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, August 31 - Joseph Glenn
Tuesday, September 1 - Trivia Tuesday with Rob D'Agostino
Wednesday, September 2 - Bachanal Steel Band
Thursday, September 3 - Seefari
Friday, September 4 - Fridays Rock with Circle City Steel (plus, Tie Dye Day!)
Monday, September 7 - (No programming - holiday)
Tuesday, September 8 - Trivia Tuesday with Rob D'Agostino
Wednesday, September 9 - Greek Festival Preview
Thursday, September 10 - Harmonica Neil Duo
Friday, September 11 - Fridays Rock with My Girl Friday (plus, United Way 9/11 observance)
Monday, September 14 - Gary Hill
Tuesday, September 15 - Trivia Tuesday with Rob D'Agostino
Wednesday, September 16 - (Anti-Violence Rally)
Thursday, September 17 - Eric Jerardi Band
Friday, September 18 - Fridays Rock with The Noah Wotherspoon Band (plus Nonprofit Day)
Visual Arts Week!
Monday, September 21- Art Trivia
Tuesday, September 22 - K12 Art-Off Competition
Wednesday, September 23 - Todd the Fox
Thursday, September 24 - 3 Piece Revival (plus cupcake decorating)
Friday, September 25 - Fridays Rock with Beatlejuice (plus bracelet making)
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)
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
Health & Fitness Week!
Monday, June 1 -
Yoga XTC (canceled due to weather)
Tuesday, June 2 - Trivia Tuesday with Rob D'Agostino
Wednesday, June 3 - YMCA Spin Class
Thursday, June 4 - The Rejects
Friday, June 5 - (African American Wellness Walk Kickoff)
Monday, June 8 -
Gary Hill (canceled due to weather)
Tuesday, June 9 - Trivia Tuesday with Rob D'Agostino, plus VTA's "Staching the City"
Wednesday, June 10 - Guitarist Keith Lykins
Thursday, June 11 - Fleetwood Dreams
Friday, June 12 - Fridays Rock with Groove Attack
Monday, June 15 -
Patricia Berg (canceled due to weather)
Tuesday, June 16 - Trivia Tuesday with Rob D'Agostino
Wednesday, June 17 -
Ed Osborne (canceled due to weather)
Thursday, June 18 - (RTA's Dump the Pump)
Friday, June 19 -
Fridays Rock with The Collective, and United Way Day (canceled due to weather)
Summer Kickoff Week!
Monday, June 22 - Little Giant
Tuesday, June 23 - Trivia Tuesday with Rob D'Agostino
Wednesday, June 24 - Tempest
Thursday, June 25 - Cornhole Tournament and Scott Lee
Friday, June 26 - Fridays Rock with the Harmonica Neil Trio, Cornhole Tournament
Monday, June 29 -
DJ Jay and National Anthem by Caelynn Enneking (canceled due to weather)
Tuesday, June 30 - Trivia Tuesday with Rob D'Agostino
Wednesday, July 1 - Kettering Kickers and National Anthem by Jason Pierce
Thursday, July 2 -
Ryan Judy and National Anthem by Tom Beery (canceled due to weather)
Friday, July 3 - (No programming - holiday)
Monday, July 6 - Acoustic Music from Dan Rivers
Tuesday, July 7 -
Trivia Tuesday with Rob D'Agostino (canceled due to weather)
Wednesday, July 8 -
Guitarist Keith Lykins (canceled due to weather)
Thursday, July 9 -
Todd the Fox (canceled due to weather)
Friday, July 10 - Cornhole Tournament and Fridays Rock with The Elements
Monday, July 13 - Harmonica Neil Duo
Tuesday, July 14 - Trivia Tuesday with Rob D'Agostino
Wednesday, July 15 - Brian K. Wallen
Thursday, July 16 - Brad Hatfield Band
Friday, July 17 - Fridays Rock with Noah Wotherspoon
Monday, July 20 - Meghna Mahambrey
Tuesday, July 21 - Trivia Tuesday with Rob D'Agostino
Wednesday, July 22 - DJ Jay and URS Event
Thursday, July 23 - The Dinosaurs
Friday, July 24 - Fridays Rock with Sweet Betsy
I Love Working Downtown Week!
We appreciate the downtown workforce! Enjoy daily giveaways, prizes, special activities and more all week long!
Monday, July 27 - Gary Hill
Tuesday, July 28 - Trivia Tuesday with Rob D'Agostino
Wednesday, July 29 - Meg Osman
Thursday, July 30 - Karaoke Contest and Humane Society
Friday, July 31 - Fridays Rock with Ryan Judy and Brian Spirk of Sawgrass
Monday, August 3 - Colin Richards
Tuesday, August 4 - Trivia Tuesday with Rob D'Agostino
Wednesday, August 5 - Groove Attack
Thursday, August 6 - (League of Women Voters Event)
Friday, August 7 - Fridays Rock with Deuces
Dayton Rocks Week!
Monday, August 10 - Travis Williams (Grateful Dead Tribute)
Tuesday, August 11 - Trivia Tuesday with Rob D'Agostino
Wednesday, August 12 - Keith Lykins
Thursday, August 13 - Diddley
Friday, August 14 - Fridays Rock with 3 Piece Revival
Monday, August 17 - Patricia Berg
Tuesday, August 18 - Trivia Tuesday with Rob D'Agostino
Wednesday, August 19 - Ed Osborne
Thursday, August 20 - The Collective
Friday, August 21 - Fridays Rock with The Charles Walker Band
Monday, August 24 - Scott Lee
Tuesday, August 25 - Trivia Tuesday with Rob D'Agostino
Wednesday, August 26 - Stephen Lee Rich
Thursday, August 27 - Todd the Fox
Friday, August 28 - Fridays Rock with The Great Wide Open