On Saturday, May 30th, Dayton musicians come together in a virtual concert called ‘Tip Jar: A Show of Thanks’ to raise funds for Dayton’s hospitality workers.
The idea stemmed from the staff of Tender Mercy, the chic new underground bar that opened right as the coronavirus shutdown was happening. The team wanted to help fellow workers who are struggling financially from lack of income.
Led by co-owner Chris Dimmick, the team partnered with the Dayton Foundation and the Ohio Restaurant Association to set up a special fund for Montgomery and Greene County workers.
Dimmick and team also partnered with three local production companies to film the pre-produced show: Ambient Productions, Sound Valley Dayton, and Venus Child Productions. The filming occurred over 3 days and 4 locations: The Brightside, Ned Peppers, Tender Mercy, and Toxic Brewery. Fourteen local acts took to stages in empty rooms to film their favorite songs.
The result is fast paced and diverse showcase of local talent (full list below) in a telethon style show that will air on Dayton.com’s Facebook page on Saturday, May 30, from 8-9:30 p.m.
Organizers are hoping to raise $100,000 for the restaurant relief fund. Currently they have $68,000 pledged from area businesses, and hope the remaining funds will be donated as the show airs. Daytonians are encouaged to watch, share and be generous, %s the community supports the very people who have always served us.
How to watch:
What: Tip Jar: A Show of Thanks
When: Saturday, May 30, from 8-9:30 p.m.
Where: Streaming on Dayton.comʼs Facebook page.
More info: Facebook event details
For those who wish to donate to the Ohio Restaurant Employee Relief Fund, you can do so by visiting the Dayton Foundationʼs website. If you are a restaurant worker in need of monetary help, you can apply for this relief by visiting the relief fundʼs website.
NOTE: Performances not in this order, youʼll have to wait and watch for yourself!
– Nasty Bingo
– The Story Changes, featuring members of Hawthorne Heights
– The Kiwis
– Jessica Hung, Concert Master of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra
– Kevin Carter featuring Valerie (performs “Dayton Strong” song)
– Allison Justice of The Katawicks (The Katawicks won the Dayton Battle of the Bands)
– Paige Beller
– Elijah Seabrook
– Amber Hargett
– Mariah J
– Zack Sliver & Adam West