Come join us for a night of healing and unity at Dayton Masonic Live as Dayton United hosts a benefit for The Dayton Foundation with confirmed acoustic performances from Anthony Raneri from Bayside, Vinnie Caruana from Official: The Movielife and I Am the Avalanche, Geoff Rickly from Thursday, Chris Conley from Saves The Day, Joe Anderl of The 1984 Draft and possible others.
Dave Chappelle’s son, Sulayman, collaborated with Ron Bass, a popular visual artist/designer, to create the look.
– The bright yellow sun connotes a new day in the District
– The muscular arm reinforces the #DaytonStrong message
– The person with the flower suggest growth for the community
– The No Fear sign signals that we won’t abandon our neighborhood
– Love and Hope will keep us together as represented by the two people hugging the heart
– The airplane is a nod to Dayton as the birthplace of aviation
The Oregon Sign welcomes all to the District
– The Gem represents the brilliance of the people in Dayton, Ohio
People can get these commemorative T-shirts with a minimum donation of $20 at the event Sunday in the Oregon District. Proceeds will benefit The Dayton Foundation’s Oregon District Tragedy Fund.
So this event has been put together rather quickly and we are doing our best to share with you the most helpful info we have. We’ll keep updating this as we know more, but here’s what we can share so far:
Map of Fenced Areas:
The gates at the three entrances (Wayne & 4th, Wayne & Van Buren, 5th & Patterson) will be opened at 10am on Sunday. All guests will have to enter through these three gates. This is a weapon-free event. There will be five metal detectors at each gate that EVERYONE entering the district will have to go through. Gates will be closed once capacity reaches 20,000, organizers explained.
Fifth Street will be closed between Patterson Boulevard and Wayne Avenue beginning as early as 6 am Sunday, Aug. 25.
The Police are not allowing any BAGS or BACKPACKS through the GATES. Wallets and wristlets no larger than 5″x8″x1″ are allowed. You can NOT bring chairs or umbrellas into the event either. If a guest has medical or dietary needs, related items may put in a bag (no larger than 14″x14″x4″) which will be searched and inspected. Val Beerbower from the Downtown Dayton Partnership says “the police may make exceptions for diaper bags and oxygen bags.” Guests are permitted to bring water bottles, according to Natalie from Corner Kitchen.
Volunteers will start manning the gates at 1pm to check/scan tickets. Children 6 and younger can attend with a ticket-holding parent; children 7 and older will need their own ticket to attend. There is no re-admission.
No professional cameras other than credentialed members of the media will be allowed.
People can get commemorative T-shirts with a minimum donation of $20. Proceeds will benefit The Dayton Foundation’s Oregon District Tragedy Fund.
Emergency services will be on hand to address any medial issues. Behavioral health specialists also will be available for any emotional or mental health needs that may arise. Look for the signs.
A family zone with special activities, including a community art project and live entertainment, will be located in the large parking lot on the western end of Fifth Street near the Patterson Boulevard.
A food pavilion will be located in the parking lot near Omega Music, 318 E. Fifth St. This is also where the community art project, led by The Contemporary Dayton and The Mosaic Institute, a collaborative mosaic that will be embedded in the sidewalk as a permanent memorial honoring those that were taken from us. Team Mosaic will finish the doves this week in the studio, and the community will be asked to fill in the rest Sunday during Gem City Shine. “You will be able to write a message on the back of your tile before you place it in the mosaic memorial,” says Jes McMillan of the Mosaic Institute. “In this memorial, we can place our pain, our anger, our prayers and hope for healing. Please join us.”
FOOD & DRINK
Beer trucks, soda and water stations, T-shirt stations, and donation stations will be located at several places throughout the District and in the Wiley’s Comedy Club Parking lot.
A family zone with special activities, including a community art project and live entertainment, will be located in the large parking lot on the western end of Fifth Street near the Patterson Boulevard intersection.
There will be NO access to the parking lots in the Oregon District. The Transportation Center garage will be FREE and OPEN all day on Sunday, so please encourage your employees to park there and give themselves plenty of time to get to work.
Free parking will be available at the University of Dayton Arena lots A, B and C, with complimentary shuttles provided by Greater Dayton RTA.
There will be designated ride-sharing pick up/drop off zones outside both the North & South Wayne Avenue entrances.
Now until Monday, August 26 at 0600 hours Walnut, between 4th & 5th Streets
Sunday, August 25 at 0600 hrs – Monday, August 26 at 0600 hrs (approx.)
E 5th Street
Oregon District Neighborhood — Restricted Access
We know there are still a lot of questions and we are trying to get more answers, so check back, we’ll update as we find out. Thanks!
Bringing quality fine dining to Preble County, The Bison and The Boar is excited to introduce a number of new offerings and initiatives as they welcome long-time area chef, Don Warfe to the back of house.
In the wake of recent tragedy in Dayton’s Oregon District, several community partners have come together to present Gem City Shine, an Oregon District Benefit Concert and Community Event, hosted by Dave Chappelle, on Sunday, August 25, from 4 to 10 p.m. This event is free, but a ticket is required for admission. Visit Ticketmaster.com to secure up to two free tickets for the event. Tickets to this event are restricted to residents of Dayton, Ohio, and the surrounding areas. Patrons must register via Verified Fan on Ticketmaster.
Here’s how the Verified Fan registration works”
Click the link above, enter your contact details. You’ll get a code by text which you enter in and then you’ll receive an email that says you’re a confirmed.
While Verified Fan does not guarantee that everyone will get a ticket, it does help ensure only fans are invited to redeem tickets.
On the evening of Thursday, August 22, you’ll receive an email confirming whether you’ve been verified and whether you’ve also been selected to participate in the onsale.
If you are verified and selected, you will also receive a text with your personal access code.
The Verified Fan Onsale begins on Friday, August 23 @ 10AM ET. There is a two (2) ticket limit per code.
This event will honor the lives lost and to reclaim the community’s favorite places to shop, dine and enjoy time with family and friends. There will be several ways for attendees to contribute to both The Dayton Foundation’s Oregon District Tragedy Fund and Oregon District Business Association, which is assisting local businesses with recovery.
Local and national entertainment will be featured on a main stage located near Fifth Street and Wayne Avenue, with performances throughout the late afternoon and evening.
In preparation for the event, Fifth Street will be closed between Patterson Boulevard and Wayne Avenue as early as 6 am Sunday morning, with additional closures along Wayne Avenue between Fourth and Van Buren streets, and will reopen late Sunday night to early Monday morning. Free parking is available at the University of Dayton Arena lots A, B and C, with complimentary shuttles provided by Greater Dayton RTA.
Event guests are encouraged to shop at Oregon District stores and dine at the many restaurants and pubs. Additional food vendors and beer trucks will be on hand to provide refreshments for purchase. Commemorative t-shirts will also be free with a minimum donation of $20, with proceeds benefiting the tragedy fund at the Dayton Foundation. The food pavilion and family entertainment area will be located in the parking lot adjacent to Omega Music near the Fifth and Patterson intersection on the east side of the District. Guests are encouraged to visit this location to participate in a community art project.
Beer trucks, soda/water stations, t-shirt stations, and donation stations will be located at several places throughout the District.
Volunteers are needed to make this event a success! Visit DowntownDayton.org to sign up for a preferred activity and time shift.
This is a weapon-free event; security stations with metal detectors will be set up at each gate. Attendees should plan for extra time to check in. For safety concerns, and to expedite the check-in process, please do not bring large purses, backpacks, or other large bags.
No professional cameras allowed except for credentialed members of the media. For the enjoyment of all audience members, Dave Chappelle encourages the attendees to “live in the moment” and simply enjoy the experience rather than record via cellphone.
Gem City Shine is organized and hosted by the Oregon District Business Association, the Downtown Dayton Partnership, the City of Dayton, the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce, Dayton Police Department, the Dayton-Montgomery County Convention & Visitors Bureau, The Dayton Foundation, Greater Dayton RTA, and numerous other partners and donors.
Story Slam Dayton kicks off it’s 4th season with a “Storytelling for the Stage” workshop on September 3 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.
Story Slam Dayton is Dayton’s monthly open-mic storytelling event held at Wiley’s Comedy Club in the Oregon District. Modeled after The Moth storytelling events, the open mic event welcomes storytellers of all ages and experience levels to share a story from the stage. So far Story Slam has done 31 shows, 2 clinics and spurred a half dozen Moth Storytellers, and hosted more than one hundred tellers to our stage.
The September 3rd workshop, led by Story Slam producer Bryan Suddith, will cover the basics of crafting a 5 minute personal story for the Story Slam stage. The two hour event will give you the tools to create a story, practice and take the stage with confidence under the lights.
Space is limited, so reserve your spot in the workshop online, just $5.
Established in 1976 by the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Dayton selects a class from a cross-section of the community and represent the diversity of the region’s business and nonprofit leaders. The program focuses on leadership, education, economic development, diversity, justice, the arts, government, health, and human services. With more than 1,500 alumni, the mission of the program is to identify, educate, and motivate a network of community leaders, to increase the individual’s capacity to serve the Dayton region, and to advocate continual engagement in support of the Dayton region.
Having just finished up the opening retreat, Laura Rapoch, a member of the class of 2020 shared, ” I can undoubtedly say that we are all committed to bringing hope and healing to our city that has faced so much in such a short time.”
Members of the Leadership Dayton Class of 2020 are:
Jim Ahrns Think Patented
Mary Bane Dermatologists of Southwest Ohio (DSWO)
Denise Banks Verso Corporation
Timothy Bement App Architecture
Ashley Bielefeld Messer Construction
Chadwick Bocook Dayton Power & Light
Jyllian Bradshaw Porter Wright Morris & Arthur
Mary Butts PSA Airlines
Erin Davis Taft Stettinius & Hollister
Beth Duncan LIZard Apparel & Promotions, LLC
Cory Earl Dayton Business Journal
Nick Eden Danis
Susan Edwards Wright State University
Jenni Frazer Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Cincinnati Branch
Cindy Garner Clothes That Work
John Garrity Brixey & Meyer, Inc.
Patrick Gill The Dayton Foundation
Sarah Hackenbracht Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association
Timothy Henry Premier Health
Jesse Edel University of Dayton
Erin Kunkle JJR Solutions, LLC
Andy Lehman Kettering Health Network
Beth Ling CareSource
Carol Lundin Front Street Building Co. LLC
Mark Lyle Wright-Patterson AFB
Lindsay Maxam Junior League of Dayton
Joshua Nalls Dayton Public Schools
Michelle Niedermier Montgomery County JFS
Michael Osborn Coolidge Wall Co., L.P.A.
Michael Pabst Flagel Huber Flagel
Kunal Patel Coldwell Banker Heritage Realtors – Kunal Patel Group
Cory Paul American Red Cross, Dayton Area Chapter
Kayleigh Pratt Girls on the Run of Dayton
Laura Rapoch Crayons to Classrooms
Pamela Rath LexisNexis
John Schuermann Fifth Third Bank
Samantha Sommer Morris Dayton Daily News/Cox Media Group
Michael Stemen Rieck Services
Amy Thorson Dayton Children’s Hospital
Tracey Tomme Dayton Society of Natural History
Lee Lauren Truesdale The Foodbank, Inc.
Graig Tuschong Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley
Mariah Vogelgesang City of Centerville
Monica Walker The Dayton Art Institute
Terra Williams Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County
Janet Wirth Wright Patterson AFB
Brian Yeakley Miami Valley Financial Partners
KTC/Quail Tennis Club is offering Beginners and Returning Players a FREE lesson on Sunday August 25th from 12:00-1:00PM @Quail Run Racquet Club! Come learn or relearn the wonderful sport of a lifetime! This class is offered to any adults or juniors who are not currently enrolled in a program at KTC/Quail. Juniors must be 5 years of age or older to participate.
Starts: 5:00 PM sharp beginning at Devil Wind Brewing
Enjoy a recreational 10 mile loop for all skill levels & finish at brewery.
Cost is $30 & is limited to first 80 cyclists & includes a pint or flight at Devil Wind with appetizers provided by Nick’s following the ride: Mexican Street Food*
* Mexican Fruit & Veggie Tray * Mexican Spin Dip W/ Nacho Chips
* Lime-Chipotle Carnitas Tostadas * Chicken Tinga Tacos* Margarita Cheesecake Bites
All net proceeds will benefit Bike Miami Valley.
The Driving Force is back at the Oregon Express Bar & Restaurant on Saturday, August 24th from 8 – 12!!!!!! The Driving Force loves to play here because the servers are sweetest, the Oregon Express makes the best pizzas in Dayton, Ohio, and this is where the band played for their honeymoon gig! Come on down and let’s keep #daytonstrong!