Dayton Music Fest

Dayton Music Fest

Enjoy multiple local live bands and genres over two evenings at Yellow Cab, Blind Bob's and The Trolley Stop in Downtown Dayton.

Event details

Address: 530 E. Fifth Street, Dayton, OH 45402 [Map/directions]
Event has passed (Sat, Oct 21 2023)
* this page may be updated if event is repeated in the future *
Cost: Weekend passes are $20 in advance and $25 at the doors. Each single night is $15 at the doors. Discounted presale weekend pass sales end on Oct 19th at Midnight.

Dayton Music Fest

The 19th Annual Dayton Music Fest 2023 is back presented in partnership with WYSO Public Radio and with support from Dayton Real Estate Crush on Oct 20 and 21 at Blind Bob's, Yellow Cab Tavern, and Trolley Stop!

We're exited to present over 35 local bands, singer songwriters, MCs, DJs, artists and more, with exciting reunions and amazing new up and coming artists playing side by side over two days at three Downtown Dayton venues!


Cover starts at 5:00pm on both nights at all three venues. Weekend passes can be picked up at The Yellow Cab anytime after 5:00pm on Friday, Oct 20th. Full price weekend passes can be purchased at all three venues on Friday, Oct 20th. Blind Bob's kitchen is open until 11pm, Trolley Stop's Kitchen closes at 10pm, and Yellow Cab's resident food truck, The Pizza Bandit, will be set up and serving through 11pm.

Dayton Music Fest 2023 Line-up:

Friday - Oct 20th
Doors and VIP badge pick up starts at 5:00

Yellow Cab

  • BRLY 6:20-6:50
  • DR CYCLE 7:10-7:40
  • Life In Idle 8-8:30
  • The New Old-Fashioned 8:50-9:20
  • Moontemple 9:40-10:10
  • Seth Gilliam & The Fake News 10:30-11
  • Heather Redman & The Reputation 11:30-12:30

Blind Bob’s
Hosted by Cooley The Curator

  • NO balance. 8:15-8:45
  • Motel Faces 9:05-9:35
  • Marijuana Johnson 9:55-10:25
  • Pseudonym with DJ Pluto 10:45-11:15
  • K.Carter 12:00-on

Trolley Stop

  • Achilles Tenderloin 7:20 7:50
  • David Berry 8:10-8:40
  • NOVENA 9:00-9:30
  • Nick Kizirnis & Kyleen Downes 9:50-10:20
  • The Nautical Theme 10:40-11:10
  • Harold Hensley 11:30-12:15

Saturday - Oct 21st
Doors start at 5:00

Yellow Cab

  • Turtle Island 6:20-6:50
  • They Need Machines To Fly? 7:10-7:40
  • Sam King + The Suspects 8-8:30
  • Happy Chichester 8:50-9:20
  • Human Cannonball 9:40-10:10
  • Lung 10:30-11:15
  • Abertooth Lincoln 11:30-12:30

Blind Bob’s

  • Turboslacker 8:15-8:45
  • Duke Of Owls 9:05-9:35
  • Us, Today 9:55-10:25
  • Luxury Pushers 10:45-11:15
  • Subterranean 12:00-on

Trolley Stop

  • Steve Zax 8:10-8:40
  • Mike Bankhead 9:00-9:30
  • Michael Tomlinson 9:50-10:20
  • Denny Cottle 10:40-11:10
  • The 1984 Draft 11:30-12:15

Produced by Level Up Productions

The Trolley Stop

Dayton Music Fest is taking place at The Trolley Stop, which is located at 530 E. Fifth Street in Dayton. The Trolley Stop - We offer friendly service, delicious cocktails, wine, cider, draft, bottled, & canned beer, fresh, homemade food from local growers, AND host live music in Downtown Dayton. - read more

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