This year marks the 10th anniversary of Dayton Music Fest. Organizers of the multi venue downtown Dayton festival have lots of big plans for this year's event and are beginning to build the excite with a kickoff show featuring the Buffalo Killers performing with a full church choir at Christ Episcopal Church. Festival co-organizer Kyle Melton visited the WYSO studios to talk about the show and the anniversary as well as some of the upcoming events happening at Canal Public House where he also serves as booker.
With roots in several other Dayton and Columbus-based bands, the members of Connections have been hard at work on their newly released sophomore album, Body Language. Frontman Kevin Elliott spoke with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt ahead of the band's Dayton Music Fest appearance about the new album, their upcoming local performance and more.
Connections will perform on Saturday, October 5th at Canal Street Tavern as part of Dayton Music Fest.
October 4th and 5th mark the ninth annual Dayton Music Fest, an event celebrating music in the downtown Dayton community. This year's event features over 30 bands at 6 local venues. Several of the bands visited the WYSO studios ahead of Dayton Music Fest 2013 for a live set on Kaleidoscope.
Dayton Music Fest organizers Kyle Melton and Don Thrasher also visited the studio to talk about this year's event, their collaboration with Midwest Outdoor Experience and more.
The Midwest Outdoor experience kicks off today, Oct. 5th, at 6:00pm, and will last until tomorrow night, Oct. 6th, at Eastwood Metropark. Teamed with Dayton Music Festival and vendors from around the country, this year's event is expected to draw a larger crowd than in recent years.
This year's event will provide activities for the whole family icluding: camping, fly fishing, climbing, slacklining, IMBA bike village, geocaching, and disc golf. There will also be a 5k run taking place this evening. More experienced athletes can compete in any of the competitions.
Goodbye and Crusher are two stylistically different bands with the same lineup. Both bands began playing live during the summer and sometimes split a bill. Nick Eddy, M Ross Perkins and Ian Kaplan joined Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt in the WYSO studio to share some tracks-in-progress and talk about upcoming performances.
Goodbye will open Dayton Music Fest, performing Friday, October 5th at Omega Music in downtown Dayton.