May brings the start of summer concert season, and Dayton has some outstanding outdoor concert venues! The Rose Music Center at the Heights in Huber Heights, Fraze Pavilion in Kettering, Levitt Pavilion and RiverScape MetroPark Pavilion in downtown Dayton, and Stubbs Park Amphitheater in Centerville all offer a diverse range of concerts throughout the summer and into early fall.

We’ve briefly highlighted each venue here, along with a preview of their summer 2024 concerts. Explore our calendar of events and each of the venues' websites for full concert schedules, as well as ticket information where applicable. Be sure to also follow us on Facebook and Instagram – we’ll be giving away concert tickets throughout the summer!

Rose Music Center at the Heights

Rose Music Center

The Stuart & Mimi Rose Music Center at The Heights is a 4,200 seat, fully covered, outdoor amphitheater, located in The Heights development of the north Dayton suburb of Huber Heights. The Heights is a destination retail, dining and entertainment district located conveniently off of I-70. Beginning in May and running through September, the Rose Music Center presents some of the biggest names in rock, pop, blues, country and more.

The concert season begins with a performance by Amon Amarth - Metal Crushes All Tour on May 7, followed by Gary Allan on May 10 and the Pink Floyd tribute band Brit Floyd on May 17. Other summer 2024 highlights include Old Crow Medicine Show, Whiskey Myers, Slash, Straight No Chaser, Jewel & Melissa Etheridge, Travis Tritt and Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit to name just a few!

The full concert schedule as of now includes:

Rose Music Center Schedule 2024

Additional show and ticket information can be found at the Rose Music Center website.

Fraze Pavilion

Fraze Pavilion

Located in the south Dayton suburb of Kettering, the Fraze Pavilion is a 4,300-seat outdoor amphitheater, located in Lincoln Park. The venue has celebrated “summer’s best live music under the stars” since 1991, presenting a variety of concerts and festivals from May through September.

Their 2024 season begins with the Kettering Block Party on May 29. Other summer highlights at the Fraze include The Menus, Joey Fatone & AJ McLean, Breakfast with The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Ludacris (SOLD OUT), Rick Springfield & Richard Marx, Happy Together Tour 2024 and EcoFEST.

Like the Rose Music Center, the Fraze Pavilion is still adding shows as of this writing, and the full schedule and ticket information can found at the Fraze Pavilion website.

Levitt Pavilion Dayton

Levitt Pavilion Dayton

Dayton’s newest outdoor concert venue is “building community through music, one free concert at a time.” Levitt Pavilion Dayton, located at the corner of Main and Fifth Streets in downtown Dayton, brings people of all ages and backgrounds together to experience free, high-caliber concerts and celebrate a shared sense of community. It is part of a national network of outdoor Levitt music venues and Levitt AMP concert sites dedicated to strengthening the social fabric of communities in America through free, live music in public spaces.

You can hear all types of genres of music at the Levitt Pavilion without having to invest in an expensive ticket. The Levitt Pavilion will announce its 2024 Eichelberger Concert Season, at their opening concert on May 2 featuring the Luv Locz Experiment. Concerts will then continue every weekend through mid-September.

Check the Levitt Pavilion Dayton website for the full schedule.

The Pavilion at RiverScape MetroPark

RiverScape MetroPark Pavilion

Downtown Dayton is also home to concerts at The Pavilion at RiverScape MetroPark, which is part of Montgomery County’s extensive Five Rivers MetroParks system. Intimate music and dance performances happen regularly throughout the summer in this outdoor venue on the banks of the Great Miami River. You can take a break from the hustle and bustle of your workday with live lunchtime music in nature from May through September. Summer also features larger big band, bluegrass, and R&B concerts on select Thursday and Friday nights in the pavilion. 

All RiverScape Summer Music series concerts are free. Check out the Five Rivers MetroParks website for a full schedule and concert updates.

Centerville Campus of St. Leonard

Centerville Amphitheater at Stubbs Park

The city of Centerville and the Centerville Arts Commission free 2024 Summer Concert Series and Party at the Park will temporarily move to the campus of St. Leonard (8100 Clyo Road) while improvements are made to Stubbs Park (pictured above).

Swifties get ready! The concert season kicks off Sunday, June 9 with Twist on Taylor, a tribute to Taylor Swift. Then, head over to hear Queen hits by Simply Queen fronted by Freddie Mercury impersonator Rick Rock on Friday, June 14. All concerts are free and will begin at 7 p.m. Food trucks and beer sales will be available. Each concert features professional lighting and audio, staging and a dance floor. More information and the full concert schedule can be found on the City of Centerville website.

What’s your favorite place to see a summer concert?

Start making your plans to get out and see some great summer music in Dayton. What’s your favorite place to see summer concerts, and which concerts are you planning to attend? Drop them in the comments below! Post pics of your summer concert adventures on social media and tag them with #DiscoverDayton – we might feature them on our website and social media!

Be sure to also check out our calendar of events and download our FREE Visit Dayton app to help plan all your summer fun!