The new Columbus Commons park will open this Memorial Day Weekend, and the Columbus Symphony will be close behind. Beginning in 2012, their popular Picnic with the Pops outdoor summer concert series will be migrating from Chemical Abstracts to the new Downtown park.
“This is a huge and exciting undertaking for the Symphony,” stated Martin Inglis, CSO Board Chair. “The orchestra has been honored to present 28 summers of Picnic with the Pops at Chemical Abstracts Service. The support of their employees and volunteers have helped to establish Picnic with the Pops as an icon of summer in Columbus.”
Picnic with the Pops will be hosted on the new permanent stage structure that will be constructed in Columbus Commons and opened in 2012.
“What would summer be without Picnic with the Pops?” stated Mayor Michael B. Coleman, “We thank Chemical Abstracts for their 28 years of support and welcome the Symphony to Columbus’ exciting new green space, the Columbus Commons.”