Gather downtown this summer for a free, family-friendly celebration every Friday night 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; and an end of summer Lantern Festival including a lantern parade around the park.
Goal: 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.
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 2017 events!
Friday Nights is jointly presented by the Dayton Community Development Association and the City of Dayton, in collaboration with downtown businesses.
June 9 Long Hard Ride – Outlaw country & rock
June 16 The Boomers – Classic 60s and 70s rock
June 23 Black and Blue – Fresh, high energy blues
June 30 Second Winds Community Band – Patriotic big band sounds under direction of Dayton’s Mark Williams
July 7 Corral Creek Bluegrass – Bluegrass, old timey tunes and humorous banter
July 14 Melody Guy – R&B, rock, country & Americana
July 21 Pa’lante – Afro-Cuban rhythms & fiery salsa
July 28 Music provided by City of Dayton Old Timers Festival
August 4 New Iberians Blues & Zydeco Band – Louisiana zydeco from the Pacific Northwest
August 11 Big Band Jazz Ensemble – Jazz standards
August 18 Nancy McCann Band – Rock, country & folk with three part harmonies
August 25 Kathy Boyd and Phoenix Rising – Award-winning mix of originals and standards from bluegrass, folk and Americana music
- 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.