A day of soul and swing returns to downtown Dayton on Sunday, June 23, as the 31st annual Women in Jazz Festival kicks off the City of Dayton’s Downtown Summer Music Series. The free-admission event takes place at Dave Hall Plaza (Fourth and Jefferson Streets), from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The line-up includes Chicago-based headliner the Petra van Nuis Quartet, featuring guitarist Andy Brown. Also appearing will be: Hott Number, Valeria Lark, Tony’s Hotel, Heidi Reynolds & Jazz Karma, a special guest band to be announced and the Jazz Central Band featuring the Ladies of Jazz Central.
A variety of food and merchandise vendors will be present. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. Alcoholic beverages and pets are not permitted. Free valet parking for bicycles will be available.
Women in Jazz is presented by the City of Dayton Department of Recreation and Youth Services and Michelob, with support from the Downtown Dayton Partnership, Heidelberg Distributing, Crowne Plaza Dayton, WROU Radio and Martin Romie Talent.
The City of Dayton’s Downtown Summer Music Series will continue with the Dayton Blues Festival on Sunday, July 21, and the Dayton Reggae Festival on Sunday, September 1, also at Dave Hall Plaza and with free admission.