Mark your calendars for October 2nd. That’s when 22 local bands will rock 6 downtown venues for Dayton Music Fest 2010.
“As a fan of local music, I’ve always been attracted to events that draw attention to the
rich talent Dayton has to offer,” Thrasher said. “Since its inception in 2005, Dayton
Music Fest has been a tremendous showcase for homegrown indie acts and I’ve made it a
point to attend each year. DMF is hands-down one of my favorite nights of the fall season
so I’m looking forward to getting a chance to help shepherd this festival into the future.”
Thrasher, a contributing writer for The Dayton Daily News and Active Dayton, is a
former member of such notable Dayton bands as Guided By Voices and Swearing at
Motorists. He currently plays drums in Smug Brothers, a local band fronted by his DMF-
partner Melton, a music writer for Dayton City Paper and the man behind The Buddha
Den music blog.
“I think Don and I are both in unique positions to help take the Dayton Music Fest
to a higher level,” Melton said. “We have attended the festival as fans, covered it for
our respective media outlets and been involved as performers. This gives us a broad
understanding of this event and what it can be.”
“It’s a tough time financially speaking for music and the arts in Dayton,” Thrasher added. “Even the always amazing Cityfolk Festival is struggling. When we found out the founders of DMF were bowing out, we knew we had to step up and keep the festival alive. We’re only taking over less than four months before the event, but we have some fresh ideas that will hopefully make the festival even better.”
Band submissions are being accepted now through July 31 at http://2010.daytonmusicfest.com.
We’ll be bringing more coverage of Dayton Music Fest 2010 here in the Dayton Music section of DaytonMostMetro.com as we get closer to the event.