Lunchtime Entertainment On Courthouse Square

Dayton, Ohio (June 16, 2011) ― Noontime weekday entertainment in the heart of downtown Dayton is back by popular demand.

The Downtown Dayton Partnership and Montgomery County are launching The Square Is Where … , featuring free live entertainment on Courthouse Square. A variety of performers will take the stage around the noontime lunch hour on most Tuesdays through Fridays. The Square Is Where … will start Tuesday, June 21, and run through Thursday, Sept. 15 ― the day prior to the fall Urban Nights.

Entertainers booked to date include jugglers, belly dancers, bands and solo musicians, as well as fitness instructors who will present yoga and Zumba classes. As details become available, a complete schedule will be posted on www.DowntownDayton.org and www.mcohio.org.

Local artists, performers of all types, fitness gurus and others are encouraged to participate in The Square Is Where … to showcase their work and share their art and expertise with the community. Performance slots still are available. Those interested in performing should contact Ashleigh Nunamaker at 937-224-1518, ext. 235 or intern2@downtowndayton.org.

Additional food vendors will be setting up on Courthouse Square, allowing people to grab lunch and take in the live entertainment while enjoying the outdoors downtown.

The Square Is Where … is part of the implementation of the Greater Downtown Dayton Plan, a strategic blueprint for the future of Dayton’s urban core aimed at building a stronger, more thriving city and region.

“As we gathered public input while developing the Greater Downtown Dayton Plan, people frequently told us they wanted live entertainment at Courthouse Square to return,” said Sandra Gudorf, president of the Downtown Dayton Partnership. “The Square Is Where … is the first step in a larger Plan effort to provide more programming in downtown’s public spaces, making them more appealing and vibrant.”

For a complete calendar of downtown events, as well as a dining guide, parking map and more, visit www.DowntownDayton.org. Follow the Downtown Dayton Partnership on Facebook to keep up with downtown events and news.

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