Summer Festival Series 2018
Every Friday, June – July – August
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Downtown Dayton, Courthouse Square Park
Gather downtown this summer for a free, family-friendly celebration every Friday night from June 1st to August 31st that includes live musical performances, activities for kids and a market in the park; wine, dining & shopping at downtown businesses; a cruise in for unique and antique cars on Fourth Street (no registration required); and an end of summer Lantern Festival including a lantern parade around the park.
Get ready to LIGHT UP the night in Dayton during the Lantern Festival on August 31, 2018! The community is invited to decorate their porches or front yard with lanterns and to join us for our Lantern Parade around the park at 8:30 p.m.! Bring a lantern you’ve made at home, simple or elaborate, or buy one at the event from our DCDA booth. Let your creativity flow! We ask that you use battery powered LED lights or tea lights. (Please, no open flames.) Need lantern making ideas? Here are some DIY lantern links.
Bring your family and friends for the true local’s experience in Downtown Dayton! “Like” our Facebook page for updates, including music performance schedule, on 2018 events!
Friday Nights is jointly presented by the Dayton Community Development Association and the City of Dayton, in collaboration with downtown businesses.
2018 FRIDAY NIGHTS CONCERT SERIES
6:30-8:30 p.m. | Courthouse Square Park
June 1: Corral Creek Bluegrass (Bluegrass standards, Oregon tunes and humorous banter)
June 8: Wild Ride (Country rock & gospel)
June 15: Black & Blue (Fresh, high energy blues)
June 22: Nancy McCann Band (Rock, country & folk with three part harmonies)
June 29: Second Winds (Patriotic big band selections)
July 6: Long Hard Ride (Outlaw country & rock)
July 13: The Flextones (A fun, electic blend of rock, blues, country, and more!)
July 20: Pa’Lante (Fiery salsa & Afro-Cuban rhythms)
*July 27: Copper Ridge (Upbeat, toe tappin’ outlaw country) *Music Provided by City of Dayton Old Timers Festival, check city website for times and additional festival activities
August 3: Rendezvous String Band (Lively mix of Irish, Scottish, & old time Americana)
August 10: Vintage Winds Jazz (Big band jazz ensemble)
August 17: The Bartolotti Brothers (Rockin’ blues)
August 24: Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising (Award-winning mix of originals and standards from bluegrass, folk and Americana music)
August 31: New Iberians Blues & Zydeco Band (Louisiana zydeco from the Pacific Northwest)
Seeking 2018 Vendors: Click to download an application!
Interested in volunteering at Friday Nights 2018? Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to have your help!
OUR SINCERE APPRECIATION FOR OUR 2018 FRIDAY NIGHTS SPONSORS! These concerts would not be possible without their generosity to the community.
Please thank them by supporting their businesses.
BigRentz, Carlton Plants, Ray & Brittany Figlesthaler, First Federal, McMinnville Pack & Ship, Quintessential Printing, The Barlow Room, Waterdog RV, Western Ag, Winter’s Hill Estate
NOTES OF INTEREST:
- Seating for concerts: A limited amount of seating is available on provided benches. Bring your lawn chairs and picnic blankets!
- Cruise In is free, no registration required, and located along Fourth Street (closed to non-cruise in traffic) abutting the park.
- Dogs on leash and under control of owner.
- No smoking or alcohol allowed in the park.
- No driving allowed onto park grounds.
Goal of Friday Nights: To build community, create a sense of place and strengthen the local economy by drawing hundreds of visitors and residents to downtown Dayton to interact in and around the historic park and enjoy weekly live music, kids activities, a cruise in, shopping and dining.