Final piece of steel placed at Levitt Pavilion stage

The final piece of steel was placed on the Levitt Pavilion stage Tuesday morning.

At 8 a.m. elected officials, board trustees, lead campaign donors and staff added their names to the final piece of steel before it was placed.

According to Friends of Levitt Pavilion Dayton, construction is on track for the inaugural season to start Aug. 9. It will continue with four free concerts a week through Oct. 7.

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"The Shook Construction team, led by Matthew Wendel, along with the leadership from Tom Fister at the Port Authority, have been working hard to ensure that our inaugural season will launch on Aug. 9," said Lisa Wagner, executive director of Friends of Levitt Pavilion Dayton. "They have been engaged and committed to seeing this amenity come online for our community. All of the contractors have been great partners. We have been excited to see this space being reactivated and we cannot wait to reanimate it by bringing high-caliber, free music to our entire community."

Levitt Pavilion Dayton will present 50 free family-friendly concerts and is expected to reach over 100,000 individuals annually.

The venue will also provide access to high-quality cultural and educational experiences.

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