Dayton History Fight Night returns to historic Memorial Hall on Feb. 23. DAYTON HISTORY

This night of boxing, jazz and dancing will knock you out

Dayton History Fight Night returns Feb. 23

It’s almost time for Dayton History’s Fight Night, a glamorous night of boxing, jazz and cocktails. 

Memorial Hall in downtown Dayton will transform into a 1920s-themed amateur boxing exhibition on Saturday, Feb. 23. The historic venue is where Jack Dempsey, Joe Louis and other boxing legends once fought.

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Dayton History Fight Night is sponsored by Steve R. Rauch Inc. After training at Brown Institute of Martial Arts, amateur boxers go three rounds at the 109-year-old venue.  

Arrive early to hear Dave Greer’s Classic Jazz Stompers kick things off with their tremendous blend of jazz, blues, and small band swing music. With influences ranging from Louis Armstrong to Jelly Roll Morton to Bing Crosby, the Classic Jazz Stompers channel music from the late 1920s and early 1930s. Beer, wine, soft drinks and snacks are available, and guests are encouraged to dress in their best 1920s outfits at this fun Flapper era event.  

After the final bell tolls, the Fight Night Speakeasy After Party starts swinging downstairs. Featuring a full-service bar and live entertainment from Funky G & The Groove Machine, attendees mingle with fighters and dance the night away.  

All proceeds benefit Dayton History in its mission to inspire generations by connecting them with the unique people, places, and events that changed Dayton and the world.


WHAT: Dayton History Fight Night 

WHERE: Memorial Hall, 125 E. First St., Dayton 

WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 23, 7 p.m. 

ADMISSION: $15 in advance and $20 at the door 

MORE INFO: Order tickets online