Dayton Music Fest

Ryan France

This year marks the 10th Anniversary of Dayton Music Fest, a two-day celebration of local music.  This year's event features 29 bands performing 5 different venues during the first weekend in October.  Co-organizers Kyle Melton and Don Thrasher visited the WYSO studios to preview some music from the festival and talked to Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about the festival's past and present as well as make a big announcement about the festival's future.

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.

Ryan France

October 5th and 6th mark the 8th annual Dayton Music Fest, a celebration of local music in downtown Dayton.  This year's festivities feature several free, all-ages options including a brand new partnership with Five Rivers Metroparks' Midwest Outdoor Experience.

Dayton Music Fest co-organizer Don Thrasher spoke with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about this year's event and its diverse lineup.

Since the release of their debut EP, Take Control, the members of Good English have stayed busy performing in the Dayton area.  After a brief summer hiatus, the band is back in action writing new material for a forthcoming LP and preparing for two upcoming festival performances.  Elizabeth, Celia and Leslie Rasmussen return to the WYSO studios joined by new guitar player, Johnathan Seidl to perform live and talk about their upcoming plans.

Each of the four members of Jasper the Colossal says she brings a different style of music to the band from punk to British Pop to alternative metal.  The band says they enjoy the energy and crowd interaction that comes with a live performance and are currently searching for a studio that can capture their live sound for a full length album.

Jasper the Colossal will perform live on Thursday, September 26th at Club Vex and as part of Dayton Music Fest on Oct 2nd.