Columbus bands swarm Toledo tavernWritten by Brigitta Burks | News Editor | BBurks@toledofreepress.com
Central Ohio bands invade Toledo when five Columbus bands take the stage at Ottawa Tavern on Feb. 24 and 25.
INVASION is the brainchild of Adam Sattler of Ottawa Tavern and Stephen Pence of Kobo, a Columbus venue. Last weekend, Toledo groups The Forest, The Miracle Vitamins, GOLD and Thirty Three & 1/3 played in Ohio’s capital city in support of the Columbus Music Co-op. This weekend, Alert New London, Dirty Girls, This Is My Suitcase, She Bears and Old Hundred will play at the Ottawa Tavern. Netherfriends, a Chicago-based artist, and The Dub Starlings of Toledo will join them.
“We were all becoming friends but everybody was coming through at different times and we decided [INVASION] would just be a good time for all of us,” Sattler said of the groups’ decisions to form a collaboration. Other cities have approached Sattler about doing similar swaps, building what Sattler hopes will become a “more connected Midwest music scene.”
There is no cover, but a $5 donation to the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo is suggested. Shows begin at 10 p.m. Feb. 24-25 at Ottawa Tavern, 1817 Adams St., Toledo. Visit otavern.com to learn more.
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