Dayton Ohio, A Musicians Guide To The City




Dayton Ohio is home to approximately 154,000 people. That puts it on the smaller end of a mid-sized city. Some describe it as a city with small town charm but city-like conveniences. The crime rate is pretty high. On a crime index scale of 1-100 with 100 being the safest, Dayton scored a 3. That means it’s only safer than 3% of the cities in the United States. For a musician or a band that means watch your gear. If you’re the first band of the night to play, try to leave your equipment in the venue until your leaving. You don’t want to load up your gear as soon as your done playing. You’ll go back in to watch the other two or three bands and have a great time only to find that all your equipment was stolen while you were hanging out. Not good. Could Happen. So if you can swing it, try to leave your stuff in the venue until you leave.

That being said, Dayton is a cool place with a loyal local music scene following. There are some great places to play in this city. And fun times to be had. Here is a list of venues you can play in this city…

Dayton Bands Venue Guide

And here are some places around the city to promote those shows you are booking, pass out flyers and all that jazz...

Promoting Your Show in Dayton Ohio

There are several great music stores around the city. Some of them are big time like Guitar Center. Others are small businesses where you can get to know the owner on a first name basis. Here is a list of all those...

Dayton Musicians Guitar Shop Directory

Okay now on to recording studios. If you want to record a demo or an EP and you don't want to "lo-fi it up" at your house, sometimes it's better to go somewhere and get someone else to record while you worry about playing. Personally I have done it both ways and I think they both have their advantages. But it's definitely helpful to know where the studios are in town...

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