Friends of Levitt Pavilion Dayton, a local nonprofit, has unveiled the design renderings for Levitt Pavilion Dayton, which will be constructed at Dave Hall Plaza in downtown Dayton. Construction is expected to start later this summer and the pavilion will open for concerts in the summer of 2018.
Levitt Pavilion Dayton will be a state-of–the-art music venue where all members of the community can enjoy 50 FREE concerts each summer on the Levitt lawn. “This project will feature a covered outdoor amphitheater and open lawn seating in a newly revitalized park in the heart of downtown, creating Dayton’s “urban living room”, inspired by Dayton’s rich history of innovation and aviation”, said Kevin Deal, Levitt Pavilion Dayton Board member, who oversees the design phase. The pavilion structure has taken its design cue from the elegance and clarity of early airplane construction and the innovation of flight. The amphitheater will sit in the southwest quadrant of the park facing northeast. Plans also include state-of–the-art sound and lighting as well as a large video board for enhanced viewing. Other amenities in the park will include connected pathways, support facilities, open green spaces, artistic sculptures, signage, and more.
Dayton needs economic stimulus and redevelopment as well as community building to keep the urban core strong and attractive for its businesses and residents. Levitt Pavilion Dayton will produce 50 FREE family friendly concerts over the summer making high-quality performing arts available to everyone. Local, national, and international musicians will be featured with an emphasis on high caliber, diverse programming. In addition, a beautiful place-making community owned asset will be created, transforming a neglected green space into a re-imaged park. This destination will also be available for other non-profits, community groups and businesses to utilize. Friends of Levitt Pavilion Dayton needs the community’s help to make this special place a reality. The Capital Campaign Goal is $5 million and $550,000 more must be raised before construction can start this summer. Please consider making a tax-deductible charitable contribution on-line www.LevittDayton.org or mobile device Text Connect to 91999 or send your check to The Dayton Foundation, 40 N. Main Street, Suite 500 Dayton, Ohio 45423 Acct. #7769.
Levitt Dayton Board member Dave Dickerson remarked, “The construction of Levitt Pavilion Dayton on Dave Hall Plaza will be a catalyst for development in this historic and urban neighborhood. By creating social interactions among all ages and backgrounds in a family friendly environment, Levitt Dayton will be the tipping point where downtown becomes a more vibrant and bustling center for work, living, and entertainment.”
Levitt Pavilion Dayton is an unique partnership between the City of Dayton, Friends of Levitt Pavilion Dayton, and the national Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation. Building a destination like the Levitt Pavilion Dayton in the city center will strengthen our community amenities, creating a more diverse urban core. Levitt Pavilion Dayton is an opportunity to engage people of all ages and backgrounds and bring people together through music. Everyone is encouraged to bring their blankets and coolers to Levitt next summer to experience new music, familiar favorites, and make new friends at Levitt Pavilion Dayton.