Posts Tagged ‘benefit concert’


Hey Dayton music fans! It’s time once again to RESTOCK THOSE SHELVES! Guitars to Gunstocks is proud to present RESTOCK 2016: A Musical Showcase to Benefit the Dayton Foodbank and Helping the Homeless. On Saturday, January 30th, join G2G, Music Connection Dayton, LLC, Artistic Delirium Tattoo, Oddbody’s and fantastic musicians and artists from around the Miami Valley for an amazing night of GREAT music and art!


Tia Kennedy FamilyLocal Businesses and Musicians Rallies Around Victims of Devastating Fire

Hardships and misfortunes strike us all at some point in our lives, and for most of us picking up the pieces can be a difficult and strenuous process. Tia Kennedy and her family know this all too well after escaping a devastating fire that roared through their home on Monday, February 16. Tia and her family survived the disaster but the house and contents were all destroyed. The family is left with the task of starting from scratch, an undertaking that would be difficult for anyone, but especially for a mother of two small sons. Fortunately for the Kennedy family, they live in a community that is more than willing to lend a hand. (more…)

It’s time that people hear about the folks downtown where the story doesn’t involve criminals junkies or elitist hipsters.
This show is to have fun and give back to our own local community.


This is an organization here in town that is doing great things for people in the Dayton area and we gladly support them!


This Friday and Saturday, 30 Dayton area music acts will perform all-original sets at Ghostlight Coffee, from 6-10pm. The event benefitsFoodbank Dayton, so please bring 3 nonperishable food items (or $5). This is SoNA’s 2nd annual Songwriters Solstice–last year’s event raised 466 lbs of food for the foodbank, in addition to cash donations! (more…)

This month I am lucky enough to get to promo an alternative/hard rock band I know extremely well, because it’s a band that I actually front called, Killed By Art!  Due solely to the nomination and support of Killed By Art fans, KBA caught 3rd place in Music Connection’s September Featured Band contest and earned some free promo this month, so I get to actually tell you a little bit about one of my favorite projects ever, Killed By Art!

Just 4 years ago, I was passing through life’s daily grind and doing nothing musically at that time, except singing along with the car stereo or in the shower, when I get this amazing offer to try and sing and front a new hard rock project, and I found I just couldn’t refuse!  I had found a fantastic new outlet of expression for myself, and after some lineup adjustments and song-writing developed nicely in the first year of the project, we finally established a crazy good 5-member lineup (Kimberly Weiss-vocals; Bill Kirkbride-Guitar; Nathan Goff-Guitar & backing vocals; Todd Panstingel-Bass & backing vocals; Brian Wise- Drums) and a name, Killed By Art.


It was recently discovered that local woman, Michelle Mundy, for which multiple fundraising benefit shows have been held, is now facing several fraud charges.   She claimed to have stage 4 lymphoma cancer, and many local organizations and bands came together to help raise funds to support her cause.   The local music and business community came together and provided numerous free services to help raise as much funding as possible, only to find out that the funds were not used appropriately.  Check out this article from Buckeye Music Magazine about this fiasco and more about what happened and what happens now!

 REWIND 4: Fourth Annual 1980’s Live Band Tribute at Canal Street Tavern in downtown Dayton Ohio.
Sat. 5/11/13
8:00pm sharp-2:30AM
ALL ORIGINAL BANDS doing unique spins of 1980’s classics, their originals and more!
at: Canal Street Tavern in downtown Dayton, Ohio.
308 E. First St
Downtown Dayton, Ohio
(937) 228-2450

Paradijm Shift
Violent Kind
Loveless Thrill
Reyna Spears
Fire The Drummer
The Curious Sound (members of Emma Woodruff And The Ruffians)
The Shoe Horns

HOSTED BY THE COLUMBUS GHOSTBUSTERS, AND THE Real Ohio Ghostbusters Network.They will be collecting for the RONALD MCDONALD CHARITY HOUSE, AND WEARING REAL LOOKING MOVIE COSTUMES AND PROPS FROM THE GHOSTBUSTERS MOVIES. They will also be displaying their own Ghostbusters movie cars, which will be parked outside of Canal Street Tavern for the event.

30 minute set per band, ten minute wait in between.
Fully Stocked Bar
Seating and Standing Area.
Friendly Atmosphere
Well Poured Drinks
Non Alcoholic Beverages available as well.

This is a DJ MisterKid Presents Live Band Concert
MidWest Promo and Concert Booking
(937) 239-2947
Facebook: Louie Wood Jr.

Beloved Local Musician In Need Of Help
by Andrew McGinn
Staff Writer for Springfield News Sun
The name Larry Humphrey is synonymous locally with good-time funk music.  But, as of late, his life hasn’t been much of a P-Funk party.  
“I didn’t want to do this,” Humphrey explained, tears in his eyes. “I didn’t want to get emotional.”
The colostomy bag concealed under his clothing is like an anchor, keeping him from traveling far from home.   The well-known Springfield musician was hospitalized for a month in September after it was discovered he had an abscess on his colon that was about to burst.
“They said if I would’ve waited one more day, I would’ve been gone,” he said.
Humphrey, 57, is now in need of a second operation, but he doesn’t have insurance.
“All I’ve ever done is play music,” he said.
Two fellow local musicians, Jeff Davis and Darrell Gossett, have stepped in to see that the man known as Hump will be put back together again.    They’ve organized a benefit concert for Humphrey scheduled for 8 p.m. April 13 at the Night Gallery, 1610 Mitchell Blvd., that will feature a host of local acts. They’re asking for donations of $5 to get in.

Donations also can be made to the Larry C. Humphrey Benefit Fund at any Security National Bank.

Click here for full article.