The 11th Annual Dayton Music Art & Film Festival is back, and ready to rock your world! This 2-day, multi-site festival features the best of Dayton’s music, art, and film communities, in an exciting across-town spectacle. Tickets are reasonably priced, and can be purchased at every participating venue, which includes: K12 Gallery and TEJAS, Blind Bob’s, Gilly’s Jazz, Dublin Pub, Yellow Cab Tavern, and Canal Public House.
The festival officially kicks off Friday September 18th at 4 PM at K12 Gallery and TEJAS. The music portion of the program begins at Canal Public House at 7:30 PM with the band Weird Science. For the full lineup of music and activities, click here.
Highlights of the festival include:
Friday evening’s free, all-ages Pride Celebration Dance party, which is being held at Yellow Cab Tavern. Come early and participate in the monthly food truck rally before-hand. Now that’s a fun evening!
Floydasana: Dayton & Spirit Guide to “Dark Side of the Moon” – A BYOM (Bring Your Own Mat) yoga event taking place at K12/TEJAS. Free with festival admission. $10 drop-in.
On-going art exhibition at K12 and TEJAS gallery is featuring an installation space that contemplates “What does the Gem City mean to you?” There are also exhibits featuring “gig poster” art created for the purpose of promoting rock shows and events in the Dayton area, as well as rock photography from past events.
Microcinema events include:
Friday 6:00 PM – “Falling Up” (K12 Gallery)
A thrilling mix of stop animation and and illustrations, this short was written and directed by New York filmmaker and Stivers School for the Arts grad, Djuna Wahlrab.(15 min.)- 06:30 PM – “N. Dixie Drive” A mid length doc about life on the North Dixie strip. This is the first film from New York filmmaker / musician and native Daytonion, Eric Mahoney. Mahoney was also a member of the Dayton band “Murder Your Darlings.” This film also features music from Northridge’s favorite son, Robert Pollard.(52 min.)
Saturday 5:00 PM – “The Rubi Girls” (K12 Gallery)
Award winning short doc of Dayton, Ohio drag troupe and entertainers, The Rubi Girls. 2015 marked the troupes 30th. anniversary of raising funds, (over 1 million dollars at last count), and awareness for AIDS research. Directed by filmmaker, Rubi Girl member and General Manager of Dayton’s Neon Movies, Jonathan McNeal. (28 min.)
Saturday 5:45 PM – “Bubble” (K12 Gallery)
Directed by Steven Soderbergh, this was a film that broke a few rules for its day. One of the first feature films to be shot on high-definition video, the cast was comprised of non-professional actors recruited from the Parkersburg, West Virginia / Belpre, Ohio area, where the film was shot. Using improvised scripting and mostly natural lighting, the backdrop for this psycho thriller murder mystery is an eerie doll factory. Also unconventional was Soderberghs approach to distribution. Pre-dating web networks,”Bubble” was released simultaneously in movie theaters