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PromoWest Fest to Return in 2017

Chrissy Adams Chrissy Adams PromoWest Fest to Return in 2017

Over thirty bands distributed across three stages and over twenty vendors composed Columbus’ first PromoWest Fest from July 15th to 17th. With popular artists such as Snoop Dogg and Ryan Adams and well-known bands like Modest Mouse, Brand New, and The Flaming Lips, the sounds of these varieties of genres echoed through McFerson Commons that […]

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A Big Night of Performances and Honors at the 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis A Big Night of Performances and Honors at the 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards

The Alternative Press Music Awards took place in Columbus on Monday night as some of the biggest, brightest, and not-so young stars of the alt-rock scene descended upon the Schottenstein Center for an endurance-testing five hours of male-led music, banter and a the gifting of a handful of awards. All Time Low’s Alex Gaskarth and […]

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PromoWest Fest Wraps Up Three Successful Days of Live Outdoor Music

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis PromoWest Fest Wraps Up Three Successful Days of Live Outdoor Music

PromoWest Fest concluded on Sunday as alt-rock heavy weights Garbage and Modest Mouse helped to stylishly close out what will surely be considered a successful first year festival for the PromoWest team. The beautiful weather continued throughout the day as the festival dipped back into alternative radio friendly waters after Saturday night’s hip-hop diversion. Austin […]

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PromoWest Fest Embraced by Music Fans

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis PromoWest Fest Embraced by Music Fans

The beautiful weather and music continued throughout Saturday as day two of PromoWest Fest took place at McFerson Commons. A minor soundcheck issue before the opening band caused a small delay in the day’s schedule. But once the music began it ran continuously from start to finish as day two mixed up the likes of […]

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PromoWest Fest Kicks Off to a Roaring Start

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis PromoWest Fest Kicks Off to a Roaring Start

A trip into the mind of Wayne Coyne brought day one of the inaugural PromoWest Fest to a close as The Flaming Lips brought their psychedelic live show to rain confetti, balloons and mind-expanding pop-rock onto McFerson Commons. The Oklahoma band were the perfect headliners to kick-start what thus far seems to be an expertly […]

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Photos: Dave Matthews Band at Nationwide Arena

 Brian Hendricks Photos: Dave Matthews Band at Nationwide Arena

Dave Matthews and his Band took over Nationwide Arena last night for one of the biggest concerts of July. DMB rocked its way through hits including Too Much, Crash Into Me and Everyday with solos and jam sessions to spare. Photos by Brian Hendricks. Looking for more local bands, live music and summer concerts? Check […]

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The List: 10 Concerts You Won’t Want to Miss in July

Walker Evans Walker Evans The List: 10 Concerts You Won’t Want to Miss in July

The summer festival season is in full swing, and July promises to be a huge month for concert-goers in Central Ohio. The month is filled with some big individual shows that will pack large venues like Nationwide Arena, and thanks to the debut of PromoWest Fest this month, you’ll also be able to see a […]

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