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Our goal with the Dayton Battle of the Bands is to give a platform for the outstanding local musical talent we have in the Dayton community, while providing a prize package that helps launch them to their next level. This series provides a unique opportunity for musical acts to play in a premier Dayton venue and enjoy the networking benefits from music industry professionals.


The Brightside is the home of Dayton Battle of the Bands. It's a renovated industrial event space for music and events in the heart of downtown Dayton. The venue is owned and operated by Carli & Hamilton Dixon, artists and business owners who have poured their hearts into reclaiming this gem! 


Noteworthy and authentic things have been happening in Dayton since its inception, whether the rest of the world noticed or not.  With that history and heritage, they could not think of any better love letter to our city than to breathe life into this building and create a destination that makes Daytonians proud.


Visit /​ #shineondayton

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Venus Child Productions organizes Dayton Battle of the Bands and is the Music Booker at The Brightside. VCP is the brainchild of Libby Ballengee is known as "Dayton's Music Insider" from her long-running blog, She is a concert promoter, journalist, photographer, and philanthropist. Libby is known for presenting eclectic and exciting special events that showcase her love of live music, dance, art, meditation, and wellness. 

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Sound Valley is responsible for the video production & marketing for Dayton Battle of the Bands. SV is a community-driven initiative with the goal of bringing regional and national attention to Dayton’s vibrant and growing music scene.  Sound Vallet believes that by working together we can put a national spotlight on the natural homegrown talent that exists right here in the Miami Valley.

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Monika's sound system rentals

Monika's Sound System Rentals is the sound engineering group that handles all the Dayton Battle of the Bands shows. The company features two Dayton legends among audio professionals: Monika Shroyer and Chris Heckmann. They are the in-house engineers at The Brightside, which is well known as sounding "amazing." Elsewhere, they offer professional sound and lighting rentals, including whole systems or just a pair of speakers, including delivery, set up and/or engineering.

Dayton sound studios

Dayton Sound Studios is a proud sponsor of Dayton Battle of the Bands. They award the grand prize winner an EP recording session in their Kettering studio. DSS has 3 separate studios, each with their own mixing console and outboard gear. In addition to studio space, Dayton Sound Studios also offers rehearsal space and lessons for students, hobbyists, or professionals. 

Dayton Sound Studios also offers live sound setup and engineering services, audiobook recording, music production services, film score mixing and mastering, sound design, and promotional services available!


Visit for more info!

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Levitt Pavilion dayton

Levitt Pavilion Dayton is a sister venue to The Brightside, and is a proud partner of Dayton Battle of the Bands. Levitt Pavilion brings people of all ages and backgrounds together to experience free, high-caliber concerts and celebrate a shared sense of community. You can hear all types of genres of music at the Levitt Pavilion without investing in an expensive ticket. 

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little monster printing

Little Monster Printing is a proud supporter of Dayton Battle of the Bands. LMP is a screen printing shop located in Dayton, OH. They've been creating pulled prints since 2002. They can print on pretty much any sort of garment you can think of! They are also able to do flat stock printing on paper, wood, metal, etc.

Email for information!

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Dayton's original pizza factory

Dayton's Original Pizza Factory on Wayne Ave in South Park hopes you have enjoyed the delicious pizza and superb service they’ve offered for the past 31 years, and hope you will give us a try if you haven’t yet.  They make their own fresh dough and let it slowly rise for at least a day to fully develop its flavor, cut much of their own fresh vegetables, and blend their own pizza sauce for a fresh taste you will enjoy. They also have over 40 toppings, unique sauce choices, and some amazing specialty pizzas, along with excellent traditional pizzas that (we’ve been told!) everyone loves!


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additional sponsors & parters

  • Creative Impressions Printing


  • Jordan Lynn Freshour Photography

  • WYSO 91.3 FM

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