Free concert: Boo & Brew event for charity to feature The Milo’s and Eric Jerardi at Dayton Mall

Eric Jerardi will perform at the Dayton Mall Boo & Brew event on Saturday, Oct. 23.
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Eric Jerardi will perform at the Dayton Mall Boo & Brew event on Saturday, Oct. 23.

Leaves are beginning to fall, signaling the last chance to squeeze in those last music-filled, outdoor concert evenings before the season ends.

Dayton Mall is hosting a special concert event, Boo & Brew, on Saturday, Oct. 23 starting at 1 p.m. The event is free to attend. However, all money raised from alcohol sales will be donated to local non-profit organizations, The Heart of Centerville and Washington Township and Centerville-Washington History.

The concert will open with local favorites, The Milo’s, followed by international blues rocker Eric Jerardi from Dayton.

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“We are so excited to feature an artist the caliber of Eric Jerardi at our Boo & Brew Concert Event,” says Dave Duebber, General Manager at Dayton Mall. “He is so talented and has such a loyal fan base, and is definitely a Dayton fan favorite.”

In addition to the concert, kids can stay entertained in the special children’s activity area. Free to explore and participate, the kids area will include a pumpkin patch with pumpkin painting, a balloon artist, face painting, bounce house, a zombie selfie station, free Halloween goodie bags and more.

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Additionally, several local food trucks will be on-site, including a selection of craft beer from area breweries Heavier Than Air Brewing Co. and Loose Ends Brewing Company. There will also be a bourbon and cigar tent with bourbon from local distillery Freedom Whiskey, wine from Jerardi’s Little Store — located in Dayton — and cigars from Beckel’s Humidor.

“The concert is free, and families are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs as seats are on a first come, first served basis,” stated a Dayton Mall release. “Gates open at noon and the food trucks and beer, wine and alcohol booths will be ready to serve at that time. The Milo’s will perform at 1:00 p.m. with Eric Jerardi following right after. Restrooms and handwashing stations will be available at the event site.”