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Greater Dayton NCCJ to bring Pride Rocks! to Levitt Pavilion


The National Conference for Community & Justice of Greater Dayton (NCCJ) is expanding their Pride Rocks! event this year. The free event, centered around painting rocks with messages of hope for LGBTQ+ youth, promotes suicide prevention and provides access to local community organizations and their resources. A free lunch will also be provided, as well as mental health education presentations, and music from local LGBTQ+ musicians, including Manic Pixie Dream, Kyleen Downes, and DJ KimL. Lake Miller, Director of Education for NCCJ Greater Dayton, and Kyleen Downes, music organizer for the event, spoke with WYSO's Evan Miller about what to expect this Saturday.

Pride Rocks!, presented by NCCJ Greater Dayton, featuring music, food, craft vendors, and rock painting, will be held at the Levitt Pavilion in downtown Dayton on Saturday May 14th at 11 AM. The event is free and open to the public. Details can be found at NCCJGreaterDayton.org and Eventbrite.com.

Evan Miller is a percussionist, lover of sound, and is probably buying too many cassette tapes online right now. Evan got his start in radio in 2012 at WWSU at Wright State University, where he was studying percussion performance. He followed through with both endeavors and eventually landed a lucrative dual career playing experimental music at home and abroad, and broadcasting those sounds to unsuspecting listeners Sunday nights on The Outside. Maintaining a connection to normal music, Evan also plays drums in bands, and hosts WYSO's weekday music show Excursions. When not doing something music-related, Evan is most likely listening to podcasts or watching food videos at home with his cat.