Levitt Pavilion Dayton, 134 South Main Street, Dayton, OH 45402, Dayton, United States
Ohio Players | Free Concert
Free Concert as part of the 2021 Eichelberger Concert Season.
Sponsored by Friends of Ohio Players.
Come enjoy this FREE live concert on the beautiful Levitt lawn. For more information visit levittdayton.org.
The Ohio Players rose to fame in the 70s as pioneers of street funk and underground R&B. They are one of the few bands that still perform all their music without using any computers for enhancement. Currently, the band consists of 10 members, four of which are original: James “Diamond” Williams (drums), Billy Beck (keyboard), Clarence Willis (lead guitar), and Robert Kuumba (percussion).
The Ohio Players produced over one dozen albums, three of which went consecutively platinum— “Skin Tight,” “Fire,” and “Honey”. Hit singles like “Fire,” “Love Rollercoaster,” “Funky Worm,” ”Sweet Sticky Thing,” “Love Rollercoaster,” and “Who’d She Coo” dominated the pop and R&B charts, earning them 14 gold and platinum awards. Since then, several artists like Snoop Dogg, Puff Daddy, Salt & Pepper, Sound Garden, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Paul Jackson Jr., have sampled or re-recorded their material.
The Ohio Players have also appeared on several national television programs like “Dick Clark,” “Don Kushner,” and “David Letterman.” They love continuing to entertain enthusiastic crowds all over the world with their funky grooves.
While we are excited to welcome you back, we ask you please stay home if you or anyone in your household is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or has been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19.
In the interest of safety, we want to meet everyone where they are in this ever-changing environment. We have installed touchless restrooms and will provide hand sanitizing stations around the park. Clearly marked social distancing circles will be available at the back of the lawn for anyone who would like the space. We ask that everyone attending the concerts be respectful and kind to one another as we all enjoy the return of live music.
Find up-to-date safety guidelines and park rules at LevittDayton.org.