Dave Chapelle on stage at Oregon
Music icon Stevie Wonder was the headliner of the event. Among his hits, he performed “Signed, Sealed, Delivered,” “I Wish” and “Sir Duke.”
CHANCE THE RAPPER
Chance the Rapper came and played several songs, ending with blessings and talking about the strength and resilience of Dayton.
Talib Kweli performed several songs and this is when the crowd really started to pack in.
Teyana Taylor performs during Gem City Shine on Aug. 25, 2019, in the Oregon District. MARSHALL GORBY/STAFF
Teyana Taylor performed and danced with backup dancers and held her daughter in her arms as images of the victims from the Dayton shooting played on the big screens on the stage and on the corner of 5th and Wayne. She got emotional and cried while her daughter helped her sing into the microphone while memorial footage played.
Jon Stewart takes the stage at Gem City Shine on Aug. 25, 2019 in Dayton. TOM GILLIAM/CONTRIBUTED
Jon Stewart came out with Dave Chapelle and talked about the resilience of Dayton, and they discussed the last time they had been together was while performing in NYC shortly after the Charlottesville tragedy.
Other performers included Grammy winners Thundercat, who opened the show and played jazz/funk.