Tiny Stacks


Reimagining Music in the Stacks

Dayton Metro Library, WYSO, opens a new window of Yellow Springs, and the International College of Broadcasting, opens a new window have collaborated to bring the Tiny Stacks Music Series to Library patrons for its third year!

This initiative, sponsored by Friends of the Dayton Metro Library, aims to connect local musicians, books, and patrons in one spot.

Select DML Branches will host the Tiny Stacks Music Series, thus inviting the public to engage in the rich, diverse musical talents of the Dayton area and partake in the vast number of resources the Library offers.

TINY STACKS - 2024 Performances

Frank & Friends
Thursday, May 16, 6 pm: Electra C. Doren Branch
Channeling the spirit of the 1960s and 1970s with their experimental jams, progressive percussion section, and Latin inspired melodies, Frank & Friends are a force to be reckoned with.

Mark Joshua
Thursday,  June 20, 6 pm: Miamisburg Branch
Mark Joshua is a Filipino-American singer/songwriter from Cincinnati, OH, whose influences range from Country/Folk to Pop and R&B. Mark has been writing original songs for more than 14 years and performing live for over 13. He has released three EPs, the latest titled Sedated, and has co-written songs with other artists as well.

The Nautical Theme
Thursday, August 8, 6 pm: Brookville Branch
The Nautical Theme is a modern-folk duo featuring the ebb and flow of melody and harmony with honest and straightforward songwriting ringing off ivory keys and steel strings. Based in Dayton, OH, the duo loves to write, record, perform, and make connections with their original music, classified as Modern Folk, Americana, and Indie-Pop.

Electrified Melons
Thursday, September 12, 6 pm: Wilmington-Stroop Branch
Electrified Melons began as a solo project in a tiny bedroom studio apartment, but they are evolving into something more. From learning how to record demos to releasing high quality Punk music, the band will make their live debut in early 2024.

Melina Marie
Thursday,  October 24, 6 pm: Huber Heights Branch
Melina Marie is an up-and-coming Neo-Soul, Jazz, and R&B singer/songwriter and producer. She spent most of her time growing up surrounded by music, so she was bound to create her own musical journey. After graduating from the International College of Broadcasting in Dayton, Ohio, Melina Marie has evolved into a talented artist and helps others heal by sharing her experiences and musical gifts with the world!



New Lebanon Branch, April 20, 2023

This Blues/Rock band from Piqua, OH fo,rmed in 2019, and opened for George Thorogood in 2022. They have three studio albums, available on all streaming sites, and are currently working on their fourth. Band members include: Jason Forsythe (vocals), Eric Baumann (bass), Braylon Rhoads (drums), and Jason Rhoads (guitar).


Miami Township Branch, June 22, 2023
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TINO was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and found his love for rhyming while attending college in Dayton. He has a unique style blending the Golden Era of hip hop with modern elements, bridging the gap between the old and new schools of the genre.

TINO has performed numerous shows, opening for Hip Hop greats such as Talib Kweli, Del The Funky Homosapien, Cappadonna and more. He is also a member of band Sidekick Complex and one half of Hip Hop duo Safe Money. TINO has released a multitude projects and his latest release, “La Pa Bavarde” is an international collaboration with French producer DJ Marrrtin.


Kettering-Moraine Branch, September 14, 2023

Hargett, a Dayton-based native, delivers honest and well-crafted lyrics against a diverse landscape of musical influences, including folk, country, rock, and soul. Her songs connect with a wide audience and are designed to leave a lasting impression. Hargett released her sophomore album, titled Coal Mine Canary, in 2022.


West Branch Library, Thursday, October 26, 2023

R&B singer Feyth M. was born and raised in Dayton, OH. In 2018, she released a single in honor of her late sister titled “Hold on Tight.” Her debut EP, The Process, followed in 2019.


Main Library, August 12, 2023
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Bio: Dj Cuest is a DJ/Producer born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. While attending Wright State University, Dj Cuest discovered that he wanted to pursue a career in music but didn't know  it meant becoming a Dj. Since graduating from Wright State in 2019, Dj Cuest has been DJing events from local concerts and venues such as Ned Peppers and Miami Valley Gaming Casino and hosting radio shows. Dj Cuest also curates a playlist called "Dope, Talented, and from Ohio," where he showcases artists all over Ohio. Dj Cuest is also releasing new music coming soon.....

DJ Battle Bio: Erin Cannon

Dayton native, Erin Cannon, began her Djing journey at a young age by simply making beats with everyday utensils like pencils and a desk!  Her love for music has always been apparent and she appreciates all genres of music.  As she reached adulthood, her interest and curiosity grew and she fell in love, especially with hip hop. She attended class for disc jockey's in Indianapolis every Saturday which has resulted in her being booked for events every weekend all across Ohio.  



Northwest Branch, August 18, 2022
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Ric Sexton is known for his high energy and stage presence as well as his powerful sound. Sexton was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. He received his bachelor’s degree in Music Performance from Norfolk State University. His notable performances have been with NBA basketball teams, MLB baseball teams, and opening for a major recording artist. Sexton has performed in various states including North Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Missouri, Michigan, and many more.


Trotwood Branch, September 15, 2022
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The Luv Locz Experiment is a reggae and funk-soul infused band based out of Dayton, Ohio. The band was founded by Romair “Jay-Vez” Hicks and Anthony “Saxtone” Arringtonin in 2016. Since its creation, the founders have added seven additional members to create a unique sound, which brings the perfect energy for any occasion. From original music to their own twist on favorite tunes, listeners will be transported to the islands where you can dance your troubles away. Witness the soul in reggae soul!


Southeast Branch, October 18, 2023

serin oh was born in Suwon, South Korea, and moved to Ohio with her family at the age of six. Growing up in church, she was surrounded by gospel music in her formative years. During her time at Berklee College of Music, she discovered her love for jazz and R&B, whilst also rediscovering her Korean roots through the lens of K-Pop. oh also began her own personal journey of what it means to follow Jesus, which led her to begin storytelling through music. She hopes to uplift and spread the truth, especially to fellow secret outcasts.

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