Posts Tagged ‘Music Connection Dayton’

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The Dayton Underground Series is now accepting applications from all bands and solo artists interested in performing in our 2017 series. 

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bodu2016-fbeventcoverwebWe’re now at the end of Day 6 of Round 1 of the 2016 Best of Dayton Underground contest, and fans have boldly come forward about their love of Dayton area music with more than 14, 500 votes and 165 submissions as of our last online update!

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Nominations are now open for the first round of the 2016 Best of Dayton Underground Contest, and with more than $750 in prizes and both peer and VIP voting, this year’s contest is even bigger and better!

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bodu2016-fbeventcovercroppedThis December, Music Connection Dayton will host the 2nd annual Best of Dayton Underground contest!  We’ve stepped things up a couple of notches this year & can’t WAIT to tell you all about it!

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Love of Life Inc. is proud to bring you the 7th Annual Wham Bam Thank You Jam. The annual celebration kicks off this weekend August 19 – 21 at the beautiful Hannon’s Camp America Campgrounds in College Corner, OH.

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DUS-Songwriter-7-9-16___redocompressedThe Dayton Underground Series continued last month by featuring six phenomenal local songwriters at Jimmie’s Ladder 11 in Dayton, and the night was dreamy from start to finish! The crowd was completely lured in by music from Raya, Kyleen Downes, Kevin Milner, Todd the Fox & Victoria Harper, Sharon Lane, and Jeremy & Lynne and The Typical Johnsons!

Maybe you think songwriters just sit around and sing folk songs by the light of a campfire, but we brought together a diverse group of writers who showed the crowd at Jimmie’s that songwriters can be fresh, pretty, political, soulful, funny, and even a bit rowdy from time to time!

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Dayton’s underground music scene is putting out killer music, and Music Connection Dayton created The Dayton Underground Series‘ to showcase some of the best of Dayton area music!  The 4th show in the series took place on Saturday, June 18th at Jimmie’s Ladder 11 and featured cool Dayton area Indie Pop from Good Luck Year, Goodnight Goodnight, and Coming Up For Air!  

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13346895_564583110391296_139164524013798081_nIt was spring of 2015, at Sideshow X, when I first heard the friendly, sweet voice of local singer-songwriter, Kyleen Downes, and now, coming up in July 2016, she’s preparing for the release of her highly-anticipated debut album, ‘Maybe Sometimes’! 

Her voice floated above the crowds on that day and found its way into my brain like a cool breeze, and since that show, I’ve had the pleasure of seeing her perform a number of times and watched her grow as a performer and artist!

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album-artThe second show in our Dayton Underground Series took place at WO Wrights in Beavercreek on Friday, April 15th!

If you missed this one, it was our Roots showcase featuring local acts TRUK, Jamie Suttle, and Jericho Thyme, and it was another packed house and fantastic evening!

Check out our video recap and pics and go grab your FREE 6-track download from the artists!
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Dayton Underground Series - album cover - March 2016Last Saturday evening, The Dayton Underground Series kicked off to a packed house at WO Wrights Grill & Pub! Fans started arriving about an hour before the show, ready to hear some killer music, and that is exactly what they got!  

More than 170 people came out to hear Able Danger, Left in the Dark, and our Best of Dayton Underground 2015 “Best Rock” winners, Crosley Court, and it was a fantastic evening all around!  This was the perfect way to celebrate Music Connection Dayton‘s unofficial 3rd anniversary and the 1 year anniversary of W937 Dayton Radio, and we can’t even tell you how hard it was to wait to share this amazing music with you!   (more…)