Riverdog is a unique property five miles west of Oberlin, Ohio on the East Fork of the Vermilion River.
In 2013 visual artists
Deborah Banyas & T. P. Speer began a music series in a renovated 150 year old barn that is dedicated to showcasing high quality music for lovers of serious "roots" music in it's many forms: blues, jazz, acoustic folk, progressive bluegrass, swamp rock, alt country, swing, singer/songwriter and all the rest of the genre that is elusively refered to as "Americana".
Concerts are informal, intimate and comfortable for guests. No one has to squeeze into an auditorium seat, no one has to stand and no one has to spend a fortune for a beverage!
Warm weather shows take place in the historic country barn which possesses stellar acoustics and has a capacity of approximately 225. Picnics, dancing and BYOB are highly encouraged, but music is the main focus. Most visitors have a table for their food and beverages. Whenever possible, food trucks are lined up to be present for shows.
Cold weather concerts are held in the Riverdog Art Gallery with a capacity of around 90.
Since no profits are taken or expected, all resources can be focused upon obtaining the highest quality of music that we can attract. Riverdog is now being sought out by some of the country's finest Americana talent.
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