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Rediscover Downtown Events!
As we begin to safely resume gathering and rediscovering all the great things downtown has to offer, we’re especially excited to get back to all the fun events we’ve missed so much!
There’s always something fun going on downtown! Below you’ll find a list of events scheduled for today. Use the filters at the top to find events by date, keyword, and more. You can also view the calendar by month or as a list of 20 events at a time.
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ALTAFIBER ROCK/POP SERIES
Join us as part of the 2022 Eichelberger Concert Season on the CareSource lawn at the Levitt Pavilion in downtown Dayton! Bring your lawn chair, cooler, and picnic basket, and get ready for a night of free music under the stars! Plan your visit HERE
“David Poe gives the singer/songwriter genre a much-needed jolt.” – Rolling Stone
“The majordomo of songwriters.” – Village Voice
“Every songwriter worth their salt is striving for the kind of balanced poetry and simplicity that Poe seems to just pour out.” – No Depression
“Mr. Poe injects pockets of hopeful longing into passages of insistent hubbub.” – The New York Times
“It’s hard to deny the expert craftsmanship of Poe’s songwriting.” – Paste magazine
A former native of Dayton, songwriter David Poe left home to seek his fortune in New York City. Signed to Sony Music and now a composer fellow of the Sundance Institute, Poe has released seven critically-acclaimed solo albums, toured the world, performed on national television, collaborated with living legends like T Bone Burnett, Bob Dylan, and Joan Baez, and written music for a diverse array of artists including Curtis Stigers, CC White, Ana Moura, Grace Potter, and Daryl Hall. He has been featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday, World Cafe, and Mountain Stage.
Poe’s numerous TV and film credits include Dexter, Nashville, The Today Show, The Diary of A Teenage Girl, and Dawson’s Creek. Commissioned scores for dance include work for the American Repertory Theater, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Harvard Dance Center, and “Shadowland” by Pilobolus, which toured for over a decade on five continents, was made into a feature film, won the Lunas del Auditorio award, and gave a command performance for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
David Poe’s new album Everyone’s Got A Camera (ECR Music Group/SONY/The Orchard) will be released on September 23, 2022.
“Maverick recording artist, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Blake Morgan’s studiochops, smart lyrics, and gift for the melodic twist have earned him a loyal critical and commercial following.”—All Music Guide “He’s got killer pop-rock instincts, something that leaps out at you, as well as a flair for recalling the days of pre-digital sound mixes. He has good reason to be excited here, given the sheer consistency and accessibility of the music… a natural when it comes to fashioning sharp melodies and catchy choruses.”—The Washington Post. Morgan’s unprecedented six-year run of sold-out concerts at New York City’s Rockwood Music Hall has fueled an extraordinary string of headlining performances for big artists around the globe. In the studio, Morgan has recorded and produced music’s brightest luminaries, from Lenny Kravitz to Lesley Gore. His music advocacy has taken him to Capitol Hill numerous times where, as the founder of the #IRespectMusic movement, he continues to fight for music makers’ rights in the digital age.
“Janita is creating a timeless, sensuous, musical mosaic that deserves to be heard.”—Billboard Magazine Following two single premieres on Spotify’s coveted New Music Friday playlist and racking up over half a million views for her music videos for singles “Digging In The Dirt” and “Not What You’re Used To,” Janita has won a new-found global audience. Already an iconic music figure in her native Finland, the long-time New York City resident has enjoyed critical acclaim fused with commercial success. Baeble Music praises Janita, stating “Combining the vocal intensity of Bat for Lashes’ Natasha Khanwith the turbulent rock edge of St. Vincent, Janita continues to mark herself as an artist capable of producing music of great beauty and unsettling power.”