DEAL: Where to see two rising stars in concert for just $10

Published: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 @ 12:05 PM

Get a jump start on summer concert season with a $10 ticket deal.

Two of country music’s rising stars will perform in a special event organized by K99.1FM, Miami Valley Gaming and Budweiser to salute men and women who serve.

K99.1FM’s Concert for a Cause starring RaeLynn and Carly Pearce is at 7 p.m. Monday, May 22, at the Miami Valley Gaming Grandstand.

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This is an all-ages show, with 100 percent of the ticket sales going toward Folds of Honor, which provides educational scholarships to the children and spouses of our fallen and disabled service members while serving our nation.

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Fast Facts about RaeLynn:

  • Contestant on The Voice (Season 2)
  • Gold-certified hit “God Made Girls”
  • Academy of Country Music Award nomination for New Female Vocalist of the Year in 2016.
  • Hit single “Love Triangle” has sold over 100,000 copies before even reaching the Top 30 on the Country singles chart.
  • Rolling Stone Country’s Best 25 Songs of 2016
  • RaeLynn’s debut album, WildHorse, hit No. 1

Fast Facts about Carly Pearce:
  • At the age of 11, she began touring with a small band and by 16 was performing at Dollywood six times a day, five times a week.
  • She appeared on CMT Next Women of Country.
  • She has joined the bill with artists including Kelsea Ballerini, Kip Moore, Eli Young Band, Hunter Hayes and Lucy Hale of Pretty Little Liars.
  • Her first Top 40 hit, “Wasn’t That Drunk,” is a sultry collaboration with Josh Abbott Band.
  • Rolling Stone Country, The Huffington Post, Country Living, Sounds Like Nashville, The Boot, Whiskey Riff and One Country have all named Carly an “Artist to Watch.”


What: K99.1FM’s Concert for a Cause with RaeLynn and Carly Pearce

When: Monday, May 22, at 7 p.m.

Where: Miami Valley Gaming Grandstand, 6000 Ohio 63, Lebanon

Tickets: Tickets are$10 in advance if purchased online. Click here to purchase tickets. Tickets prices go up to $20 the day of the show. Upgrade to a VIP Pass (premium seating and meet and greet passes with both artists) for $50. To purchase VIP passes, call 513-934-7755 from Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Corey Feldman and his ‘Angels’ are in Dayton next week

Published: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 @ 6:00 AM
Updated: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 @ 6:00 AM

Corey Feldman and the Angels latest tour includes a Dayton stop at Oddbody’s Music Room on July 3, 2017. (Source: Facebook)

Corey Feldman is coming to Dayton.

We repeat, Corey Feldman is coming to Dayton.

The popular ’80s actor turned musician will bring his Corey’s Heavenly Angels:Angelic 2 the U.S. tour to Oddbody’s Music Room in Dayton on Monday, July 3, 2017.

The child star of the “Goonies” and “The Lost Boys” has been making music for decades.

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What to expect? Feldman’s work with the all-female group Angels has certainly made headlines. An article in LA Weekly sums it up well, from the jokes and public ridicule to crazy album sales and hot-selling tickets for the expanding concert tour.

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Tickets to the Dayton show are on sale now for $30 general admission. Upgrade to a VIP Meet and Greet ticket for $105. Buy tickets online here.

Skillet, Britt Nicole, Colton Dixon to play show in Dayton

Published: Monday, June 26, 2017 @ 10:55 AM

Skillet will headline the opening night of SpirtSong. JOSEPH CULTICE/CONTRIBUTED
Contributing Writer

Want to see two Grammy nominees with an American Idol alum? Well, here’s your chance to ring out your summer on a positive note.

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Food for the Hungry presents the AiR1 Positive Hits Tour featuring GRAMMY® nominees Skillet and Britt Nicole, American Idol alum Colton Dixon, and special guests Tauren Wells and GAWVI. The tour will visit 29 cities including a stop in Huber Heights, OH at Rose Music Center on Wednesday, September 27.

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Tickets for the Huber Heights show will go on sale to the public beginning 10:00am on Friday, June 30th at,, and the Rose Music Center box office. Charge by phone at 1.800.745.3000. 

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Ticket prices include parking and are subject to applicable Ticketmaster fees. Dates, times and artists subject to change without notice. 


WHAT: AiR1 Positive Hits Tour

WHERE: The Rose Music Center at the Heights, 6800 Executive Blvd., Huber Heights

WHEN: Wednesday, September 27th

Dayton Music Insider Top Pick: The Taper’s Ball

Published: Friday, June 23, 2017 @ 6:11 PM
Updated: Friday, June 23, 2017 @ 6:11 PM

Dear readers, I apologize in advance. I’ve attempted to make picking what show to go to easier and with this particular weekend, I’m not sure I’ve accomplished that. I’m still torn! I’m going to try to bop around and catch what I can. It’s all too good to miss!

Keep reading to find out exactly what I’m talking about!

Friday June 23rd

Looking for a Friday night of straight up rock’n’roll? How about The Motel Beds, Quemado, and The Fur Coats at Jimmie’s Ladder 11. Very cool! On this rainy evening, Quemado might even do an extra long version of “November Rain,” if you ask nicely! Seriously, this will be fun. Enjoy! Show 9pm-1am. 21+

To make that “what should we do tonight” decision harder, Paige Beller & Friends is at Oregon Express on Friday night too! Don’t stress – you can make it between Oregon Express and Jimmie’s in one night, trust me, I’ve done it! So hit up both shows. Both very classic, awesome Dayton shows! 9:30pm. 21+ $5 cover.

There’s even more rock’n’roll in town with Curse of Cassandra (witchy electronica, Us, Today, (experimental post-punk) Relic (industrial cyberpunk), and Evil Eye Gypsy (psychedelic blues rock) at Blind Bob’s. 9pm. 21+ $5 cover.

Saturday June 24th

Been pining for the 90’s lately? Head over to Oddbody’s Music Room for a double header 90’s Grunge Tribute Night with Hollow, a tribute to the music of Alice in Chains and STP2, a tribute to Stone Temple Pilots. Doors 7pm. Show 8pm. $10 advance, $15 day of show. 18+

Pining for the 80’s? Well you can catch one of the original acts, A Flock of Seagulls with local 80’s cover band, Stranger. Yes, for real. Right here in Dayton at Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway. Best part? These shows are free and open to the public! Must be 21+

Ok, enough pining for old times! Let’s get to the here and now. Celebrate with local Dayton super group, Lioness, release their debut album “Time Killer” with performances by Lioness, Happy Chichester (Howlin’ Maggie & Twilight Singers), Pseudo, and Etch. Jimmie’s Ladder 11. 9pm showtime. $7 cover. 21+

South Park Tavern has a great show Saturday night with Charlie Jackson and the Heartland Railway, The New Old-Fashioned and Paige Beller. Another night of hard choices! So much good music! $5 cover. 9pm

The cool shows keep rolling with prog rockers Salvadore Ross and special guest Lord Kimbo at Trolley Stop. A very cool show! 9:30pm – 1:30am. $5 cover.

Even more rock with Rich Man’s Trick, Lot Lizard, Once-ler, and Whiskey for Kids are all at Oregon Express. 9pm. $5 cover. 21+

Metal fans, check out Choking, FALSE, Ethicist at Blind Bob’s. 9pm. $5 cover. 21+

Up north, there is an extremely worth benefit show in Vandalia at Oscar’s Bar with a terrific line up of local talent including:  Krunk Town Boogie, FOUNDING FATHERS, Zane and The Sway, and Winchester Gray. Proceeds benefit The Longest Day and the Alzheimer’s Association, to help end Alzheimer’s and support families. What a fun show for a feel-good cause!

Sunday June 25th

One of the most highly anticipated events of the weekend is happening all day Sunday at the Old Crow Bar in Middletown. The Taper Ball is a benefit for area super fan John “Chubby” Howard. Chubby is best known for his love of music, and his love of archiving and sharing that music, having flown his mics at countless shows spanning decades. He also hosts a weekly internet radio show, and was a co-founder of Buckeye Music Magazine. Musicians are showing their love by putting on this all-star show! Pre-sale tickets can be purchased here. $20 presale, $25 at the door. This show is 18+ with valid ID, and ALL AGES until 7pm!!

Bands/Musicians include:

The Werks (Dayton, OH)
– Glostik Willy (Marion, IN)
– Ray “Chubby” Howard & Friends (Dayton, OH)
– Magic Jackson (Dayton, OH)
– High Altitude (Middletown, OH)
– Electric Orange Peel (Columbus, OH)
– Eyeris Wide (Hamilton, OH)
– The Mainline Funk (Dayton, OH)
– Cosmik Spirit & The Vibe (Dayton, OH)
– Convertebrae
– Freekbass (Cincinnati, OH)
– Dino Dimitrouleas (Dayton, OH)
– Evan Ray Music (Cincinnati, OH)
– Chad Rothermel (Middletown, OH)
– Ben Clonch (Yellow Springs, OH)


Boney James & Morris Day & The Time on Sunday June 25th at the Rose Music Center

Sunday night also offers a fun blast to the past with Boney James & Morris Day & The Time on Sunday night at Rose Music Center! Oh yeah! If you were a Prince fan, this is an especially cool show. Cooler still, is the Pre-Show Wine Tasting starting 90 min before the show. Doors 5:30pm. Show 7pm. Tickets start at $23.50+. Ticket prices include parking and are subject to applicable Ticketmaster fees and day of show increase. All events are rain or shine. Dates, times and artists subject to change without notice.

The wonderful Diana Krall is also in town, performing at at Fraze Pavilion. Tickets for this show include a copy of Diana Krall’s brand new album, Turn Up The Quiet. You will receive an email with instructions on how to redeem this offer following your ticket purchase. Please allow 7 business days for this email to arrive. Tickets start at $38.75, and are subject to $5 increase the day of show.

Tuesday June 27th

One of my favorite annual shows of summer time is the Springfield Arts Council’s Summer Arts Festival with Dark Star Orchestra. It’s a “must see” for any Grateful Dead fans in the area! This wonderful tribute band tours the nation all year, just like the Dead, and recreate specific shows. Admission is free!

As always, thank you for supporting live music!

Your Dayton Music Insider,

Libby Ballengee

Note to Readers:  The information above is for June 23rd-25th 2017. If I don’t list a price, I’m not sure what it is. Typically cover charges for local concerts are $5. Please click the hyperlinks to find out more about the bands, venues, and events, including start times, directions, and ticket availability.  Keep up with my live music adventures on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Enjoy the show! 

Paul Schaffer & The World’s Most Dangerous Band concert at Fraze Pavilion canceled

Published: Saturday, June 17, 2017 @ 12:00 AM
Updated: Friday, June 23, 2017 @ 2:36 PM

Paul Shaffer (fourth from left), the longtime David Letterman bandleader, brings the World s Most Dangerous Band to Fraze Pavilion in Kettering on Friday, June 23. CONTRIBUTED

UPDATED: Tonight’s Paul Shaffer and the World’s Most Dangerous Band concert at Fraze Pavilion has been cancelled, according to the Fraze.

The Fraze has posted the following message on its web site:

Due to scheduling conflicts, this show has been canceled. The date will not be re-scheduled this summer. Ticket refunds available via original point of purchase.

ORIGINALLY POSTED 6/17/17: It’s been about 37 years since Paul Shaffer did his last big tour as part of the Blues Brothers Band. However, that gap didn’t stop the former band leader for David Letterman from hitting the road this summer with the World’s Most Dangerous Band.

The occasion, which brings Shaffer to Fraze Pavilion in Kettering on Friday, June 23, is his new album. He recently answered some questions about his new career options, which opened up when Letterman retired in 2015.

Q: It’s been a while since you toured. How is the road treating you?

A: “The tour has been such that we go out and do weekends and then come back home. It’s still a little different doing this all these years later at my age. I can’t lie, the traveling is a little difficult when you have to play the same day. But the cliché is all true: when you finally get on stage, it’s all worth it. It’s really been a lot of fun.”

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Q: What have you liked best?

A: “The best part, I guess, is having Valerie Simpson as my special guest. She is not only a classic and a legend as a songwriter and performer, but she also just raises everyone’s game. She is inspiring. She may even be a little older than I am and when I look at her I say, ‘Stop claiming and get out there and perform.’”

Q: What has surprised you most?

A: “The people have been really attentive. After all these years, I have a lot of funny behind-the-scenes things and I tell a number of stories on my favorite artists before I play the song. The people love to hear these stories that I tell and they laugh in all the right places. Not only is it gratifying, every night I learn a whole bunch about what to do and what not to do. The audience really tells you what you’re supposed to be doing. It’s been a great learning experience for me.”

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Q: How is this different from working with Letterman for 30-plus years?

A: “There’s a big difference in being a guy’s sidekick for 33 years and being the frontman because it’s all on you. Not only that, when the song ends, you don’t goof off while the emcee talks, it’s you — so you have to continue with the talk and entertain. It’s a solid hour and a half of performing, talking and playing all at once, and I just love it.”

Q: You seemed suited for it, both musically and personality-wise.

A: “Well, I thank you for saying that. David showed up all those years and he was encouraging and generous with air time. He said, ‘Whenever you have something, jump in.’ It’s wonderful for a boss to say that, but he’s still the one carrying the whole show on his shoulders. When I got to jump in and host the show for him a couple of times I said, ‘Oh my God, this is what he’s been doing all this time?’ There’s a big difference and I’m experiencing all of that now. It’s all on me and it’s very thrilling to be in that position.”

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Q: What was your first thought when Sire Records head Seymour Stein approached you about making a new album?

A: “I was thrilled to do it and it got me back into the studio and playing the piano again. It really showed me what I’m supposed to do with my life. I’d been working every night with Letterman for 33 years and I thought it was time to slow down a little bit. Well, that didn’t work at all. I got so bored, right away. This got me going again and really showed me that I’ve got to keep playing the piano because that’s what keeps me happy. My next thought, of course, was, ‘What now? What am I supposed to record? Being the studio musician I am, I pride myself on being able to play any style. What will be style? I had to figure out what I really love the most and it’s the songs I love the most. It was a simple as getting the songs that get me going and stir up my emotions and hopefully it will work for the audience.”

Want to go?

WHAT: CANCELLED -- Paul Shaffer & the World’s Most Dangerous Band with special guest vocalist Valerie Simpson

WHERE: Fraze Pavilion, 695 Lincoln Park Blvd., Kettering

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 23

COST: $30-$45 in advance, $35-$50 at the door. More info: 937-296-3300 or