What a weekend to see live music! Rock fans are in for a real treat with the 2-day Not Much More Than Awesome Fest at Yellow Cab. However, if you love country, blues, metal, jazz or jam bands, keep reading, because there are some great shows in store for you too!
Friday March 3rd
The 2-day Not Much More Than Awesome Again Fest, hosted by local indie band The 1984 Draft, is being held at Yellow Cab Tavern. This fest has grabbed national attention, with a mention in Ghettoblaster magazine, and for good reason! The line-up for rock, indie and alternative fans is really stellar, featuring bands from Chicago, Louisville, Indiana, Akron, Columbus, and of course, Dayton.
The cover for Friday night’s show is just $5 and the schedule is as follows:
Goodnight Goodnight 8:00 – 8:25pm
1984 Draft 8:35 – 9:10
Forage 9:25 – 9:55
Cold Sore 10:15 – 10:45
Blind Rage 11:00 – 11:30
Novagold 11:45 – close
> Read more about Not Much More Than Awesome Again Fest here.
Local band Bribing Senators is thrilled to finally have their album done, and they are ready to celebrate! Congrats! Special guests The New Old-Fashioned and Lovely join them on stage at Blind Bob’s to get the party started. Show starts at 9:30pm. $5 cover. 21+
A fun pre-game to the aforementioned shows, is the Rebel Rebel Tattoo Grand Opening Party. DJ Fatty Lumpkin and Tino will be performing for guests while artist Kevin McKinnon does a live tattoo demonstration. Toxic Brew Company will be on tap and hors d’oerves will be served. This is all happening 7-11pm. Head across the street to drink and dance the night away at our Hole In The Wall Dayton afterparty with Nick Testa!
Jam band fans are hyped to see local bands Cheezcake and In Ten Cities over at Jimmie’s Ladder 11. Both of these bands contain some of my favorite musicians, and my favorite people on the planet, so I’m certainly excited for this one! If you like to boogie down with friends, this is your spot! Music starts a bit after 10pm. $5 cover. 21+
Country star Colt Ford is performing Friday evening at Oddbody’s Music Room with special guest openers Charlie Farley, Justin Bryan, and Norm Lilly. Lots of country fans are pumped about this one, so get there early! $28 day of show. Doors 7pm. Show 7:30pm. 18+
Over at Therapy Cafe, check out Litz, from Atlanta. They perform a mix of funk, jam, go-go, soul, electronica. Also performing are Dayton’s own “sonic sunshine” Zane and the Sway, along with Cozmikspirit & The Vibe. $5 cover. 18+
Saturday March 4th
On Saturday, the Not Much More Than Awesome Fest at Yellow Cab continues with more music starting at 6pm. Cover charge is $7 for Saturday’s festivities. Schedule as follows:
Kyle Sowash 6:00 – 6:25pm
Tender Mercy 6:30 – 7:00
Actual Form 8:00 – 8:30
Smug Brothers 8:45 – 9:15
Primitives 9:30 – 10:00
Haymarket Riot 10:15 – 11:00
Yardboss 11:15 – 11:45
The 1984 Draft 12:00 – end
Lots of other great shows happening in the Oregon District, including indie folk band Joshua Powell & The Great Train Robbery at the Trolley Stop. Great stuff, very enjoyable! 9:30pm-1:30am. $5 cover. 21+
More of a hard rock / metal fan? Two shows for you to check out: Jasper the Colossal, Death by Fetish and Endive at Oregon Express. And over at Blind Bob’s, catch Engraved Darkenss, Immortal Bird, Valdrin, and Zuel. 9pm. $5 cover. 21+
Blues fans have a decision dilemma tonight, between two awesome guitar virtuosos. Downtown, you can catch Noah Wotherspoon at Tumbleweed Connection. Or head over to check out Scott Bratcher, who is performing at Oddbody’s Music Room. Doors 7pm. Show 8pm. $10 advance. $15 day of show. 18+.
Heading out of Dayton, another opportunity to catch Zane and The Sway, this time with FOUNDING FATHERS, and Thank the Maker at Bootlegger’s Tavern off Taylorsville Rd. Doors 8:30pm. Music starts at 9. No cover charge!
Reggae & funk fans better boogie on over to Peach’s in Yellow Springs to catch two of Cincinnati’s best bands: The Cliftones and Ernie Johnson from Detroit at Peach’s Grill in Yellow Springs. This will be fun fun fun – especially for the YS crowd! Show at 9pm.
Head down to Franklin for a special Songwriter Night, featuring all original music – and Beer Pong tournament. Kind of a random pairing – but I’ll take it! This all starts at 7pm at the American Legion Post 149 in Franklin. No cover!
Jazz fans – don’t forget about the live jazz every single night of the week at Blue Note Bistro & Lounge in Miamisburg. Beautiful setting and great music!
As always, thank you for supporting live music!
Your Dayton Music Insider,
Note to Readers: The information above is for March 3rd-4th, 2017. If I don’t list a price, I’m not sure what the price is. Typically 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. Check out the latest shows I’m promoting @theVenusChild. You can keep up with my adventures on Instagram here or follow me on Twitter @LibbyBallengee. Cheers!