Police: No bags, purses at Dayton event hosted by Dave Chappelle

Police: No bags, purses at Dayton event hosted by Dave Chappelle
Dave Chappelle speaks at Backstage at the Geffen Gala on Sunday, March 19, 2017, in Los Angeles.(Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision for Geffen Playhouse/AP Images) (Source: Matt Sayles)

DAYTON, Ohio (FOX19) - Dave Chappelle will host a free benefit concert this Sunday, Aug. 25 in Dayton’s Oregon District.

The “Gem City Shine” Block Party will take place from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

“In the wake of the recent tragedy in Dayton’s Oregon District, several community partners have come together to present” the benefit concert and community event, according to the event’s Facebook page.

Chappelle lives near Yellow Springs, Ohio.

Only legal residents of the Dayton area will be able to get tickets to the concert.

After you register, you’ll receive a confirmation email with details about what to expect next.

You will not be able to redeem tickets, even if you receive a code, unless you are a legal resident of Dayton.

The Dayton Police Department has a safety plan in place for the Gem City Shine event.

Police want you to know that bags or purses of any size are not permitted. Wallets or wristlets no larger than 5″x8″x1″ are allowed.

If you have medical or dietary needs, related items may be put in a bag - no larger than 14″x14″x14″ - which will be searched and inspected.

All people and items being brought in are subject to screening and inspection by law enforcement.

No chairs, umbrellas, or weapons of any kind - or anything that resembles a weapon - can be brought into the venue.

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