Q: Why does the city need another pavilion? Why not use Riverscape?
A: Riverscape was not designed to be an optimal acoustic environment suitable for music performances. It will continue to be used for large festivals, water activities and complementary programming, while the Levitt Pavilion provides the opportunity to add new vibrancy to the downtown experience and provide 50 free concerts in a transformed park, attracting diverse audiences to downtown Dayton.

Q: What’s different between Friends of Levitt Pavilion Dayton and other music presenters in the area?
A: Friends of Levitt Pavilion Dayton will focus on FREE concerts, so everyone in our community can experience high caliber entertainment of all music genres. Friends of Levitt Pavilion Dayton will also coordinate with other non-profits and create local partnerships to ensure the music venue is used beyond the 50 free concerts for other community events and activities.

Q: How will Friends of Levitt Pavilion Dayton be funded in the future?
A: Friends of Levitt Pavilion Dayton is a 501(c)3 non-profit that relies on community support for much of its funding. While the national Levitt Foundation remains a major funder, 80% of annual operating support comes directly from the community.

Q: Why was Dave Hall Plaza selected?
A: Dave Hall Plaza was selected because of its demonstrated need as a public space to be activated on a consistent basis, its central location with access to a range of socio-economic groups, and for its easily accessible location.

Q: What happens to the Levitt Pavilion during non-concert season?
A: The Levitt Pavilion will be available for use by other performing arts groups, non-profits, schools and community groups.

Q: Who will manage and operate the facility?
A: Friends of Levitt Pavilion Dayton in partnership with the City of Dayton will manage and operate the facility year-round.

Q: Are there naming and sponsorship opportunities?
A: Yes. Please indicate interest by sending an email to info@levittdayton.org to explore options and availability.