Sideshow art and music festival showcases talents from all backgrounds

It’s Sideshow time once again. The free event showcasing local art and music talent will return to Yellow Cab Tavern over Memorial Day weekend.

This event will be the biggest Sideshow yet with sculpture, painting, music, performers, dancers, food trucks, local brews, photography and more. It will also feature a special Kid’s Sideshow portion.


Tara Moore is one of the artists who will display her talent during the weekend, and she spoke about the importance of the event.

“Sideshow has come to mean so much to this community,” she said. “Every year there is something new to experience and this year is no different.”

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The two-day special event is run by volunteers, and is paid for by fundraisers and donations. Over the years, Sideshow has become a hub for artists of different media and different skills looking to show off their talents. The goal of this unique bash is to create an environment that sparks creativity for those who participate and those who attend.


Megan Fiely

Bradley the Dark

Kelly Guerra

Reilly Stasienko

Wendy Wagener-Harris

Kara McCray

Laura Kroeger

Michelle Allen

Tara Moore

Lori Osterloh

Anders Young

Justin Barbarino

Michael Sieg

Abigail Miller

Samantha Farkas

Michele Carr

Seth Ratliff

Tom Gilliam

Jenny J. Ink

Jess Fecke

Heather Lea Reid

Steve Bennish

Gary Mitchell

David Kenworthy

Selena Cumberbatch

Ashley Wigg

Sara Walsh

Jen Dyke

Shelly Hulce

Cherry Fullam

Josh Arnold

Katie Marks

Mt. Analogue

Mal Thokey

Jacobee Rose Buchanan

Beverly Richmond

Natasha Underwood

Atom Thurston

Brett Baker

Christina Lewis

Chris Corn

Jennifer Taylor

Cedarbrook Copper & Glass

David Sparks


Dayton Poetry Slam

Charlie & Amanda Jackson

The Typical Johnsons

Age Nowhere

Terry Stone & the Ringers

Kyleen Downes

The New Old Fashioned

New World Natives

Choke Hazard

Achilles Tenderloin

Moriah Haven


A Voice of Your Own

Crosley Court

Death by Fetish

A Shade of Red

Motel Faces

Seth Canan & the Carrier

Burn the Dead

Sharon Lane

The Heisey Glass Company


What: Sideshow 14

Where: Yellow Cab Tavern, 700 E. Fourth St., Dayton

When: 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and 3 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, May 24 and 25

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