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As of late January, the site had hosted more than 40 shows and counting, and acts are added to the calendar regularly.

“The goal was to bring live music to Dayton on a bigger scale,” Eckhardt said. “Hara (Arena) stopped doing shows a long time ago. The Nutter Center only really brings in the really big ones (performers). And UD (University of Dayton Arena) hasn’t done concerts in a while.”

Fraze Pavilion in Kettering hosts acts in warmer weather in its popular outdoor venue. Huber Heights plans to open its own music center in May.

But for centrally located, year-round live music in Dayton on a bigger scale, Eckhardt and partners Neil Hixson and Skip Murray saw an unmet need.

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oddbodysmusicroomlogoMany of you, myself included, have been buzzing about the newest concert venue in town, Oddbody’s Music Room, which will be opening this summer in the building formerly known as McGuffy’s House of Rock. The buzz and curiosity around this well-known area concert venue seemed like the perfect opportunity to start a new project that I’m calling Venue Spotlights! With each Spotlight, I’ll be featuring a different local music venue to provide a general overview of the venue as well as some questions tailored specifically to the venue.  Earlier this week, I had the amazing opportunity to spend some time at Oddbody’s Music Room and sit down with two of the venue’s new owners, Richard Eckhardt and Skip Murray, for a chat about what we can expect later this summer!

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