Building community through music, one free concert at a time.
Thursday, August 9, 2018
Gina Chavez is blending the sounds of the Americas with tension and grace. As a multi-ethnic Latin pop songstress, Chavez’s passionate collection of bilingual songs takes audiences on a journey through the Americas as she discovers her own Latin roots through music.
PAUL BROWN ft. CHRIS STANDRING
Friday, August 10, 2018
Paul Brown has taken his trademark smooth groove with catchy melodic sound and made his mark on the international jazz scene. Chris Standring is a popular force in contemporary urban jazz with infectious, ubiquitous R&B-driven hits.
PAUL THORN AND THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA
Saturday, August 11, 2018
Thorn boasts an innovative and impressive career, pleasing crowds with his muscular brand of roots music—bluesy, rocking and thoroughly Southern American, while speaking universal truths.
TROUT FISHING IN AMERICA
Sunday, August 12, 2018
Trout Fishing in America’s infectious mix of folk/pop and family music is the result of their diverse backgrounds as well as growing up in the musical melting pot that is Texas.
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Delhi2Dublin was a happy accident born out of Vancouver’s Celtic Fest in 2006. Their sound started as an electronic fusion between bhangra beats and Celtic fiddle and has since grown into anything from dub reggae to breakbeats to just straight-up happy dance music.
KYLE DILLINGHAM & THE HORSESHOE ROAD
Friday, August 17, 2018
Kyle Dillingham & The Horseshoe Road is a high energy, uplifting musical experience that blends captivating virtuosity and heartfelt sincerity. This very eclectic Americana band is full of surprises, and the group’s passion for music can be seen in their performance.
SOL DRIVEN TRAIN
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Sol Driven Train’s music weaves through genres. They combine rich varieties of American pop and folk music into their own brass-kickin’ roots rock sound. The versatile five-piece band, based in Charleston, SC, features rotating lead vocalists, and multi-instrumental talent spread across horns, strings, keyboards and percussion.
THE LAO TIZER BAND
Sunday, August 19, 2018
The Lao Tizer Band brings their electrifying World Jazz Fusion to Dayton.
BOXCAR SUITE and THE NEW-OLD FASHIONED
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Cosmic American power pop for the Age of Aquarius, Boxcar Suite is equal parts paisley, rhinestone and feather boa. The New Old-Fashioned fuses big harmonies, punchy guitars and lyrics firmly rooted in a Midwestern lifestyle, both modern and classic.
Friday, August 24, 2018
The small rural town of Gause, TX, had no chance of keeping the vocal powerhouse known as Ruthie Foster to itself. The worship services at her community church created the foundation of her vocal capabilities, which developed into her own sound, which is unable to be contained within a single genre.
Saturday, August 25, 2018
Drive, paired with raw talent and business savvy, took this young man out of a little mountain town in Georgia.
BIG BANG BOOM!
Sunday, August 26, 2018
Big Bang Boom! is a pop/rock music trio that plays kids’ music with a pop sensibility, aimed at being something that parents can enjoy and feel good about letting their kids listen to and see live. The band plays children’s favorites as well as their own original songs. The show is high energy and demands that the crowd get involved.
DAVE GREER’S CLASSIC JAZZ STOMPERS
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Dave Greer’s Classic Jazz Stompers first hit the stage in the late 1980s, reintroducing the great jazz of 1920s and 1930s to eager audiences. The group quickly developed a devoted fan following in their native Dayton, Ohio, while also winning over jazz and music lovers across the country and even abroad.
Friday, August 31, 2018
Neo funk group, MojoFlo, is as known for their captivating stage performance as their infectious rhythms and catchy lyrics. In combining hard-hitting horns, seductive melodies and a meticulously crafted stage show, MojoFlo has built a fiercely loyal fanbase.
CROCE PLAYS CROCE
Thursday, September 6, 2018
A.J. Croce is a multi-instrumentalist roots-rock artist, known for his boogie-woogie piano playing. His music incorporates pop, blues, folk and jazz. From his debut as a jazz influenced blues-based artist to his evolution into a pop music iconoclast, singer-songwriter A.J. Croce has traveled a circuitous musical road.
Friday, September 7, 2018
Known for their harmony-laced take on alt-folk, The Hunts are a Chesapeake, VA-based band of seven siblings who’ve been playing music together almost their entire lives. The Hunts started experimenting with songwriting and soon brought to life a batch of songs that reveal their sophisticated sense of melody and undeniably dreamy innocence.
PAULIE CERRA & GROOVE LEGACY
Saturday, September 8, 2018
Paulie Cerra is a saxophonist, singer, piano player and songwriter. A solid foundation of blues and soul informs much of his music. Subtle influences of jazz, country and gospel often find themselves interwoven in his original music.
SECRET AGENT 23 SKIDOO
Sunday, September 9, 2018
Secret Agent 23 Skidoo is a purple velvet tuxedo wearing family funk phenomenon. Combining the positive, primal power of hip hop with the surreal storytelling of science fiction, 23 Skidoo has concocted a potent potion that wows family crowds across the planet.
THOMAS MAC and ASHLEY MARTIN
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Ashley Martin has created a unique style all her own–a mix of country, rock and pop. Her shows are sexy, high-energy musical experiences. Thomas Mac’s voice has a tone that keeps you wanting more and his writing skills blend traditional with pop country. His singing will melt your heart and you’ll love having his songs stuck in your head all day!
SHRUG and TREY STONE AND THE RINGERS
Friday, September 14, 2018
Shrug have made a name for themselves with their brand of honest, literate rock and roll, with particularly close attention paid to song craft and heartfelt live performances that have earned them a remarkably loyal following in the Gem City. Funky, cool, fun and rootsy, Trey Stone and the Ringers are a good time; bring your dancing shoes!
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Devon Gilfillian fires twin barrels of gospel-blues and southern soul. Gilfillian is a classic artist for the modern age, discovering new life in soulful sounds that have been making people dance for decades.
Sunday, September 16, 2018
Justin Roberts is truly one of the all-stars of the indie family music scene. Roberts has been crafting songs for kids and parents that navigate the joys and sorrows of growing up.
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Huntertones brings people together with fun, imaginative and fearless music. Their high energy, horn-driven sound fuses inspired improvisation and adventurous composition melding jazz, funk, rock and soul.
Friday, September 21, 2018
The Nightowls are an Austin-based 10-piece group with a bursting with funk, soul and poppy goodness sound.
ROB ICKES AND TREY HENSLEY
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley were sure that their musical partnership was the right move at the right time: each helps the other take their unique musical conversation to an even higher level.
LUCKY DIAZ & THE FAMILY JAM BAND
Sunday, September 23, 2018
Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band create indie music sounds that are rooted in their whimsical child-friendly imaginations. Their Spanish language release found a new audience of families yearning to immerse their youngest listeners in dual language right from the start.
THE STEEL WHEELS
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Hailing from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, The Steel Wheels are familiar with the traditions of folk music and how a string band is supposed to sound. Their musical style weaves through Americana and bluegrass, folk and old-time music, and the acoustic poetry of the finest singer-songwriters.
THE RAD TRADS
Friday, September 28, 2018
The Rad Trads dominated New York City with their soulful American music, punk-rock energy and showmanship, powerful horns, driving rhythm section and four captivating lead vocalists.
DUANTE BEDDINGFIELD ft. THE RANDY VILLARS TRIO
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Singer Duante Beddingfield brings his throwback style to the stage with fun, unique arrangements of both standards and modern pop tunes in the vein of Postmodern Jukebox. Beddingfield creates a crowd-friendly act that makes jazz accessible to anyone while remaining inventive.
BANANA SLUG STRING BAND
Sunday, September 30, 2018
The Banana Slug String Band has been educating, empowering and entertaining kids and families for over 30 years. Their live show is legendary, and includes characters that come out in full body costume to the amazement of all.
THE DAYTON FUNK ALL-STARS BAND
Thursday, October 4, 2018
The Dayton Funk All-Stars Band, sometimes called Dfunk, offers the best of the iconic sound of Funk: soulful, with horns, sparkling vocals and plenty of flash!
Friday, October 5, 2018
Robert Sanae and Tom Braxton are a delicious blend of contemporary, chill and smooth jazz brewed up by these two label mates.
Saturday, October 6, 2018
Boogat is a brilliant and witty MC who has a unique artistic approach, pushing the boundaries of Latin music beyond hip-hop and electronica. A must-see live show, Boogat explores everyday issues through intelligent songs, with sticky choruses and a lot of good vibes.
DERIK NELSON & FAMILY
Sunday, October 7, 2018
Raised in the Pacific Northwest, Derik Nelson & Family’s signature sound features velvety three-part vocal harmonies only a family can deliver. Derik Nelson & Family delivers a concert experience like no other, featuring pristine sound, a state-of-the-art light show and an integrated 20-foot video display.