VIC150 Music Series Announces Show With John Oates

VIC150 Music Series Announces Show With John OatesVictoria Theatre Association's announces award-winning singer/songwriter John Oates (of Hall & Oates) and THE GOOD ROAD BAND, to the historic Victoria Theatre on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 as part of the Universal 1 Credit Union VIC150 Music Series. Tickets go Monday, Sept. 17 at 10 a.m. at the Ticket Center Stage Box Office located in the Wintergarden of the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Center, by phone at 937-228-3630, (toll-free) 888-228-3630 on online at


Jan. 15, 2019 - Victoria Theatre


John Oates is one half of the best-selling duo of all time, Hall & Oates, as well as an accomplished solo artist. Soaking up the sounds of the '60s, John was influenced by the nascent folk scene, bluegrass, delta blues, and ragtime guitar styles, while also immersing himself in R&B legends such as Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, The Temptations, Curtis Mayfield, and Smokey Robinson and The Miracles. One of his biggest mentors was his guitar teacher Jerry Ricks, who had spent time on the road with Mississippi John Hurt and Son House and introduced John to the music of Doc Watson and Reverend Gary Davis, passing down their signature finger and flatpicking styles.

Since embarking on a long-awaited solo career, John has recorded five solo albums and has become a diverse musician and songwriter active in the Nashville community and beyond. He was the creator and executive producer for the "7908 the Aspen Songwriters Festival" and teamed up with Jim James (My Morning Jacket) to curate the Bonnaroo Super Jam with special guests Britney Howard, Billy Idol, R. Kelly, Larry Graham, and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. John's most recent album, Arkansas, was released in Feb. 2018. Originally inspired by the music and legacy of the legendary Mississippi John Hurt, the project expanded to encompass other artists and styles that represent the dawn of American popular music from the early 1920s and 1930s. Assembling a band of all-star Nashville musicians, Oates shines a light on music from America's past long before the birth of rock 'n' roll. Fresh interpretations include the Emmett Miller classic "Anytime" from 1924 as well as the Jimmie Rodgers tune, "Miss the Mississippi and You," from 1932. Reimagined traditional Delta, country blues and ragtime selections salute legendary artists like Mississippi John Hurt and Blind Blake.

While the show will mainly be songs from Oates' latest album, Arkansas, he is known to play an '80s pop song or two!

Tickets start at $30 and go on sale Monday, Sept. 17 at 10 a.m. at the Ticket Center Stage Box Office, located in the Wintergarden of the Schuster Center, by phone at 937-228-3630, toll-free at 888-228-3630 or online at When purchasing online, or by phone, a service fee is added to each ticket. Subject to availability. Some additional restrictions and additional fees may apply.


Now known primarily for theatre, the 150+-year-old Victoria Theatre has hosted its share of concerts back in the day. From classical to rock 'n' roll, jazz to bluegrass, the theatre at the corner of First and Main was known for some pretty sweet acoustics. The Universal 1 Credit Union VIC150 Music Series pays homage to the many bands who have graced the Victoria stage throughout the years and for years to come.

For more information about the Victoria Theatre Association's 2018-2019 season, visit

Victoria Theatre Association (VTA) is one of Dayton's premier arts organizations, presenting the Premier Health Broadway Series, the Morris Furniture Company Family Series, the Cool Films Series, Projects Unlimited Star Attractions, National Geographic Live Series, sponsored by Subaru of American and Wagner Subaru, Universal 1 Credit Union VIC150 Music Series, University of Dayton Center for Leadership Speaker Series, sponsored by Premier Health, Citilites Unwind Series and, The Discovery Series, which features curriculum-enhanced live theatre productions for school children. In addition to the performances it presents, Victoria Theatre Association also manages the historic Victoria Theatre, the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, The Arts Garage, the PNC Arts Annex and, the Metropolitan Arts Center, which houses The Loft Theatre. VTA is a not-for-profit arts organization that receives funding from a variety of public and private sources, including corporations, foundations, individuals, the Montgomery County Arts and Cultural District, and the Ohio Arts Council (OAC). VTA programs are made possible in part by state tax dollars allocated by the Ohio Legislature to OAC, a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically. Ticket Center Stage is the official ticketing outlet for events at the Schuster Center, Victoria Theatre, the PNC Arts Annex and The Loft Theatre.

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