Dayton Music Fest 2011

Kris Neises
There is no better way to kick off the new Dayton scene page on AltOhio then to talk about the city’s premier annual event for Dayton Indie-rock. That event is the Dayton Music Festival.

The Dayton music festival seeks to showcase and celebrate the often overlooked and deep talent-pool of the Gem City. This year marks the 7th year of a festival that has featured bands like Enon, Swearing at Motorist, and Boston Spaceships over its tenure.

The 2011 Fest is set for September 9th and 10th and will feature 29 bands at 7 venues around downtown. One $10 ticket will get fans into all the shows both nights.

Some of the notables slated to play this year include Kelly Deal’s new project R. Ring, southern-indie-rock band the Buffalo Killers (fresh off their west coast tour), and old-syle veteran punk rockers Legbone.

Other must see bands include Roley Yuma, Sleep Fleet, Me and Mountains, Father’s Day, Astro Fang, and Paige Beller.

“I’m really excited about this year’s line-up,” said co-event coordinator and local blogger for the Buddha den Kyle Melton. “There are a lot of new faces on board so it should be fun.”

Melton, who’s blog can be found here:, has combined his efforts with Dayton Daily news music writer of GBV fame Don Thrasher. This is the second year that the two have worked together in organizing the Dayton Music Fest which has been attended by thousands of fans.

“It’s a whole lot of work, but it is a great event and we are really excited,” said Melton.

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Check back with AltOhio for post DMF 2011 show reviews
Buffalo Killers
R. Ring