the square is where
Lunchtime entertainment in the heart of Your Downtown
Noontime entertainment in the heart of downtown Dayton is back for the summer, and it's bigger and better than ever! The Downtown Dayton Partnership and Montgomery County present The Square Is Where, featuring free live entertainment and much more, weekdays on downtown's Courthouse Square.
A variety of performers will take the stage around the noontime lunch hour on most weekdays during the summer months (May through September). Entertainment will include bands, dancers, live trivia, arts groups, acoustic musicians and more.
Food vendors also will set up on Courthouse Square each weekday, allowing downtown workers and others to grab lunch and take in the live entertainment while enjoying the outdoors downtown.
This year's program once again includes patio umbrella and bistro-style tables, cornhole, mini-golf, giant chess and checkers, and other games and activities. Fun tournaments and other events also are planned to help you enjoy taking a break from the office, meeting up with friends and coworkers, and enjoying the sunshine during lunch!
Celebrate the end of your work week with a rockin' band each Friday during lunchtime with the Fridays Rock! series, presented by PNC.
A calendar of scheduled entertainment can be found below. Check back often, as the schedule will be updated throughout the summer. You also can "Like" The Square Is Where on Facebook to get the latest updates on upcoming entertainment and more.
If you are interested in performing on the Square this summer or would like more information about The Square Is Where ..., contact Emily Broughton by
or at (937) 224-1518, ext. 227.
The Square Is Where you should be during your lunch hour this summer!
Monday, May 18 - Soulful songs from Gary Hill
Tuesday, May 19 - Trivia Tuesday with Rob D'Agostino
Wednesday, May 20 - Blues from Harmonica Neil
Thursday, May 21 - Jazz from the Tim Jennens Duo
Friday, May 22 - Fridays Rock with Tempest
Monday, May 25 - (No programming - holiday)
Tuesday, May 26 - Trivia Tuesday with Rob D'Agostino
Wednesday, May 27 - Music from Jim Merrick
Thursday, May 28 - Oldies hits from The Rejects
Friday, May 29 - Fridays Rock with Double Eagles Tribute
Tuesday, May 5 - The Square Is Where season kickoff with DJ Jay, plus the official launch of Dayton's bike share program, Link!
Wednesday, May 6 - Jazz from Groove Attack
Thursday, May 7 - (National Day of Prayer activities)
Friday, May 8 - Fridays Rock with Beatlejuice
Monday, May 11 - Guitarist Danny Voris
Tuesday, May 12 - Trivia Tuesday with Rob D'Agostino
Wednesday, May 13 - Folk music from Colin Richards
Thursday, May 14 - Classic Rock from Flashback
Friday, May 15 - (Addiction Awareness Rally)