Central to the Levitt Foundation’s mission is the creation, development and support of Levitt music venues as community gathering spaces.
The Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation empowers communities nationwide to establish and sustain their own Levitt venues and programming, resulting in stronger, healthier and more connected neighborhoods and communities. When completed in 2018, Levitt Pavilion Dayton on Dave Hall Plaza will become the seventh Levitt Pavilion, alongside cities such as Denver, Los Angeles, Memphis, Bethlehem, Arlington and Westport.
The Levitt Pavilion here in Dayton is part of a growing family of outdoor Levitt music venues and concert sites across America. This year, through permanent Levitt venues, the Levitt AMP Music Series, the Levitt National Tour and select outreach concerts, nearly 500 free Levitt concerts will be presented in 26 towns and cities. Each celebrates its own community and presents high caliber entertainment featuring a rich array of music genres. As coveted anchors of community life, families, friends and neighbors of all ages and backgrounds come together on Levitt lawns through the power of free, live music. Leading the program’s nationwide growth is the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, a pioneer in the creative placemaking movement. Learn more at www.levitt.org.
Each year, Levitt Pavilion Dayton will present 50 free concerts ranging from acclaimed, emerging talent to seasoned, award-winning artists in a rich spectrum of music genres: R&B, country, rock, Latin, jazz, children’s, world, classical and more. With the average U.S. concert ticket price soaring to $82.07 in 2014,* free, live music is truly a gift to our community. With Dayton’s skyline to the north and one block away from the Oregon District, Dave Hall Plaza provides an idyllic setting, allowing the power of free, live music to bring people together of all ages and backgrounds and invigorate community life in a family-friendly, open lawn setting. The site will also feature local food vendors, state-of-the-art sound and lighting, and an easily accessible location near public transportation, bike paths and plenty of parking.
*Average concert ticket price information from Statista