Brytus-Wilkinson Family Jazz Series
Ernie Johnson From Detroit is a Cincinnati based big band that blends funk, afrobeat, and jazz with 70s psychedelia and hard rock to create a hypnotic, danceable sound that is both accessible and boundary pushing at the same time. Their stage show is known to be a high-energy, infectious dance party that centers on intense, spontaneous improvisation combined with tight, sophisticated compositions that live inside the groove. The band released their self-titled debut album in 2018 to critical acclaim, garnering praise from both critics and musicians alike, in a city known more for indie rock, folk, and bluegrass. EJFD released their first live record, Ernie Johnson From Detroit Live: Vol. I and II, in April of 2020 and is planning to release their followup to Ernie Johnson From Detroit in the Fall of 2022. The band also hosts their annual Ohio River boat cruise known as Pelicans on the Breeze.
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.