Dayton History Fight Night
- Memorial Hall
- 125 East First Street
- Memorial Hall
- Dayton, OH
Historic Memorial Hall will once again host Dayton History Fight Night, a 1920s-themed amateur boxing exhibition that benefits Dayton History in its mission to inspire generations by connecting them with the unique people, places, and events that changed Dayton and the world.
But Fight Night isn't the first time boxing was held at Memorial Hall. Established in 1910, the legendary venue once hosted Jack Dempsey, Joe Louis, and numerous boxing legends.
Fighters train for several weeks alongside Jeff Brown, founder of Brown Institute of Martial Arts, before going toe-to-toe in front of upwards of 2,000 people. Guests are encouraged to dress in their best 1920s outfits to match the theme of this historically inspired boxing event.
Arrive early to hear Dave Greer's Classic Jazz Stompers kick things off with their tremendous blend of jazz, blues, and small band swing music. With influences ranging from Louis Armstrong to Jelly Roll Morton to Bing Crosby, the Classic Jazz Stompers channel music from the late 1920s and early 1930s.
Beer, wine, soft drinks, and snacks are available. After the final bell tolls, the Fight Night Speakeasy After Party starts swinging downstairs in Memorial Hall. Featuring a full-service bar and live entertainment, attendees mingle with fighters and dance the night away.
- Saturday, Feb 23, 2019
- Location: 125 East First Street, Memorial Hall, OH
- Phone: (937) 293-2841
- Time: 7:00 PM
- Price: Tickets: $15 pre-sale; $20 at the door. Pre-sale tickets are available at Carillon Historical Park, Carillon Brewing Co., Brown Institute of Martial Arts, and other locales to be announced. Online tickets are also available