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What a beautiful weekend to be out with loved ones and friends! These first weekend’s of spring are a special delight, and seeing live music is always my go-to way to celebrate.

Read on for a run down of great original shows that will help make your weekend even more memorable!

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Folkadelic rock favorites Nasty Bingo return to the Emporium in Yellow Springs, with special guests Erich Reith and Khrys Blank. Wine and beer tasting is going on as well, making this the perfect way to kick off this spring weekend! Music 7-10pm.

Coming from Columbus, The Shady Grovers, a high-energy Americana and Bluegrass band, is performing at Peach’s Bar and Grill, also in Yellow Springs. Nice way to end the evening if you’re still ready for more music after the Emporium! This band knows how to get the crowd moving, so bring your sweetie and dancing shoes! 9pm show.

Something special is going on northeast of town, because One Eyed Jacks in Fairborn has an awesome line up for the jam band fans in the area: Tropidelic, Rockstead, and Krunk Town Boogie. Nice! This will be a fun and funky show – so make the drive folks! 9pm. $5 21+. $8 under 21

Freakquency, a band who combines indie with R&B, is taking the stage at Blind Bob’s this evening. Expect rock, rapping and whole a lot of soul from lead singer Sayyid “The Rugged Child.”  10pm – 1:30am. $5 21+

Saturday March 19th

Oddbody’s Music Room is hosting one of their favorites this weekend: Shooter Jennings and Waymore’s Outlaws (Nashville). Local artists Decent Fellers, Mack Mckenzie, Colter Wall will start off the night. Doors 7pm. Show 8pm-12am. Tickets $20-$28 (usually the higher figure for day of sales). 18+

  .jpgKickin’ there own version of outlaw rock’n’roll, Parlour Tricks returns with a live show after a two-year hiatus, bringing new members and a new album! Lemon Sky and The Cricketbows are opening the night. This will be a classic rock show right here. Enjoy! 9pm. 21+. I’m assuming there is a $5 cover.

Jam and funk fans get over to see Emily and the Lost Cat Ramblers along with Mainline Funk at Jimmie’s Ladder 11. These are fun party people and best part? No cover! 10pm – 2am.

A quite interesting line up is happening at  Oregon Express this evening. Phonic Uproar, an a cappella group, and The Johnson Treatment, a jazz combo ensemble are performing. Very cool! We don’t get a whole lot of that style very often.  The style ranges from the Big Band, funk all the way through more modern music. 9pm – 1am. $5 cover. 21+

Blues fans, make sure you head to Taffy’s of Eaton for the 9th Annual Blues Showcase, hosted by Bob Dellaposta and featuring: Deanno Rogers, Anthony Hoog, Moriah Haven, and Dan Sievers. Reservations are recommended. Please call 937-456-1381.

Internet drumming sensation, Joey Muha, is performing with special guests: Elijah StavelyOthers by No OneThe Ako Vendetta, and Left in the Dark at WO Wrights across from WSU tonight. Doors 8pm. Presale $10. 18+

Monday March 21st

Brett Hill continues his March Monday night residency at Jimmie’s Ladder 11. This week his special guest is Terros from Athens. If you don’t have plans on a Monday night, and want to keep that spring weekend going a little longer – this is your spot!

As always, thank you for supporting live music!

Your Dayton Music Insider,

Libby Ballengee

Note to Readers:  The information above is for March 18th-21st. 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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