Members of the Leap Years Have been playing together for several years, but it's only been a few months since all four members have been performing as a full band. The University of Dayton students are eager to grow their fan-base from campus to the larger Miami Valley and will begin that step at an Urban Nights event at the Oregon District's Peace on Fifth. The members of the band visited the WYSO studios to talk about their musical careers so far and where they'd like to head.
The Leap Years will perform at Peace on Fifth on Friday, September 20 during Urban Nights.
Today is Urban Nights in the Downtown Dayton/Oregon Arts District/Wright-Dunbar Business Village from 5-10 p.m. Urban Nights is a free event that showcases downtown's dining, nightlife, art, music, retail, urban living options and more and has been described as a huge, all-inclusive street party and open house for downtown, with something for everyone to enjoy.
Downtown Dayton tonight is Urban Nights from 5 to 10 p.m. More than 30,000 people are expected to pack the streets, so come join the fun and experience your downtown!
One special trip tonight is at the Dayton International Peace Museum. Several students of the Dayton STEM school will be there talking about the art they created in a new exhibit "Why We Need to Work for Peace: Student Perspectives on Conflict and Genocide".
Sideshow is an annual arts and music festival, created by members of the Dayton Circus Art Collective. The two-day event features over 50 visual artists and 20 musical acts in the Yellow Cab Building on 4th Street in downtown Dayton. Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt visited the Yellow Cab building ahead of Sideshow 7 as the artists prepared for a preview party. Here she speaks with several visual artists about what they'll be displaying at Sideshow 7.
This Friday marks the fall edition of Urban Nights in downtown Dayton. It's an event that showcases the music, arts, dining and housing that downtown Dayton has to offer. On this edition of Kaleidoscope, Juliet Fromholt spoke with Kristen Wicker and Krystal Luketic from the Downtown Dayton Partnership about the origins of Urban Nights and the new features at this fall's event.