A new lunchtime music series at the Dayton Metro Library offers a mid-day escape for downtown workers and visitors. The free, live performances take place on Fridays in the Main Library Eichelberger Forum, 215 E. Third Street.
“The Eichelberger Forum is a wonderful space for music and other events,” said Main Library Manager Kimber Fox. “With comfortable, casual seating, people can bring their lunch, a friend or a book and enjoy a musical interlude in their day.”
Performances are Fridays, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
November 24 | DC Ensemble
The Dianne Coble Ensemble entertains and inspires with their lively gospel sound. Since 2012 this choir has been sharing a message of joy through their music.
December 1 | Duante Beddingfield, featuring The Randy Villars Trio
Collaborating with pianist Randy Villars, Beddingfield creates a crowd-friendly act that makes jazz both accessible and inventive. Matt Wiles (bass) and Jeff Mellott (drums) round out the band.
December 8 | Eric Loy
Guitarist Eric Loy plays a wide range of musical styles, from jazz to classical to rock. He’s recorded nine instrumental albums since the 1970s, playing classical, steel-string, electric, and harp-guitar.
December 15 | The Corndrinkers
A Saturday night tradition at square dances in southwest Ohio, The Corndrinkers are a toe-tapping, old-time country string band featuring twin fiddles, banjo, guitar and bass.
December 22 | Trey Stone
Pianist Trey Stone served for 15 years as music director at The Second City, the famed comedy institution in Chicago. He leads his group Trey Stone and the Ringers, tours internationally, and recently was a presenter at TEDxDayton.
December 29 | DJ Basim
Funk music is front and center with DJ Basim, host of WYSO’s “Behind the Groove.” Basim produced an award-wining documentary, “Boogie Nights: A History of Funk Music in Dayton,” and he is Production Coordinator for Dayton Youth Radio.
For more information on these or any Dayton Metro Library event, visit DaytonMetroLibrary.org/Events or call 937.463.2665.