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Like the name suggests, Excursions is a daily journey across musical genres and eras.  Niki Dakota guides listeners through a broad cross-section of the newest music from Ohio, around the world, and everything in between while also spending time with beloved classic tunes.  Each day is an adventure and on Wednesdays, you'll hear the fresh tunes from great artists new and old during the noon hour.  Play for fun and prizes on Thursday Threads, and you can put a song on the playlist every Friday when we spin theme tunes.

With a number of alternate events planned to protest and counter a planned rally from an Indiana-based KKK group, the World House Choir and Jeremy Winston Chorale will offer an afternoon concert for peace and unity at  Kettering Seventh Day Adventist Church.  Dr. Cathy Roma and Jeremy Winston visited the WYSO studio ahead of the concert to talk to Niki Dakota about the event's music and mission.

IndieCraft is a new celebration of music, food, and craft beer in the heart of downtown Springfield.  Two of the featured performers, M Ross Perkins and XL427's Andy Ingram made a return visit to the WYSO studios for a live acoustic set on Excursions ahead of the event.  

IndieCraft is Friday, May 17 at Mother Stewart's Brewery and Hatch Studios in downtown Springfield.  Learn more below or at: https://www.facebook.com/events/324124668304697/

Antioch College professor Louise Smith visited the WYSO studio to talk to Music Director Niki Dakota about her upcoming performance of Dorothy Lane: A Travelogue.  They were joined by Lizzie Olesker, who served as the director for Smith's solo performance. 

Dorothy Lane: A Travelogue will premiere at Antioch College's Foundry Theater on Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18 at 8pm. Learn more at: https://antiochcollege.edu/event/dorothy-lane-a-travelogue

Dayton Art Institute

As the Dayton Art Institute continues its centennial celebration in 2019, the museum's Eric Brockman and Ayn Wood visited the WYSO studios to talk with Niki Dakota about the latest exhibits on display including the newly opened Monet and Impressionis  and the upcoming summer camps beginning in July.

To learn more about events at the Dayton Art Institute, visit http://www.daytonartinstitute.org/

Presented by historic, non-profit theater Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville Music Festival is a three day celebration of music in Southeastern, Ohio.  WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota spoke with festival marketing director Brian Koscho about this year's lineup, the festival's storied history and its setting at Hocking College.

The 2019 Nelsonville Music Festival is June 6 - 9 in Nelsonville, Ohio.  Tickets and more information are at: http://nelsonvillefest.org/

Yellow Cab Tavern's Jeff Opt returned to the WYSO studios ahead of Pure Acoustic, an occasional showcase of unamplified music. He spoke with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about the lineup which features John Dubuc's Guilty Pleasures, Whiskey for Kids, Nasty Bingo, and Vivian.

Pure Acoustic is Friday, May 3 at Yellow Cab Tavern in downtown Dayton. Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1503425733126144/

Dayton International Peace Museum is hosting a day of African drum and dance featuring performances and workshops from Djobi Wake Up Ensemble.  WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota spoke to Emmanuel and Kimberly Djobi ahead of their first visit to Dayton, Ohio.

Dayton African Drum and Dance featuring workshops and performanes is Saturday, May 4 at the Dayton International Peace Museum.  Learn more below or at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1191125151050014/

World House Choir

Dr. Cathy Roma, director of the World House Choir, returned to the WYSO studios along with featured singer and founding mother of the choir Katie Egart.  They talked with Music Director Niki Dakota live on Excursions about the choir's upcoming Earth Day performance, WADE IN: A Call to Action on Climate Justice.

The World House Choir will present WADE IN: A Call to Action on Climate Justice on Monday, April 22 at 7pm at the Antioch College Foundry Theater. Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/events/655639971541452/

The Wright State University Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Brian Cashwell returned to the WYSO studios for a live set on Excursions ahead of their biennial presentation on Wright State's campus.

The Wright State University Jazz Ensemble will perform on Monday, April 22 at Schuster Hall on Wright State's campus. Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1994330920696092/


Longtime Yellow Springs resident and musician George Bieri returned the WYSO studio to share songs and stories with Music Director Niki Dakota live on Excursions. 

George Bieri and Root Cellar Blues will perform at the Emporium in Yellow Springs on Friday, April 19, 7-10 p.m.