The sound of soulful music, the tantalizing aroma of freshly prepared food, the ambiance of an enchanting park, and the warmth of the summer sun…the perfect ingredients for the Downtown Summer Music Series! The series features three festivals, each of which host outstanding live performances in the heart of downtown Dayton, at Dave Hall Plaza Park. The park is located on East Fourth Street between Main and Jefferson Streets. The annual Summer Music Series is hosted by the City of Dayton Department of Recreation and Youth Services, and sponsored by Heidelberg Distributing Co., the Downtown Dayton Partnership, and the Crowne Plaza Dayton Hotel. Thanks to these generous sponsors, the festivals are FREE! Enjoy one of the best jazz experiences of the summer and relax to the smooth sounds of the region’s best female jazz vocalists at the Michelob Women in Jazz Festival! The Michelob Blues Festival offers, by far, the greatest blues bands and performances this side of the Mississippi! Groove to the melodic beats and lyrics, and taste the life of the reggae moment at the Michelob Dayton Reggae Festival! No matter which genre fits your entertainment appetite, the rhythms flow freely as the tunes are belted out by fantastic artists. To compliment the live music, the festivals feature a variety of food and merchandise vendors. Music lovers are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair and plan to spend the day. This Dayton Original rocks!