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Dayton's Big Room Dance Club Era Celebrated With Annual Asylum Reunion

The Asylum dance club in downtown Dayton
courtesy of Matt Freeman
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The Asylum was open until 2005 in downtown Dayton.

Open from the mid-1990's until 2005, The Asylum was one of Dayton's biggest dance clubs and home to a community of regulars.  Today, those regulars and many newcomers celerbate the spirit and community surrounding the Asylum at an annual reunion dance party.  DJ and organizer Matt Freeman joined Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt in the WYSO studios for a preview of the event.

The Asylum Reunion is Friday, November 29 at 9PM at Therapy Cafe in downtown Dayton.  There will be a preparty at the Barrel House beginning at 7PM. For more information, visit, https://www.facebook.com/events/520706275382418/

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After joining the WYSO staff in 2009, Juliet developed WYSO’s digital and social media strategy, working closely with her colleagues on daily news coverage. In July 2021, Juliet stepped into a new role, becoming WYSO’s Music Director. An avid music fan and former record store employee, Juliet continues to host her two music shows, Alpha Rhythms and Kaleidoscope, which features studio performances from local musicians every week.