While the Dayton music community still mourns and recovers from the loss of Canal Street owner Mick Montgomery, another reminder of him occurs this weekend. Mick had been working on bringing back his beloved Original Musician’s Co-Op as a free First Friday treat, the first of which to occur this Friday.
Mick had wanted his peer and fellow musician Sharon Lane to host the event in case he could not attend. In that spirit, Sharon will keep this Dayton music tradition going every First Friday at Hannah’s (located downtown on Ludlow near the Arts Garage). What a wonderful way to keep Mick’s spirit alive!
Keep reading to find out more about the return of The Original Musician’s Co-Op and all the other yummy events happening this weekend!
> To learn more about Sharon Lane, click here.
Thursday February 1st
Get your weekend started early at the Dayton Philharmonic’s Led Zeppelin Warm-Up Party on Thursday from 7-8pm at Yellow Cab Tavern. This free pop-up performance is a fun way to preview the DPO’s weekend Led Zeppelin tribute show run. (Get more details about that under Friday’s events). This is a quick music diversion that’s worth stopping out for!
Following this event, stick around at Yellow Cab for their weekly free Showcase Thursday, yet another event that Mick inspired! This week’s show features local musicians Benjamin Thomas, Mandy Jewell, Emma Woodruff, Golden Guy, and Chris Ball. Starts at 8pm. Free.
In Beavercreek, folk fans will be in for a weeknight treat with the “Folkin’ Grassholes” at Spinoza’s (in the Fairfield Commons Mall) for their brand of hard driving bluegrass. A very talented crew and great pizza equals a wonderful date night or early evening out with friends! Show from 6:30-9:30.
Friday February 2nd
Looking for a Happy Hour show? Stop by Oregon Express from 4-8pm to enjoy the Linda Prevo Band. No cover and great pizza!
The Remnant Family Jam with the Adam Remnant band and Human Cannonball with Counterfeit Madison and Blake Skidmore, plus surprise guests at Yellow Cab 700 E. 4th St., Dayton. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Cost is $9/advance, $13/day of show. Get tickets here.
This “First Friday” is the official return of Mick Montgomery’s original Musician’s Co-Op at Hannah’s. This is the last show Mick personally booked, so it’s certainly an extra special show! Needless to say it’s a dynamite line-up including Charlie Tipton, Harold Hensley, John Dubuc, Steve Green, Dennis Rodderman, Sandy Bashaw, Tod Weidner, Ryan Roth and of course, Sharon, herself. Free show. 9pm. (My advice, get there early to get your spot!)
Friday evening also starts the weekend run of The Music of Led Zeppelin by Windborne and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, as part of their Rockin’ Orchestra Series.The powerful blues-rock music of Led Zeppelin is tailor-made for rock ensemble plus orchestral arrangement. The evening’s performance features many of the rock group’s signature songs: “Kashmir,” “Whole Lotta Love,” “All My Love,” “Immigrant Song,” “Black Dog,” “Good Times, Bad Times,” and, of course, “Stairway to Heaven.”Performance happens both Friday and Saturday at 8pm at the Schuster Center. Tickets start at $29.
The very talented rockabilly band Cherry Lee & The Hot Rod Hounds is back at The Trolley Stop Friday night. Always a fun time with this crew! 9:30pm. $5 cover. 21+
Old City, an indie rock band from Cincinnati is coming up to perform at South Park Tavern with Dayton’s own Lord Kimbo. This is going to be a very lively show – so get there early to get a good spot! 9pm.
At Blind Bob’s there’s an extra special show with local punk band Raging Nathans. They are celebrating their newest album release entitled “Cheap Fame.” They are joined by a slew of great rock bands including The Story Changes, YARDBOSS, Sok, and Negative Protein. 9pm. $5 cover. 21+
Saturday February 3rd
Saturday night, Americana style fans are going to love seeing Winchester Gray, Kent Montgomery and The Typical Johnsons at Dublin Pub. This is Winchester Gray’s bi-annual show at the Pub, joined by Kent Montgomery from The New Old Fashioned filling in on lead guitar for the night. The Typical Johnsons’s performing too truly makes this is “don’t miss” show! 9pm-1am.
One of Dayton’s treasured local groups, Puzzle of Light is performing at Trolley Stop on Saturday night. Puzzle of Light is a quintet of musicians who play American Creative Music with Michael Bashaw on flutes, harmonica, vocals, and percussion, Sandy Bashaw on guitar and vocals, Dick Roll on bass, John Taylor on drums and Erich Reith on percussion. A superstar line-up! Music starts at 9:30PM with a $5 admission. 21+
Blind Bob’s hosts another night of up-and-coming rocker with The Quiet Hollars, Paige Beller, Peter Mills, and Josh Goodloe. 9pm $5 cover. 21+.
Wednesday, February 7
I don’t often mention mid-week shows, but Third Coast Percussion’s Paddle to the Sea coming to University of Dayton is a great exception! This adventurous Grammy-winning quartet is known for their riveting multi-media performances. Co-sponsored by the Hanley Sustainability Institute. Show at 7:30 p.m. For ticket information, click here.
As always, thank you for supporting live music!
Your Dayton Music Insider,
Note to Readers: The information above is for February 2018. This is a listing of interesting shows in the Miami Valley region, but is by no means definitive. There are always lots of shows happening! Click hyperlinks to find out more about the bands, venues, and events, including start times, directions, and ticket information. If I don’t list a price, it wasn’t listed. Typically cover charges for local shows are $5. You can keep up with my live music adventures on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.