Music Connections




Musicians are able to busk around town for tips.

Please be careful of your sound levels.  If you are loud enough to be heard inside the stores, you compete with the stores music and tend to irritate the shop owners.

If you want to busk during a festival you need to ask permission of the fair coordinators.  Village Artisans puts on Art on the Lawn and they encourage musicians busking.


Spirited Goat Coffee House

Live music, poetry readings, local art shows

118 Dayton St., Yellow Springs

Play for tips, open mic night


Emporium Wines/Underdog Cafe

Live music every Friday, local art shows

233 Xenia Ave.


Sunrise Café

Live music

259 Xenia Ave., Yellow Springs



Peach’s Grill

Live music

104 Xenia Ave. Yellow springs



Yellow Springs Arts Council

Arts Council hires musicians for art events and gallery receptions.

Also you can be added to their list of musicians for other venues to check into for their musical needs.


The Cyclops Festival

Festival of DIY crafts, music, culture & mythical wonderfulness! Brought to you by Urban Handmade and Basho Apparel.

John Bryan Center, Yellow Springs

3rd Saturday in September

Musicians contact-

Vendors contact-


Yellow Springs Community Library

415 Xenia Avenue


often present live musicians


Corner Cone

101 S. Walnut Street, Yellow Springs

Live musicians most weekends


The Cirque

Dayton Street Alliance

One day event In July, live music

Contact Bob Swaney-767-2461


Brandenberry Winery

5118 W. Jackson Rd.


Live music most weekends


Yellow Springs Strings

Contact: Shirley Mullins, 767-3361

String Orchestra for adults that meets Tuesdays 7-8:30 p.m. in the Yellow Springs Senior Center’s great room.  Players of moderate to advanced levels are welcome.


Yellow Springs Chamber Orchestra

James Johnston director

317 332-4724

Intermediate and advanced string players and selected woodwind and brass players in consultation with Johnston.  Music reading is necessary and the ensemble gives 2-3 concerts a year.


Yellow Springs Community Chorus

Contact James Johnston  or Carol Cottom 767-1458

Open without audition to all who enjoy singing, can attend rehearsals regularly, and are able to learn and perform the music.  Ability to read music is desirable but not required. The chorus is directed by James Johnston.


The Community Band  or

Contact Dennis Farmer or James Johnston

Te band is open to all woodwind, brass, and percussion players without audition. Music reading is necessary.  The band performs 2 concerts in winter and spring and 3 outdoor concerts in summer.


-Yellow Springs, Ohio August 23, 24, 25, 26

Poetry open mic, live bands, workshops, vendors

Gospel Fest The Gospel Fest will consist of live performances from local, national and international gospel artists.


Chamber Music of Yellow Springs

Box 448, 
Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387, give us a call at (937) 374-8800,

Annual Competition for Emerging Professional Ensembles. Two outstanding ensembles are chosen by first-round judges and compete for $5,000 in prize money.

For additional information, contact Ben Miles by e-mail at

Address all correspondence to:

Chamber Music in Yellow Springs Competition
P.O. Box 448
Yellow Springs, Ohio 


Yellow Springs Reading Series

Contact: Anthony Fife, 725-3198 or Lauren Shows, 850 625-1183


The Reading Series seeks to introduce both established and up and coming writers of poetry. Fiction and other genre, and their work to the Yellow Springs community.

Held every other month, readings feature 2-4 writers, and readings are preluded by a performance from a musician or group of musicians.

The series is constantly seeking writers and musicians to participate.

Writers should submit a few pieces for consideration, and musicians may attach sound files or videos or links to sites that host their music.


Clifton Opera House

5 South Clay Street, Clifton

937 767-2343


Dayton Mandolin Orchestra

Contact Kathryn Hitchcock 408-3678

For mandolin, guitar or contrabass players who read notation or tab


Lord of the Strings

Oliver Simons and Zac Fenton teach guitar, keyboards, drum, bass, mandolin, etc. to kids/adults.

Private lessons intermixed with group jam sessions and sometimes freestyle play when students are encouraged to pick up any instrument in the studio and give it a try.

The space can also be rented by any individual or band for recording.

At Millworks-305 N. Walnut Street


SoundSpace, Inc

845 Dayton St.

Yellow Springs

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