Boomer comedians who have been making headlines in the US are expected to stage their biggest festival in the Dayton area on Sunday.
The Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce, a local business association, is sponsoring a three-day event at the South End Hotel and Casino, which is owned by the Dayton Chamber of Arts.
The event will be part of a nationwide festival called Boomer Fest, which was first held in 2007 in New York.
The festival features performances from local talent.
The festival is billed as the largest outdoor comedy event in the country.
“We have been blessed by the local economy and we feel like this event is a way to build some momentum for BoomerFest,” said John Rolfe, executive director of the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce.
The four-day festival, which starts Friday, will be held at the Dayton Convention Center.
The venue is scheduled to be open from 4 p.m. to 8 p.lm. and features local talent and a live DJ and DJ booth.
The venue will also host several performances from Dayton’s local talent, including comedians Ryan Clark, Chris Smith, and the Raccoons.
The Chamber of Business is encouraging visitors to bring cash for admission and a non-refundable $5 donation to help defray costs.
Tickets can be purchased through the Dayton Regional Chamber of Tourism.
The show is being hosted by the Bodega Rats, an Atlanta-based group that performs a variety of music.