Women in Jazz

The Downtown Dayton Summer Music Series kicks off on Father’s Day (this coming Sunday, June 15) with the 32nd Annual Women in Jazz Festival, from 1 to 9 p.m. at Dave Hall Plaza (Fourth at Jefferson). Admission is free.

The line-up includes Chicago-based headliner the Petra van Nuis Quartet, featuring guitarist Andy Brown. Other performers include: Donna & Friends; Audrey Whitaker; Kate Ross; Sabrina Tutstone & Friends; The Jazz Central Band featuring The Ladies of Jazz Central; and April Aloisio with the Phillip Burkhead Trio.

A variety of food and merchandise vendors will be present, with free water provided by the Dayton Water Department. Lawn chairs, blankets, empty water bottles and individual umbrellas are welcome. Outside food or beverages, coolers and tents are not permitted.

The Women in Jazz Festival is presented by the City of Dayton Department of Recreation and Youth Services, 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 (Sunday, July 20) and the Dayton Reggae Festival (Sunday, August 31). Both events will be held at Dave Hall Plaza, with free admission.

For more information, call 333-8400.