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Trolley Stop

Acoustic Revival
Every Thursday at 8pm

Hosted by KC Kelly and Revered Dave

530 E. 5th St.
Dayton, OH

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  • Submitted by Steven Gregory
  • Last updated: May 17

Upcoming Dates

  • Thursday, Dec 18
  • Thursday, Dec 25
  • Thursday, Jan 01
  • Thursday, Jan 08
  • Thursday, Jan 15

? How old do you have to be to participate? Is it any song you want? do you have to bring your own music?
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Amy Wolf (5/2014)
? New in town how do I get a slot this Thursday thanks?
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Hoghead Blues (1/2013)
? Hello, I'm curious how your open mike night works. Is it by appointment? Do you just drop in? Call that day? Call days ahead? I'm very much interested in performing this Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012. Thank you so much!
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Chris (10/2012)
is it hip hop friendly
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Cameron (5/2012)

I was in Dayton (where I had never been)for a week on business, and going through withdrawals for my own hometown open mike. I checked to see what might be in town and discovered the Acoustic Revival at the Trolley Stop. While checking with my client for directions to the place I also discovered one of their employees was a regular there! He offered to be my guide. The place is in the great old section of Dayton known as the Oregon District. What a wonderful discovery this was! Terrific atmosphere and vibe! They got started later than the advertised time, but KC and Dave kicked the thing off with a driving set that put everyone in a great mood. They do a wonderful job of running the show, making all the players feel at home and giving them support, and they made this visitor feel very welcome.

They were followed by a local player named Houser. He used an electonic device to loop his own live rhythms and then soloed on those. It had a lot of folks looking to double check how many people were on stage! The crowd loved him, (and I appreciated the tie-dyed T-shirt).

I was next. I was given the loan of a beautiful Taylor 614CE by my guide. Every song I did was older than any of the members of the audience, but then - so was I! Yet the crowd was receptive and appreciative and I enjoyed every minute of it.

I was very glad to have gone on before my guide, because his mastery of that Taylor he loaned me was astonishing! Reggie Stone has a percussive, intense style very much along the lines of Preston Reed. I never knew I could smile that wide while my jaw was dropping! Watch for this guy.

Another local named Tony came next. Great pipes and interpretation of some tasty covers. The people dug him!

I stayed a lot longer than I had intended, missed a lot of sleep that night, but it was a memorable experience. If you play out at all, and need to get a performance fix, even when you're working on the road, be sure to check what's available in whatever town you're at. If that's Dayton, Ohio, you'd better not miss the Trolley Stop, and KC & Dave's Acoustic Revival!

Thanks, Guys!

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 Mark Hermann (8/2005)
? Will there be any type of PA system ?
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Hoghead Blues (1/2013)
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