Tim Tye's Midnight Sky Country/Bluegrass Series
Dave Alvin, a Grammy Award winning songwriter, singer and self described barroom guitarist, is considered by many to be one of the pivotal pioneers of Americana. A fourth generation Californian, Alvin grew up in the small town of Downey and got his musical education by listening to the late night border radio stations, watching his older cousins play guitar and banjo, collecting dusty, rare 78s and sneaking in underage to bars with his older brother, Phil, to see their legendary blues heroes perform live and to learn from them firsthand. Since forming the highly influential Roots Rock/R+B band, The Blasters, with his brother in 1979, and through his long, critically acclaimed solo career after he left the group in 1986, Dave Alvin has mixed his varied musical and literary influences into his own unique, updated version of traditional American music. Combining blues, folk, rockabilly, Bakersfield country, surf and garage rock and roll with lyrical inspiration from writers like Raymond Chandler and John Steinbeck, Alvin says his songs are like California…a big, messy, melting pot.
All concerts in the 2023 Eichelberger Concert Season at the Levitt Pavilion Dayton are free and open to the public, no ticket or RSVP necessary.
All concerts begin at 7PM.
You can bring in lawn chairs or blankets as well as outside food and beverage – including alcohol (just no glass). You can also rent lawn chairs for a $5 donation on site and there are food and beverage vendors on site as well.
Levitt Dayton is a non-profit organization that fosters a sense of community by providing free outdoor concerts in the heart of downtown Dayton. The organization firmly believes that music can bridge cultural divides and bring people together, and their concerts are a testament to this belief. Levitt Dayton offers a unique and enriching experience that is accessible to all. Through their efforts, Levitt Dayton has succeeded in creating a vibrant and inclusive cultural scene in downtown Dayton.