Quantcast
Stevie Wonder, Chance the Rapper, Thundercat, & More Performed at Dave Chappelle’s Block Party in Dayton, Ohio

Stevie Wonder, Chance the Rapper, Thundercat, & More Performed at Dave Chappelle’s Block Party in Dayton, Ohio

Photo Credit: Stephen J. Cohen/Getty Images

Dave Chappelle showed out for Ohio.

Dave Chappelle held a massive block party in Dayton, Ohio on Sunday, August 25. The block party, which functioned as a benefit concert to honor victims of the mass shooting that occurred on August 4th, was called Gem City Shine and it was free. It featured performances from Stevie Wonder, Thundercat, Chance the Rapper, Talib Kweli, Chris Rock, Teyana Taylor, and more.

WATCH: Dave Chappelle Ate Magic Mushrooms From A Fan While Watching ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood,’ According to Joe Rogan

Chappelle lives close to Dayton — in Yellow Springs, which is about 20 miles away. So it was a time to show out for his home state. According to the Associated Press, he told the audience:

Don’t forget what this place is about! Mankind learned how to fly in this city. Don’t forget what this place is about. When the rest of the country was all slavery, everybody was free in Ohio.

It was also Chappelle’s birthday on Saturday. At one point comedian, Jon Stewart came out and sang happy birthday to Chappelle, with the help of the crowd. (The day before, Kanye West has a special Sunday Service birthday song rendition for the comedian.) Because of the occasion, the mayor of Dayton, Nan Whaley, declared it Dave Chappelle day:

WATCH: Dave Chappelle Shares Trailer For New Netflix Special ‘Sticks & Stones’

Watch clips from the  Gem City Shine below.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

Thank you #davechappelle for giving us such an amazing show. I wish I had more pictures but I got caught up in the moment. #daytonstrong #gemcityshine

A post shared by Amber Jayanth (@amberjayanth) on

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Jess (@jcphotosphere) on

Source: Associated Press



Our Newsletter

Follow us on Social Media