“...key piece in driving new energy to the area...”

"I have been working in downtown Dayton for decades and feel the Levitt Pavilion will be a key piece in driving new energy to the area, showcasing Dayton's diversity and creating a vibrant destination to live, work and play."

—Jeff Ireland, local attorney and Friends of Levitt Dayton Board Chair

“...has the power to reconnect and energize the soul of Dayton...”

"While there are many urban development projects in the works for our city, I feel that Levitt Dayton is the only one that has the power to reconnect and energize the soul of Dayton. I have always been a believer in the power of the arts to define the character of communities and this pavilion will be a catalyst for taking our city into a bright and inclusive future."

—Rodney Veal, Independent Choreographer and Interdisciplinary Artist


"...The Levitt’s mission couldn’t be a better fit..."

"Enhancing Downtown Dayton with the Levitt Pavilion is extremely exciting. The Levitt’s mission couldn’t be a better fit for Dave Hall Plaza and the Greater Downtown Dayton Area."

Nan Whaley, Mayor of Dayton


“...enrich our life experiences, network with a diversity of people...”

"I wanted to be involved in the continued rebirth and revitalization of downtown Dayton, Ohio. The central city should be seen by the citizens of the Miami Valley as the destination we seek out to enrich our life experiences, network with a diversity of people, and celebrate our common heritage. I was excited to have been asked to be part of this group of visionary community servants who will help make this dream a reality for Dayton. As a community, our collective love of the performing arts and eclectic musical styles will be showcased in the heart of the Miami Valley for generations to come at the Levitt Pavilion."

—Gary Lewis LeRoy, M.D., Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Admissions, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine.

“...a significant economic impact to the City and the Region.”

"The Levitt Pavilion will have a significant economic impact to the City and the Region. Anything that advances the progression and revitalization of the City and Region, we (Miller Valentine Group) are very supportive."

—Dave Dickerson, President, Miller-Valentine Group Realty Services.


“...the perfect opportunity for everyone to enjoy the shared experience of high-quality live music...”

"As lifelong musicians, we have always believed in the power of music to connect and transform us. We are thrilled to see a Levitt Pavilion come to downtown Dayton. It will provide the perfect opportunity for everyone to enjoy the shared experience of high-quality live music in a beautiful park setting.

—Michael Bashaw & Sandy Bashaw

“...a lasting impact on this region, as together we create a legacy for our children and grandchildren...”

"No other initiative addresses diversity and inclusion like Levitt Pavilion. Let's know our neighbors better and make Dayton the thriving, innovative, creative city it once was. The Levitt Pavilion will have a lasting impact on this region, as together we create a legacy for our children and grandchildren."

—Ellen Ireland, Community Volunteer