Free noontime concerts on the West Plaza
Just about every Friday in the summer, the Ohio Statehouse sponsors a splendid, free noontime concert on its West Plaza (High Street) lawn. It makes for a great combo-outing with a tour of the Statehouse or a trip to the Columbus Commons.
This year's participating performing arts groups include a diverse cross section of central Ohio's arts organizations. And they'll also have a food truck on hand if you haven't packed your own picnic lunch!
Performances (and food trucks) for the rest of this summer include:
• June 13 – Franklin Express, Classic Rock; Food Truck: Dos Hermanos
• June 20 – The Smoking Guns, Blues, Country, Rock; Food Truck: Red Plate Blue Plate
• June 27 – OhioDance, Dance from Around the World;Food Truck: Angry Weiner
• July 11 – Grassahol Band, Bluegrass; Food Truck: Paddy Wagon
• July 18 – Columbus Youth Orchestra, Classical;Food Truck: Paddy Wagon
• July 25 – Alliance of Greater Central Ohio, Barbershop Harmony; Food Truck: Angry Weiner
• August 1 – Ladies of Longford, Celtic; Food Truck: Sophie's Pierogi
• August 8 – I.R. and Sweet D of the Apple Bottom Gang, Country Western; Food Truck: Pickled Swine
• August 15 – Fort Hayes Prep. Music Program; Food Truck: New Horizons Street Grill
• August 22 – One Way Gospel Singers, Gospel & Country; Food Truck: Red Plate Blue Plate
• August 29 – Opera Columbus, Opera; Food Truck: Cheesy Truck
Performances are canceled in the event of inclement weather. Up-to-the-minute performance information about Summer Fridays at the Statehouse will be posted on the front page of the Ohio Statehouse website at www.ohiostatehouse.org.