Pushing Boundaries with The Dayton Underground Series

Every week I’m simply delighted by the variety and depth of musical offerings in Dayton, and this week is no exception. If you love singing, jazz, classical, international music, country, funk, jams, hard rock, metal or punk, keep reading to find the show that’s just for you!

Screen Shot 2017-10-13 at 1.28.30 PMFriday the 13th

Saturday October 14th

  • It’s time again for the fall Yellow Spring Street Fair! Always a fun time for all ages, and of course, music is very much included along with the wonderful vendors, artists and food. See the schedule below for stages and bands. Music runs from 12pm – 7pm. Screen Shot 2017-10-13 at 2.39.04 PM.png
  • Still in Yellow Springs in the evening? Stop by Speaking Suns CD Release party at Peach’s Grill. This event also kicks off their fall tour, which is super exciting. They are also hosting special guest bands from Athens Slackluster and Slut Castle. Music starts at 10 pm. Free Show!
  • More festivities are happening downtown too! Ye Olde Yellow Cabaret XII is lots of fun, especially with the “This is Halloween” theme this go around. This eclectic event is held at Yellow Cab Tavern and runs from 7pm – 1:30am. Bands include: Ford Theatre Reunion, Curse of Cassandra, and DJ V-Ral, along with sideshow acts, bellydance, bulesque, aerial arts, fire dancing and hooping. Vendors and a food truck will also be on site. Tickets are $15 pre-sale and $20 at the door.
  • 21433008_1637840122933479_4078469909174293913_n.jpgJimmie’s Ladder 11 has a funky and fabulous night in store with Sharon Lane, Mainline Funk, and Krunktown Boogie. Music starts at 10pm. And it’s a free show! Get on out and get funky!
  • The Devil’s Cut (Lansing, MI) is in town and ready to rock out! They are joined by Scarecrow Sideshow at Blind Bob’s. $7 cover. 21+
  • Blues man Doug Hart is celebrating his 39th birthday for the 9th time at Tumbleweed! (Ha! I think I’m going to start doing that too!) Join in the fun starting at 9pm.
  • Another great group, Charlie Tipton & Friends are performing at Oregon Express. They remind me of straight up rock’n’roll that Tom Petty played – may he rest in peace! 9:30pm $5 cover. 21+
  • The Devil Doves are performing tunes from their newest CD at Trolley Stop. They are known for their energetic live performances and creative songwriting. Sounds perfect for a great night out at Trolley! 9:30pm $5 cover. 21+
  • Last but certainly not least, Music Connection Dayton is hosting another great show in The Dayton Underground Series 2017 on Saturday at Courtyard Lounge in Englewood. This installment is entitled “Pushing Boundaries” which features 3 edgy, progressive, Dayton bands: Stella’s Demise,  Others by No One, Monocle. Please remember to bring gently-used clothing donations for Helping the Homeless Dayton Ohio Making A Difference! Doors 8pm. Show 9pm. 21+ w/ ID. Admission $10. VIP Series passes: $40 available at www.musicconnectiondayton.com



Mary Chapin Capenter peforms at Victoria Theatre on October 15th (Contributed Photo)

Sunday October 15th


Tuesday October 17th

And as always, thank you for supporting live music!

Your Dayton Music Insider,

Libby Ballengee

Note to Readers:  The information above is for October 13th-17th, 2017. If I don’t list a price, I’m not sure what it is. Typically cover charges for local shows are $5. Click hyperlinks to find out more about the bands, venues, and events, including start times, directions, and ticket availability.  Keep up with my live music adventures on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Enjoy the show! 


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