Originally a rock venue near the Dayton Mall, Obadiah’s presented bluegrass shows for a very short time. It had two floors and a relatively large seating capacity. It opened in the early 1980s, a time when Dayton was starved for live bluegrass. They brought in J.D. Crowe, who hadn’t appeared in the area in years. Keith Whitley was singing lead when he was at his peak as a bluegrass singer. It was so crowded that people were virtually hanging from the chandeliers. It was standing room only even though the place had a lot of seats. This was the most enthusiastic crowd Mac McDivitt ever saw at a bluegrass show in Dayton. The only thing that would come close is when Earl Scruggs appeared for the first time at Memorial Hall.

Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License