Cityfolk

Sunni Russo visited the WYSO studios to talk about the Cityfolk Festival Reunion on Sunday, June 22nd at downtown Dayton's Courthouse Square,where the festival began. Russo spoke with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about the bands that will be playing the reunion which include Son Del Caribe, Corndrinkers, and Stivers Jazz Combo. She says that there will also be a food truck and special activities for kids. The event will be free of charge and a fundraiser will be taking place at BD's Mongolian Grill at The Greene on May 21st to support cover production costs.

The board of Cityfolk voted unanimously this week to dissolve the organization and will pass on its assests to the University of Dayton. An agreement between the UD and Cityfolk will allow the arts organization’s jazz programming to continue after it closes.

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for August 4, 2013 including the following stories:

- Officials Differ On Emergency Phone Alert During Yellow Springs Standoff, by Emily McCord

- Cityfolk Cancels 2014 Season, by Jerry Kenney

- Wildlife Boom in Local MetroParks, by Community Voices producer Ron Rollins

A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Dayton Art Institute.  This is Zoot's Summer Series and it is an entirely new concept in professional, outdoor theatre! Have a delicious boxed meal, a bottle of wine, and experience a show at the same time! One of Shakespeare's best known plays and perfect for a summer evening at The DAI.

The Cityfolk Festival is Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the downtown Dayton Riverscape MetroPark. And on Sunday at 10:00PM are the Dayton Fireworks!!!!

The Montgomery County Bark Park Bake Sale is Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Don't miss this delicious, mouthwatering excuse to support the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center! It is located behind the Animal Resource Center at 6794 Webster Street in Dayton.

Dayton Gay Men's Chorus presents Turn it UP on Saturday at the Victoria Theatre. An entertaining yet thought-provoking expedition through the Dayton Gay Men's Chorus's ten year journey!

On Sunday, The Dayton International Peace Museum presents “Iran: Yesterday and Today.” which includes a Rick Steves Public TV video and a local expert.  This is Sunday at 2:00pm

Photo courtesy of Kristen Wicker

Urban Nights in downtown Dayton is tonight…100+ locations including the Oregon District, & the Wright-Dunbar Business Village; 5 - 10pm tonight… Don't miss one of the best nights to be downtown!

Enjoy award-winning, modern bluegrass as one of the newest bands in bluegrass opens, Friday, at The Masonic Center, It’s Bluegrass Tymes II at 8pm.

Today at 8pm at Stivers is Dervish. The spirit of the St. Patrick's season continues! Dervish has earned widespread acclaim from critics and fans the world over. This is as good as Irish music gets - blending new compositions and traditional songs into a powerful, joyous sound.

Two different holidays specifically celebrate women - Mother's Day and International Women's Day. Dr. Judith Ezekiel, Women's Studies professor at Wright State University, will examine the historic roots and deeper meaning of these very different holidays at a free program at the Dayton Metro Library. Saturday, at 2:00-4:00 pm.

Courtesy of Cityfolk

Dayton’s Community Day of the Dead is part of the First Friday, tonight, 6-10 p.m. The parade, led by Michael Bashaw and students, will line up on Wyandot Ave., behind Hauer Music and Arby’s, at 6 p.m. You are encouraged to participate and all that is needed is some sort of skeleton mask or other Day of the Dead attire. The parade will go down Fifth Street shortly after 6 p.m., arriving at Missing Peace Art Space around 6:30 p.m.

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