In this episode, we invite you take a walk on the Brightside with our host Libby Ballengee and one of her most admired Daytonians, Carli Dixon. Carli doesn’t talk about improving Dayton, her and her family roll up their sleeves and physically make it better. How have they done that? Listen to this episode to hear her family’s inspiring story.

In this conversation we focus mostly on Carli and her husband Hamilton Dixon’s newest and boldest project, the newly opened Brightside Music & Event Venue. One of the things that has been sorely lacking in Dayton, especially downtown, is a general admission indoor venue that local bands and promoters can use for larger shows, and a space for weddings and non-profits that can use their own catering or carry in food. A new space downtown called The Brightside has newly opened and is filling in for all those needs.

This venue is part of a parcel of buildings the Dixon’s bought near the corner of Third and Keowee 10 years ago, and it has become their passion project. “It has been a thrill for us to transform the building from an abandoned warehouse to Dayton’s newest music and event venue,” Carli stated.

The transformation of the primary building at 905 East Third St is nothing short of astounding. An abandoned property full of debris and discarded belongings, the story of how this space came to be, and the vision for its future is truly remarkable.

Where is The Brightside?

905 East Third Street Suite B Dayton, Ohio

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Phone: (937) 410-0450

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Seth Canan & the Carriers – “Shine”