The season-opening concert for downtown Dayton’s newest concert venue will have even more significance.
A portion of donations collected during the New Respects show Thursday, May 30, at the Levitt Pavilion will be donated to the Greater Dayton Disaster Relief Fund established by the Dayton Foundation.
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The concert from the Nashville-based pop and R&B band starts at 7 p.m.
"The Levitt Pavilion Dayton is a nonprofit and raises money in various ways to support the mission of building community through music, one free concert at a time. One of those ways is to pass a blue bucket at each concert and collect donations from concert-goers," a message on Levitt Pavilion's Facebook page reads.
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The venue at Dave Hall Plaza, 36 S. Main St. in downtown Dayton, will offer 50 free concerts from Thursday, May 30, through Saturday, Sept. 21, by a list of musicians known locally, nationally and internationally for playing a range of music that includes jazz, rock, Celtic, blues, folk, R&B, choral, country, pop, hip-hop, gospel, world, bluegrass, classical and children's music.
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Friends of Levitt Pavilion Dayton — a nonprofit that manages, programs and fundraisers for the venue — say nearly 26,000 people attended 33 free concerts at the state-of-the-art outdoor amphitheater in 2018, its inaugural season.
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