Comedian Dave Chappelle to Perform Special Dayton Show to Benefit NPR Affiliate

Tickets for the June 12 performance at Schuster Center to support WYSO go on sale May 10

Apr 23, 2019 at 4:46 pm
click to enlarge Dave Chappelle - Photo: John Bauld (CC-by-2.0)
Photo: John Bauld (CC-by-2.0)
Dave Chappelle

Yellow Springs, Ohio resident Dave Chappelle is a pillar of his community, frequently spotted in the area hanging out just like any “normal person.” Local "sightings" are so frequent that they aren't a big deal, especially among the locals.

The down-to-earth superstar actor and comedian also brings his friends into town — this past weekend he hosted a pair of “Juke Joint” parties at his Yellow Springs barn that attracted the likes of Chris Rock, Aziz Ansari, T.I., Talib Kweli, Michelle Wolf and members of De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest.

In June, Chappelle will be giving back to his community by performing a special benefit concert at downtown Dayton’s Schuster Center to help area NPR affiliate WYSO. According to a Facebook post from the station, Chappelle is a listener who wanted to help it “transition to independence” (it was recently purchased from Antioch College). The post also says that WYSO is keeping the entirety of the proceeds from the June 12 event.

While single tickets will go on sale May 10 at the Schuster Center box office, superfans (and/or those who’d like to generously support WYSO) can get a pair right now for a $365 donation, part of WYSO’s membership drive.

According to, half of the tickets for the show will be sold via the $365 donations, while the other half (because it’s likely the first batch will sell out) will be made available May 10.

UPDATE: That was quick — the $365-a-pair donation tickets allotted for the Dave Chappelle show are sold out as of 4:45 p.m. today, according to WYSO. So make plans for the May 10 on-sale now. You'll be able to purchase tickets that day at 10 a.m. here. You can still donate to WYSO's membership drive here.