Comedian Dave Chappelle was slated to host a special block party and benefit concert in Ohio for those affected by the recent mass shooting.
Chappelle was among national and local entertainers planned for the main stage at the ‘‘Gem City Shine’’ event in Dayton on Sunday.
WDTN-TV reported the City of Dayton along with the Downtown Dayton Partnership and the Chamber of Commerce would organize the tribute.
The organizers said the event would be an effort to ‘‘reclaim’’ the entertainment district after a 24-year-old’s 32-second rampage in front of Ned Peppers that killed nine people and left dozens injured on Aug. 4.
Chappelle, a resident of nearby Yellow Springs, urged attendees to ‘‘live in the moment’’ by enjoying the experience live rather than recording it on their cellphones.