The Downtown Dayton Revival is a 2 day music festival taking place September 8-9 from noon to 11:00pm each day on the streets of Downtown Dayton!!! Want to see exactly where we will be rocking? Check out a map of our stages here.
Tickets are now available for one and two day passes! One day passes run $44 + fees, and two day passes are $75 + fees. Time is running out to be a part of this amazing event, so click here to buy yours now! Re-entry is allowed. Upon entering the festival the first time, your ticket will be scanned and you’ll have a wristband placed on you (guard this all weekend as this will be how you re-enter throughout the two days). Parking is also readily available, and details can be found here.
My house is full, but don’t worry. There are plenty of great places to stay in Dayton, and we are putting together an amazing list for you starting with Downtown Dayton Revival weekend exclusive deals at:
1414 S. Patterson Boulevard · Dayton, Ohio 45409
Dayton Marriott Website
Prefer to make reservations on the phone? You can call 937.223.1000 or 800.228.9290 – just make sure to reference the ‘Rock Rate!’
Crowne Plaza Dayton
33 E. 5th Street · Dayton, Ohio 45402
Crowne Plaza Dayton Website
Make sure to enter group code DAY when booking online (use the ‘Have a Group Code? link on the left). Or, if you prefer to plan you party with someone over the phone, you can call 937.224.0800 – just make sure to let them know that you are coming in for the party and want the Downtown Dayton Revival rate!
Dayton Grand Hotel
11 South Ludlow · Dayton, Ohio 45402
Dayton Grand Hotel Website
To take advantage of the special rates the Dayton Grand Hotel is extending to Downtown Dayton Revival festival goers, use group code GRANDROCKS, or you can call 937-461-4700 and reference the rate!
The Dayton/Montgomery County Convention & Visitors Bureau also has information on their site about other area accommodations. You can check them out here.
We won’t let you starve. In fact, Dayton has some incredible places to eat. We are working tirelessly to taste test all of them for you right now. To get you started, check out:
There is plenty of parking available for festival goers! When you leave your wheels to come to the party, your options include:
Lots D & K of Sinclair Community College, located at the intersection of 5th Street and Perry, will have free parking on a first come, first serve basis.
The Schuster Center will have free parking available on a first come, first serve basis.
The County Garage, located at the intersection of 2nd Street and Vista View Road, will have free parking available on a first come, first serve basis.
Shuttles will be looping through stops at the Sinclair D & K lots, the Dayton Art Institute, the Greek Festival, and our festival grounds. This is a free service available for you throughout the weekend.
UD Students ONLY
For UD students only, a shuttle has been arranged from the DECA lot to the Downtown Dayton Revival.
VIP Parking Pass Only
VIP parking pass holders will be able to park in the Workflow One garage. This lot is only available to park in with a VIP parking pass.
There will also be various paid parking lots (unaffiliated with the Downtown Dayton Revival), will be available throughout downtown.
Have questions? We have answers! Shoot your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will do our best to get you an answer ASAP. We will probably add it to our FAQ list too because its so awesome.
Where can I get tickets?
Check out our Tickets page!.
So when does this all happen?
The Downtown Dayton Revival will be rocking stages on September 8th and 9th from noon to 11pm each day. However, we have some fun parties already rolling on social media and with contests, so make sure to check us out on Twitter, Facebook, and our Contests page.
Could the Downtown Dayton Revival sell out?
Yes. We are that awesome. So make sure to get your tickets now.
Why not? It’s the Gem City. It rocks. And so do you.
Can kids come? Do I have to pay for them?
Start ‘em young! Having kids doesn’t mean the end to great music…it just means the start to a new generation of music lovers! Check out our age policies here
What about alcohol? Will there be adult beverages allowed?
Umm..what kind of party are you used to? Of course we will have adult beverages available for purchase – thanks Budweiser! (But the normal rules apply…21+, no carry ins, and be responsible.)
What can I bring in with me?
Humans with a good attitude. Also, for more specific do’s and don’ts, check out our full list here.
Why did you choose those artists?
Because they are freaking sweet. Amazing entertainers was the bar we set. Duh!
How did you pick who would headline each night?
Drew them out of a hat. They are all incredible; someone has to close out each night, though.
Where can I stay?
My house is already full, but you can check out the accommodations page for some other places in town.
When does it all get started?
Now. The pre-party kicks off now with our contests, but the weekend of the event, we will see you at high noon.
Where exactly is this going to be held?
We have secured several city blocks in downtown Dayton. Check out our stages page to see the layout of the party.
How will parking work?
Parking and shuttle service will be readily available and details can be found here.
What will volunteering entail?
Blood. Sweat. And Tears. Just kidding…sort of.
Check out our volunteer’s page, and sign up to be cool.
Why is it called the Downtown Dayton Revival?
Revival is defined as an instance of something becoming popular, active, or important again. And that’s what we hope this festival can do. Also, it is being held in Dayton. Downtown. So, yeah…
So, why didn’t certain bands make the lineup?
Unfortunately there just isn’t enough time in the two days to allow for all the great bands – both local and national – that we’d love to have play at our event. We do regret that we don’t have enough room to include everyone we wanted – however we sincerely hope those same great bands consider sending a submission to be part of the 2013 lineup!
Interested in performing at the Downtown Dayton Revival?
Who wouldn’t be? The final lineup for our 2012 festival is complete, but artist submissions can be sent to email@example.com in Q1 of 2013 for next year’s festival. We are great music junkies, so send some our way.
Why do I have to pay those ‘convenience fees’ when purchasing my tickets?
The added fees you see when purchasing tickets are needed to cover processing fees with Ticket Biscuit and to cover all credit card transaction related fees. While nobody likes added fees, these in particular help keep the overall cost of tickets down by saving us from having to pay for a box office and all the costs associated with that (electric, phone, internet utilities, staffing and payroll, etc.). We did not want to “hide” these fees into the cost of the tickets as they are additional costs that cover the afore mentioned services, not the festival itself. We want to make rocking affordable for everyone, and this is one of the ways we are able to do it.
How can I get VIP passes?
Everyone is important. Some people just get extra perks. While we are not making VIP passes available for purchase, we are giving them away through our many planned contests. Find out how you can be a part of that group by going to our contests page.
Is your site secure when I enter my credit card info? I don’t see the “https”?
Because Ticket Biscuit’s pages are embedded on our site, you don’t see the https. If you were able to access the ticket purchasing page outside the IFRAME, you would see the secure https symbols but the embedding prevents this. I assure you the purchasing page / credit card information is still secure!
When you are on the ticket purchasing page and are about to enter your credit card information, you should see the DigiCert logo / icon that you can click to verify it is in fact secure. Ticket Biscuit calls this the Geo Trust logo – and you can verify the security certificate by clicking on it. Any time you see that logo (on our site or facebook page when purchasing tickets) you can be rest assured that it is secure. We do not want to put anyone’s information at risk!
What else is there to do downtown?
The festival schedule is jam packed, but you may be looking for something to do before and after – and there are plenty of options nearby. Visit www.downtowndayton.org for a complete list of dining, nightlife, arts and entertainment venues, calendar of events and much more. If you’re a smartphone user, visit http://mobile.downtowndayton.org for all this and more: locate businesses near your current location, browse by category, and get contact info, details and directions to other downtown hotspots.