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Madden Road Music Fest marks fifth year

Daniel Dye hosts the event held at a farm.‘It’s fun, and now it’s a tradition.’

The Madden Road Micro Music Fest marks five years when it returns for its annual concert event, 2-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15.

Eleven acts performing indie rock, folk, bluegrass and world music will play two stages at the old Madden Farm, located at 1791 Madden Road off Ohio 29.

“We’d always had a dream to do a music festival, and we created our own,” said Daniel Dye, musician and fest host. He helped start the tradition in 2011 at his mom’s antique store.

It expanded to the family farm where there will be two stages of music and other activities


Dye, who will perform twice, said the lineup includes a mix of performers from the Dayton, Columbus and Springfield areas.

“This is a good location for that talent. We’ve had more contact and gotten more quality musicians in over the years.”

Performers will include Daniel Dye and Sarah Kelly, William the Accountant, Hebdo, The Florals, Jill + Michah, Bob Lucas and Friends, Trudi Kurtz and Joelle Hochstedler, The Great Wide Open, Zach Whitney, Matt Monta and Daniel Dye and the Miller Road Band.

While music is the main draw, Dye said there are lots other attractions to enjoy.

A mural wall will be out again along with a signing wall for people to literally leave their mark.

There will be walking trails available to get away and games for children.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn seating or blankets, although limited seating will be available, Dye said. The event will go on rain or shine.

Food and beverages from local vendors will be available for purchase throughout the event.

It’s those touches, a community feel that sets the Madden Road Micro Music Fest apart for Dye.

“It’s fun, and now it’s a tradition,” he said.

Tickets will be available at the event or presale at to

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