Live music is back! Levitt Dayton announces 2021 concert season
Summer concerts return to downtown Dayton with 41 free shows
Photo credit: Andy Snow
After the COVID-19 pandemic replaced in-person concerts with virtual performances, live music will return to the Levitt Dayton stage this summer with a wide range of genres including bluegrass, hip hop, jazz, blues, funk, R&B , gospel, Christian, Celtic, classical, rock, country, Latin, reggae, ska and psychobilly.
The 2021 Eichelberger concert season begins June 12 with New Orleans trumpeter Shamarr Allen. Other artists hitting the stage this summer include the United States Air Force Band of Flight (August 7), Celtic Fest favorites, The Drowsy Lads (July 29) and legendary Ohio players (September 18). . Click here for the full schedule. All concerts are free, and guests are welcome to bring picnic blankets, chairs, food, and drinks.
In the interests of safety, the Friends of the Levitt Dayton Pavilion want to meet everyone wherever they are in this ever-changing environment. They have installed contactless toilets and will provide hand sanitizing stations in the park. Social distancing circles will be painted in a few rows at the back of the lawn for anyone who would like that space.
“We constantly monitor and listen to local and public health commands and remain nimble and flexible throughout the summer,” said Lisa Wagner, Managing Director. “We ask everyone who attends concerts to be respectful and kind to each other, because we are all enjoying the return of live music!”
In 2019, the Levitt Pavilion in Dayton hosted more than 72,000 people on the lawn and had an economic impact of $ 1.5 million in the downtown area. In 2020, they offered 16 free virtual concerts via Facebook and Youtube and injected $ 28,000 into the local arts industry.
For the full schedule, see Free Concerts at the Levitt Pavilion Summer 2021. For more information, see LevittDayton.org.