About Dayton

Dayton, Ohio is known as the Birthplace of Aviation as Wilbur and Orville Wright were born here. Given its location at interstates 70 and 75, “the crossroad of America” is a 90-minute plane ride from more than 75% of the US population. The city is full of attractions and historical sites including the home of Paul Laurence Dunbar, Wright Patterson Air Force Museum and Sunwatch Indian Village.

 The city is also rich with artistic aptitude including the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, international visual artist, Willis Bing Davis, and a plethora of musical geniuses. Bands (album year song) like Dayton (Dayton 1980 Livin’ for Today), The Ohio Players (Fire 1975 Fire), Slave (Slave 1977 Slide), Sun (Live On, Dream On 1976 Wanna Make Love), Zapp (Zapp 1980 More Bounce to the Ounce), Lakeside (Shot of Love 1978 It’s All the Way Live) and Faze-O (Riding High 1977 Toe Jam) emerged to create the unique sound dubbed funk. Rising gospel star, Tonya Baker, has been nominated for both Stellar and Grammy awards, while hip-hop icon, L-Marr the Star, created a song in tribute of his birth city—City of Flight—which won numerous awards.

 For additional information about Dayton, Ohio, visit DaytonCVB.com or call 800.221.8235.