Blue Moon Soup Concert Benefits WYSO Radio and Clifton Opera House

Blue Moon Soup
Blue Moon Soup

On Friday, May 16th, Blue Moon Soup along with the Celtic duet Changeling are going to be hosting an evening jam packed with everything from gypsy jazz to rock n’ roll at the Clifton Opera House, 5 South Clay Street, Clifton, OH 45316.  The concert is to benefit WYSO Public Radio and the historic Clifton Opera House!  The show is an alcohol- free, child-friendly event, so be sure to bring the whole family!

Since Blue Moon Soup’s first show in 2010, they have been helped along the way through the kindness and charity of others. “We like to find ways to give back to the community that has given us so much! In the past, we have donated generously to Glen Helen and have plans to do so again on June 14th,” said Robbie Marion, band member and organizer.  “Much like the Glen, Yellow Springs’ WYSO has had an impact on all our lives and we would like to play our part in sustaining this great local source of news and unique music,” says Marion.

Tickets for the event are $10 at the door for 18+ and an additional $5 concession (if under 18). The doors for the event open at 7:00pm. The evening opens with Changeling from 7:30 PM to 8:15 PM followed by Blue Moon Soup from 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM.

Public radio station WYSO 91.3 is licensed to Antioch College with studios in Yellow Springs, OH. It broadcasts on multiple platforms: 91.3 FM, live streaming at, on HD radio and on the Public Radio Player, a mobile application. WYSO is the Miami Valley’s only NPR News station with programming from NPR, Public Radio International, American Public Media, PRX and the BBC as well as the the work of local and independent radio producers.

Clifton Opera House hosts year round entertainment. The Opera House, designed by Springfield architect Charles Cregar, was built in 1893. Cregar is known for his magnificent designs such as the municipal building in Springfield and numerous churches.

Over the years, the Opera House has served as a venue for minstrel shows, town offices, after school sports and community meetings. Most weekends, you can find a variety of musical offerings and entertainment. The Opera House is currently hosting live concerts and events every Friday and Saturday night during its operating season. All donations are applied to maintenance and repairs of the building.

Blue Moon Soup is Jon Baumann on standup bass, Robbie Marion on fiddle, Brendan Moore on mandolin and Justin Moon on guitar. All members provide vocals. The band’s webpage contains photos, upcoming dates and bio information on the band members. You can find their websites at and