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Published: Friday, February 02, 2018 @ 7:00 AM
— Big news for country music fans this morning.
Fraze Pavilion in Kettering just announced that country megastar Reba McEntire is returning to town this summer for a concert at the outdoor music venue.
The concert will be on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets will range from $59 to $139.
Tickets will go on sale on Saturday, Feb. 10, at 10 a.m.
McEntire performed at the Fraze in 2015. It was the fastest sellout in Fraze history. Previously, McEntire performed in the area in 2008 when she and Kelly Clarkson kicked off their 2 Worlds 2 Voices Tour at the Nutter Center.
Reba McEntire won a Grammy Award Sunday night for best roots gospel album category for her project, “Sing It Now: Songs of Faith and Hope.” It’s Reba’s third Grammy overall and her first win since 1994.
Published: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 8:11 AM
We were graced with the first breaths of spring this week, and it’s got me and lots of other music fans ready to bust out of the winter doldrums and have some fun!
This weekend’s live music scene is vibrant with music for all genres, from Celtic, country, singer/songwriter, Americana, alternative and punk. Seriously, something for everyone!
Keep reading to find out all the details!
Friday February 23rd
For those of you who are pining for the Dayton Celtic Festival, which doesn’t happen until July, you can get some amazing Celtic music in this weekend. Festival favorites Scythian return are back in town both Friday and Saturday nights to kick off the St. Patrick’s Day season. These two all-ages shows will be held at the Greek Orthodox Hall (500 Belmonte Park North). Tickets are available at www.daytoncelticfestival.com or at the door. Doors 7pm. Show 8pm.
The Music of Carole King and Friends is celebrated this weekend with The Dayton Philharmonic as part of their SuperPops Series. The DPO will perform your favorite songs from Carole King, Burt Bacharach, Hal David, Laura Nyro, Paul Anka, Dionne Warwick, Neil Sedaka, Marvin Hamlisch, and Barry Mann. Tickets start at $29 and up. More info: Box Office (888) 228-3630. Performances are at 8pm at Schuster Center both Friday and Saturday nights.
Speaking of moving singer / songwriters, head over to the
Yellow Cab Tavern
for a beautiful and moving evening of music from
(Austin, TX). He is touring nationally with
(Brooklyn, NY), who are reminiscent of early Death Cab for Cutie or American Analog Set. Local band
kicks off this “don’t miss” evening of live music. Doors at 8pm. Tickets are $10 at the door.
Country / folk fans have a couple great shows downtown to check out! At
on Ludlow, for an evening of music from Dayton’s own
one of the “last of the true blue folk singers.” He’s got a fantastic voice, and spirit!
Sassy Molasses and
Chad Cremeans get things started off, so make sure you get there early to catch their sets too! 9pm. No cover.
At Blind Bob’s you can catch Alex Culbreth, a high energy alternative country up and comer from Fredricksburg, VA. If you’re into country, definitely check out his tunes via the hyperlink and get on out and see him live! $5 cover. 9pm 21+
Local hard rock band Stella’s Demise is back at Oregon Express with special guests The Typical Johnsons and Thank the Maker. If you’re looking to rock out in the Oregon District, here’s your spot! Music at 10pm, $5 at the door, 21+
If Blues is more your thing, stop by the Trolley Stop for the Doug Hart Band’s performance. Doug’s band incorporates free form, yet controlled versions of many blues standards along with the blending of Doug’s blues and rock influences to form creative original compositions. 9:30pm . $5 at the door. 21+
Alternative rock fans, head over to Jimmie’s Ladder 11 to check out Chicago’s Third Twin Sister, supported by local acts Whiskey For Kids and Paige Beller. If you’re looking for new music, this is a great show to check out!
North of town, at Oscar’s Bar in Vandalia, there’s a great night of funk and punk in store! Enjoy sets from Krunk Town Boogie, with Yardboss kicking off the night! Fun times all around – don’t miss it! $5 at the door. 21+ 9pm.
Head to Miamisburg if you’re in a jazz state of mind. There are 2 acts performing both Friday and Saturday nights, at 6pm and 9pm at Blue Note Bistro . Or try out Watermark restaurant where Kevin Dumont and Jeon McConnell offer sultry jams for your listening pleasure. Both spots sound like fantastic date night options!
Lastly, there is a Hip Hop Farewell Show planned at One Eyed Jack’s, which is closing soon. This special show features Vast Aire of Cannibal Ox, Cozmikspirit, DJ Sparechange, Josh Thrasher, DJ Ike B, Villange Fam, Johnny Wiids, Planet Boom Bap (Indiana), Vice Verses and more! Doors 9pm. 18+ w ID. Free show! VIP tickets are $15.
Saturday February 24th
Another great night of music is in store at Yellow Cab Tavern with David Payne, Seth Gilliam and the Fake News , The Typical Johnsons , and Neo American Pioneers. It’s a stellar line-up of Americana style local bands that you will not want to miss! Music starts at 8PM. $7 cover. 21+.
It’s a punk rock kind of night in the Oregon District. Down the street, you can see the female fronted group Secret Circle Society, along with The Ram Ones (Ramones Tribute) at Oregon Express. 9:30pm. $5 cover. 21+
Fresh off of a successful Mardi Gras gig, the John Lardinois NOLA band (aka Lardinola Band ) is congregating once more to bring you an evening of acoustic renditions of some classic tunes. Check out this talented crew at Trolley Stop on Saturday night. $5 cover. 9:30pm. 21+
Super stoked for for Saturday night’s show at Peach’s Grill in Yellow Springs, featuring Nasty Bingo and Cherry Lee & The Hot Rod Hounds. What a fun crew all around! They will have you dancing all night long! 10pm. 21+
As always, thank you for supporting live music!
Your Dayton Music Insider,
Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 6:00 AM
— Scythian is based in the Washington, D.C., area, but the members are no strangers to the Gem City. The band — performing at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Dayton on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 23 and 24 — has been a yearly fixture at the Dayton Celtic Festival since making its first appearance nine years ago.
“Dayton is like a second home to us, so we’re glad to be going back there,” Danylo Fedoryka said. “Over 1,100 people came to our show at Victoria Theatre last year. For us, to be almost 500 miles from home and sell out a venue like that was incredible. The Victoria was awesome. It was such a cool experience for us but we got a lot of feedback from people wishing they could get up and dance.
>> PHOTOS: Dayton Celtic Festival 2017
“This year we decided to do two nights where there was a little more room for people to let their hair down,” he said. “The shows will be more intimate and we have the freedom to make each night a little different.”
Scythian has always been a family affair with Danylo, his brother, Alexander, and their sister, Larissa. The siblings took it a step further with the side project, Cake for Dinner. The group, which recently released its second children’s album, also features the vocals of Alex’s new bride, Catie.
“It’s been almost eight years since our last children’s album,” Danylo Fedoryka said. “We’re super excited about that, especially because Alex’s wife, Catie, sings on the record. She’s incredible. Her voice is like an angel’s voice. Catie is super high quality so it’s really rewarding to work with, not just my brother’s wife, but this incredible professional.
“It’s great because it’s my brother and his wife and my sister, Larissa, too,” he continued. “The songs are for kids but it’s great for adults too. We mixed it up. It was really a rewarding project for us because we got to do the full gamut from kid stuff to adult stuff you could hear on a Top 40 radio station.”
Dayton fans will get a chance to hear Catie’s voice in person this weekend. She’ll be opening the shows with Mountain Duo, her new project with Larissa.
WANT TO GO?
Who: United Irish of Dayton presents Scythian with Mountain Duo
Where: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church’s Memorial Center, 500 Belmonte Park North, Dayton
When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 23 and 24
Cost: $25 in advance, $30 day of the show. Children 6-12 are $14 in advance, $18 day of the show. Free for kids younger than 6
More info: www.unitedirishofdayton.org
Artist info: www.scythianmusic.com
Published: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 10:41 AM
— The band that had everyone feeling like a creep in the ‘90s will play shows at an arena close to you.
Radiohead announced its North American tour dates to promote its latest album, “A Moon Shaped Pool.”
The tour includes a show Monday, July 23 at Schottenstein Center in Columbus, and on Wednesday, July 25 at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati.
Tickets for both shows go on sale 10 a.m. this Friday, Feb. 23.
The English rock band’s hits include Creep, Karma Police, Fake Plastic Trees, High & Dry and The Bends.
Its album OK Computer was reissued last year for its 20th anniversary.
The complete list of North American stops is below.
MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: @radiohead – July 23rd @TheSchott.— The Schott (@TheSchott) February 20, 2018
Tickets GO ON SALE this Friday, Feb. 23 at 10AM through https://t.co/QjyYA8Aqtp online or the ticketmaster mobile app.
There will be NO ticket sales at our box office or charge by phone. pic.twitter.com/SFXj2PklZL
Chicago — United Center — Saturday, July 7
New York — Madison Square Garden — Tuesday, July 10
New York — Madison Square Garden — Wednesday, July 11
New York — Madison Square Garden — Friday, July 13
Montreal — Bell Centre — Monday, July 16
Montreal — Bell Centre — Tuesday, July 17
Toronto — Air Canada Centre — Thursday, July 19
Toronto — Air Canada Centre — Friday, July 20
Detroit — Little Caesars Arena— Sunday, July 22
Columbus — Schottenstein Center — Monday, July 23
Cincinnati — U.S. Bank Arena— Wednesday, July 25
Pittsburgh — PPG Paints Arena — Thursday, July 26
Boston — TD Garden — Saturday, July 28
Boston—TD Garden —Sunday, July 29
Philadelphia — Wells Fargo Center — Tuesday, July 31
Philadelphia — Wells Fargo Center — Wednesday, August 1
Published: Friday, February 16, 2018 @ 8:07 AM
After years of hard work and dedication, the Funk Music Hall of Fame and Exhibition Center is celebrating its grand opening this weekend! This Center is a trully wonderful way to honor the innovative spirit of Dayton, and the people who put Funk music on the map.
Reservations for the Grand Opening are now full, but you can visit the Funk Center downtown at 113 E. Third St on Saturday from 11am-5pm. If you can’t make it this weekend, I suggest you plan a visit soon! Particularly for Dayton music fans, there are so many fabulous relics from Dayton’s music past to explore and learn about.
>Read more about the Funk Center opening here.
There’s lots more funky stuff happening this weekend, so let’s get to it!
Friday Feb 16th
Didn’t get your RSVP in time for the Funk Grand Opening? Don’t fear, you can swing by Hannah’s (on Ludlow) for the official after party following The Funk Music Hall of Fame and Exhibition Center’s Grand Opening. Starts at 9pm.
Alternative fans are in for a great show over at Blind Bob’s with Salvadore Ross, Suck the Honey (Cincinnati), and Big Lightning. Enjoy some fuzz rock with some psychedelic stylings, and a whole lotta fun! 9pm. $5 cover. 21+
My friends who love folk / Americana rock are in for a major treat with The New Old Fashioned with Harold Hensley at Peach’s in Yellow Springs. Such a great band, and with Harold as the special guest, it’s definitely going to be a memorable night! Plus it’s a free show! 10pm. 21+
South of town, check out Ben Clonch, Max Nunery (from The Repeating Arms) and Friends at Star City Brewery in Miamisburg. Talented musicians, plus yummy brews, makes for a great night! Music starts at 8pm.
Saturday Feb 17th
It’s a timely weekend to catch 7-piece local act Dayton Funk Forever at Jimmie’s Ladder 11. Head over to the Funk Museum for it’s first day open to the public, and finish off the eventing with tunes from DFF, who plays tribute to Dayton’s legendary funk history. Yeah! Music at 10pm.
Another funky and fabulous show is also happening in South Park with The Johnson Treatment at South Park Tavern. They are a very talented crew who will be getting the crowd groovin’ with their multi-genre tunes.
Downtown’s Skeleton Dust Records is hosting an evening of extreme and unrelenting noise with some of Grand Rapids’ finest harsh heads including : Kakerlak, Sensory Deprivation, Infectants, along with local band Being. Music from 7-9pm.
Eric Jerardi Band, a long time staple in the Dayton community, is performing blues rock at Yellow Cab Tavern on Saturday evening. Show from 7-10pm. Tickets are limited to 150 for this show, so get yours in advance here. $10
Another great blues night can be found in Fairborn at WO Wrights. There the Dayton Blues Society is presenting their 4th Annual Youth Showcase from 7-10pm. Lots of great talent to check out – so don’t miss it!
And lastly, for the metal / hard rock fans out there, head up north for the Frozen February show at Oscar’s Bar. Four bands are featured for this show, including: Grey Cloud Nein, H€\/rais€r, Slaves Among Death, and Bearer of Bad News. $5 cover. Doors at 8pm. Music starts at 9pm.
As always, thank you for supporting live music!
Your Dayton Music Insider,
Note to Readers: The information above is for February 2018. This is a listing of interesting shows in the Miami Valley region, but is by no means definitive. There are always lots of shows happening! Click hyperlinks to find out more about the bands, venues, and events, including start times, directions, and ticket information. If I don’t list a price, it wasn’t listed. Typically cover charges for local shows are $5. You can keep up with my live music adventures on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.