More than 20 bands prepare for the annual Dayton Music Fest in downtown Dayton

“We love to showcase both seasoned and new local artists,” Johnson added. “You have bands like Haunting Souls and The Mulchmen that paved the way for all of us to be around, and then you have bands that are pretty much new and just making their debut. I also want to thank Joe Andrel who has played every DMF ever.

Event calendar

Friday, October 21 – Blind Bob’s

MC Cooley the Curator – 7 p.m.

Yippee – 8:15 p.m.

SKRT – 9:05 PM

K. Carter – 9:55 p.m.

Flamborghini – 10:45 p.m.

Lioness – 00:00

Friday, October 21 – Yellow Cab Tavern

Songwriters in the Round – 6 p.m.

Cory Breth, Mike Bankhead, Dave Berry, Eric Cassidy, Harold Hensley

XL 427 – 8 p.m.

Draft 1984 – 8:50 p.m.

Age Nowhere – 9:40 p.m.

Bribing Senators – 10:30 p.m.

Amber Hargett and the Who’s Who – 11:30 p.m.

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Saturday October 22 – Blind Bob’s

MC Cooley the Curator – 7 p.m.

Viceroy Kings – 8:15 p.m.

Living Room Tips by C. Wright – 9:05 PM

Brother O’ Brother – 9:55 p.m.

The Raging Nathans – 10:45 p.m.

Haunting Souls – 00:00

Saturday, October 22 – Yellow Cab Tavern

Songwriters in the Round – 6 p.m.

Denny Cottle, Ward Son, David Payne, The Nautical Theme, Sharon Lane, Alec Snead

The Filthy Heathens – 8 p.m.

Great Great – 8:50 p.m.

Paige Beller – 9:40 p.m.

Heather Redman and Reputation – 10:30 p.m.

The Mulchmen – 11:30 p.m.

Coverage begins at 6 p.m. both nights. Weekend passes are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. One-night tickets are $15 at the gates each night. Weekend passes can be picked up at the Yellow Cab anytime after 6 p.m. on Friday, October 21.

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Blind Bob’s is located at 430 E. Fifth St. Dayton. Yellow Cab Tavern is located at 700 E. Fourth St., Dayton

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