This Must Be the Party! is a brand new benefit show produced by the Dayton Ballet Barre, as a fundraiser for the Dayton Ballet. This “dance party for the dancers” is a special collaboration by the region’s most talented musicians, performing songs from The Talking Head’s epic 80’s rockumentary “Stop Making Sense.” This classic performance will be recreated by this fantastic ensemble on Saturday April 15th at Oddbody’s Music Room. Doors open at 8pm, and Show runs from 9pm–11:30pm. The best part is that it’s a super affordable way to support the Arts in Dayton: Just $15 for pre-sale tickets (available on or $20 at the door, day of show. 18+

In this episode, co-host Libby Ballengee explains the origin and inspiration for this event. As the President of the Dayton Ballet Barre,
and Owner of her own music production company, Venus Child Productions, she combined her love of both ballet and the area music scene, into this tribute show idea. Her “Chief Inspiration Officer” Mitch Miley, whose favorite band is the Talking Heads, also inspired her. “It was an easy ‘win’ all around – the Ballet needed a fundraiser, a group of musicians wanted a reason to perform this album (because it’s so fun!), and my boyfriend would be heaven if we could pull off this show. It took awhile to get all the moving parts in place, but now that it’s really happening, I could not be more excited! This is truly going to be an unforgettable event!”

The Dayton Ballet Barre wishes to thank all their members and volunteers, especially the entire crew of musicians who have dedicated themselves so unselfishly to this performance. Big thanks also go out to the sponsors of this event: Buckeye Vodka, Nightstar Security, Turner Property Management, and Oddbody’s Music Room.

How to go?

Saturday April 15th 2017

Oddbody’s Music Room.

Doors 8pm. Show 9pm.

$15 advance. $20 day of show.


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