NexLevel

In 2000, Columbus, Ohio based guitarist Mark Jackson and Keyboardist Jesse Thompson were asked to play at his nephew’s wedding—a gathering that gave rise to one of the city’s most popular and eclectic jazz fusion bands. When the person printing the wedding program needed a band name, Jackson came up with the clever moniker NexLevel—so ...

Honey and Blue (Opening: Gabe Maas & the Bruins)

Honey & Blue, a self-described blend of pop and soul, is fronted by singer/songwriters Adam Darling and Stephanie Amber. The band most recently released their full length album ‘Bloom’ which features 10 new songs, one of which is produced by, and featuring, world-renowned musician Charlie Hunter, who has worked with the likes of D’Angelo, John ...

Pimps of Joytime

When it comes to throwing a party, the Pimps of Joytime raise the bar with swag and substance. Dubbed "raucous and captivating" by Okay player, and "Visceral in all of the best ways possible" by PopMatters, The Pimps artfully blend Brooklyn beat, New Orleans soul, and world funk. Created by Grammy-nominated producer Brian J in ...

Zak Baalbaki & Band

Dayton Metro Library has joined as a partner to offer additional elements to the World Music Series. Zak Baalbaki pours his entire heart and dedication into his work. That is why he is one of the leading Arabic entertainers in the U.S.A. At the age of 13, he performed in his first talent show while ...

David Poe and friends

David Poe “David Poe gives the singer/songwriter genre a much-needed jolt.” - Rolling Stone “The majordomo of songwriters.” - Village Voice “Every songwriter worth their salt is striving for the kind of balanced poetry and simplicity that Poe seems to just pour out.” - No Depression "Mr. Poe injects pockets of hopeful longing into passages ...

Jocelyn & Chris

Volume… Loud. Hair… Long. Apologies… None. Think rock is dead? Meet Jocelyn & Chris. Two analog souls, hell-bent on inciting a new rock revival. Jocelyn & Chris and their band have charted four consecutive commercial radio singles in the Billboard AAA Top 40, taken two records to #1 on the Relix Jambands Top 30 Album ...

Burnt Sugar Arkestra

Founded by Village Voice icon Gregory Stephen ‘Ionman” Tate (1957-2021) and now led by Dayton Ohio monster groove bassist Jared Michael Nickerson, Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber is an NYC-territory band, a neo-tribal thang, a community hang, a society music guild aspiring to the condition of all that is molten, glacial, racial, spacial, oceanic, mythic, ...

Carlene Carter

Carlene Carter comes full circle with her latest CD, Carter Girl, on Rounder Records. As the daughter of country music legends June Carter Cash and Carl Smith, and granddaughter of "Mother" Maybelle Carter of the original historic Carter Family, Carlene said it was her lifelong goal to make this record. Producing her next album, Little ...

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Together for over 28 years, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy — famously named after an autograph by blues legend Albert Collins — has appeared in concert venues across the world, sold millions of records, and had their music appear in hundreds of movies and television shows. With sold out concerts from the Hollywood Bowl to Lincoln ...

Music of India Ft TasteFull Band

Dayton Metro Library has joined as a partner to offer additional elements to the World Music Series. This evening curated by A3P Connections features saxophonists Aditya Phadke and Philip Scarff, Indian Folk Singer Malancha Chakraborty, Indian Folk Keyboardist Ali AZ, Tabla player Ramesh Iyer, and Cincinnati rock band TasteFull.

Lakeside

The Original LAKESIDE journey began when a group of High School students from DAYTON, OHIO formed a singing group and backup band which later morphed into a FUNK band after landing a recording deal with Solar Records. Still maintaining the dynamic vocal abilities that gave them an edge on most of the bands when it ...

Light in the City: Blessing Offor

Sometimes all it takes is five minutes with someone to know they're special. With his infectious joy that encourages a sense of contentment, thought provoking lyrics that elicit a second listen, and an inviting voice that draws you in like a familiar friend, Blessing Offor proves that by simply by being who he is, he ...