Dayton rapper Kevin Carter is organizing the For Dayton By Dayton concert 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 18, 2019.
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‘House party’ planned for RiverScape this Saturday thanks to our Daytonian of the Week

Kevin Carter organizing For Dayton By Dayton hip-hop concert 

Who better to do Dayton than Dayton?

Local hip-hop artist Kevin Carter is organizing the For Dayton By Dayton concert from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at RiverScape MetroPark, 237 E. Monument Ave. in downtown Dayton. 

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The free, family-friendly Dayton hip-hop music celebration hosted by Shaun “Supreme” Wilson features Carter (K. Carter) and performances by TinoRebornE-man JonesSeth Gilliam and The Fake News, Flam, Leroy Bean, AtlasJeremiah Lewis and R.U.D.E and DJ Cuest, all local artists. 

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There will be a live podcast  by The Open Gem Podcast. There will be food trucks. 

Bryan Stewart, founder of The Longest Table Dayton and a 2017 Daytonian of the Week, nominated Carter for this week’s honor. 

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Here is what he told us about the show and Dayton: 

 What do you do and how did you get involved in it? 

I am Cyber Security Subject Matter Expert and Instructor, and I am also a hip-hop artist. I graduated from Wright State University with a bachelor’s in computer science and I kind of just fell into cyber security. As for my music, I have been doing hip-hop music since a kid but didn't really take it seriously until I had graduated from college. 

Why are you doing For Dayton by Dayton and what do you hope it accomplishes? 

I am doing this concert because I want to give a wider audience the chance to hear my music. But even deeper than that, I want my friends who are the other artists to have a platform to display their talents as well. I want to this concert to show the downtown Dayton community that hip-hop music can be a positive entity in this community. We can have good positive shows at your place of business if giving the opportunity, and we do know how to conduct ourselves in a positive and professional manner. 

What makes For Dayton by Dayton special? 

The answer is in the title. This concert is for the city of Dayton by the city of Dayton. I see this concert as being the city’s own personal house party. 

What superpower would you love to have? 

Read people's minds. 

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What would you do on a perfect date in Dayton? 

My perfect date would be to grab some pizza at Wheat Penny, go to The Black Box Improv Theater, then walk across the street and have a drink at The Barrel House. 

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What inspires you about Dayton? 

Dayton's growing thirst for creativity, individuality and knowledge. 

What is your favorite hidden gem in Dayton? 

The Black Box Improv Theater. It is a great place to go and enjoy comedy with all performers living in Dayton. 

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If you could change or bring one thing to Dayton, what would it be? 

I would want to see more businesses started and stationed in west Dayton: grocery stores, restaurants, markets, etc.

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