This concert is in honor of Overdose Awareness Day sponsored by Public Health Dayton-Montgomery County and The Community Overdose Action Team (COAT).
Dave Hause is a singer-songwriter currently performing both solo and with his band The Mermaid. His music draws from heartland rock, folk rock, and punk rock. He has also played in multiple Philadelphia-area punk and hardcore bands, including The Loved Ones and The Falcon.
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.
The work of the Community Overdose Action Team seeks to reduce the number of people dying from drug overdoses and drug abuse. The Community Overdose Action Team was established in the fall of 2016 to address the opioid/heroin epidemic in Montgomery County. Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services, Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County, and Montgomery County Administration are the lead agencies in the effort to combat the epidemic.
International Overdose Awareness Day was initiated in 2001 by Sally J Finn at The Salvation Army in St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia. Since 2001, many community members as well as government and non-government organizations have held events to raise awareness and commemorate those who have been lost to drug overdose. This presented Public Health and the COAT team an opportunity to bring area agencies together to organize a collaborative effort to recognize this day in 2023. The goals is to bring community members together to recognize those that have been lost to the drug epidemic by an accidental overdose death, but to also recognize those that have survived overdoses and are working toward recovery.