Side Show

Jeff Opt joins Niki Dakota in the studio to talk about how Sideshow began ten years ago, as a creative art show for the public and how it grew as well as the various buildings and processes of preparing those buildings throughout the years. Kara McCray discusses being one of the art co-curators and what goes into preparing the Yellow Cab building for the art involved in that year’s show.

Todd the Fox and Queen Victoria talk about their experience as music coordinators for Sideshow X, which features 40 bands/solo performers. The theme of this year is rejuvenation and reflection, looking at the future and past of music, comedy, and art. They also talk about the Yellow Cab building, a center point for art in Dayton with local art, food, and beer, and the home for the event.

Jennifer Clarke

A few years ago Jennifer Clarke was preparing to participate in her first art show, the Side Show at the Yellow Cab Building.  That show ended up being instrumental for Clarke in more ways than one as she began to realize her potential as a music photographer.  October marks the opening of Clarke first solo photography exhibition focusing on pictures of local musicians. Clarke visited the WYSO studios to talk about her work on Kaleidoscope.

From its earliest days as a chance for local artists to how their work outside of a traditional gallery setting, the Dayton Side Show has lived up to its promise of being "an event of grand proportions."  This year's show bring together over 200 artists, musicians and volunteers to create two free days of creativity at the Old Yellow Cab Building in downtown Dayton. 

Nasty Bingo will perform as part of Side Show 8's Saturday evening lineup and gave a preview performance live from the WYSO studios.

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.