libby Ballengee