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The Brightside is a newly 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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Carli & Hamilton Dixon
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Venus Child Productions is the love child of Libby Ballengee - known as "Dayton's Music Insider" - which was the name of her long running blog on Libby is a concert promoter, journalist, photographer, podcaster, and philanthropist. She is known for presenting eclectic and exciting special events that showcase her love of live music, dance, art, meditation, and wellness. 


Sound Valley is a community driven initiative with the goal of bringing regional and national attention to Dayton’s vibrant and growing music scene. Sound Valley is a group of Dayton musicians, journalists, promoters, and music supporters who are working to build a vibrant music scene through promotion and production. We believe 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 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." It's all them! 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 are awarding the winner with an EP recording session in their Kettering studio. There, DSS has3 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 doesn't stop with recording. They also offer live sound setup and engineering services, audiobook recording, music production services, film score mixing and mastering, sound design, and promotional services available too!


Visit for more info!

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little monster printing

Little Monster Printing is a sreen 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 are able to do flat stock printing on paper, wood, metal, etc.

Email for information!

additional sponsors & parters

The Dayton Battle of the Bands Team is grateful for additional support from

  • Dayton Pizza Factory

  • Creative Impressions Printing

  • 92.9 Jack FM / 101.5 Hank FM

  • Dayton Levitt Pavilion


  • WYSO 91.3 FM

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