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It’s a quiet time of year for the Dayton music scene, as musicians and fans take much-needed time off to be with family and celebrate the holidays. If you are looking for live music this weekend, Saturday night is your best bet!
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Rock and indie fans are looking forward to the 13th annual HoliDayton showcase at Blind Bob’s in the Oregon District. As with years prior, there will be two stages of performances alternating throughout the evening.

This is definitely the cool kid Christmas show, as it includes some truly great bands like The Story Changes, PJ and Tommy (of The Motel Beds), Moira, The 1984 Draft,The New Old-Fashioned, Manray, Bribing Senators, Jetty Bones,Tombstone Tremblers and Goodnight Goodnight. Cost: $7 at the door.21+

Not familiar with these bands? Don’t worry! Check out the December edition of “Guided by Noises” which features the bands performing at HoliDayton.
More of a jam band fan? Then head over to The Canal Public House where they will be funking it up all night long to celebrate Boxing Day! The Big Damn Boxing Day Jam includes special guests Chris Houser (from The Werks), Ronald Frost (Peanut) and others to be announced. Doors 8 p.m. Music starts at 9:30 p.m. $5 at the door.

Another awesome option for jam band aficionados is the first ever Discomas show at Peach’s Grill in Yellow Springs. It will certainly be funky and fun with local bands Subterranean and Jonny Dreads and the Mystiks, along with special guest Nathan Lewis from Magic Jackson. Nice! P.S. don’t put away that ugly sweater just yet. There will be a contest for the best one!12366167_10153163551651861_5740073037742870_o.jpg

Bluegrass and folk fans, do not miss Blue Moon Soup’s Fourth Annual Snowflake Soiree from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. at The Glen Helen Building (405 Corry St., Yellow Springs). This quartet is a rising star regionally, and for good reason. They are able to take their traditional, bluegrass, psychedelic and Celtic influences, and blend them into something entirely original. Looking forward to more of their originality, as this event also doubles as an album release celebration for their newest project “Luna.” $10 at the door. 18+.

As always, thank you for supporting the live music scene in Dayton.

Your Dayton Music Insider,
Libby Ballengee

Note to Readers:  The information above is for December 26th. If I don’t list a price, it’s because I’m not sure what the price is. Generally cover charges for local shows are $5. Please click the hyperlinks to find out more about the bands, venues and events, including start times, directions, and ticket availability. As you can see, I try to promote as many shows as possible, but there will be some I miss. Keep me in the loop: @LibbyBallengee. Check out the latest shows I’m promoting @theVenusChild. You can also keep up with my adventures on Instagram here.




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