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Photos: Band of Horses at Express Live!

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Band of Horses at Express Live!

Veteran indie-rock quintet Band of Horses returned to Columbus on Wednesday evening, July 28 as the doors opened once again on the indoor stage at Express Live! Formed way back in 2004, the Band, now consisting of Ben Bridwell, Ryan Monroe, Creighton Barrett, Matt Gentling and Ian MacDougall, were able to pull out a solid […]

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Photos: The Avett Brothers at Express Live!

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: The Avett Brothers at Express Live!

It’s been a loooooong 16 months of cancelled tours, live streams, socially distanced shows and the occasional drive-in experience. Yet, for PromoWest it’s been total silence across the company’s ever-growing list of venues since lockdown put the breaks on most touring bands. Thankfully, those 16 months of silence came to an end on Friday evening […]

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Serious Fun! The A&F Challenge Returns for 2021

Grant Walters Grant Walters Serious Fun! The A&F Challenge Returns for 2021

A&F Co.'s annual fundraising festival benefiting SeriousFun Children's Network resumes in-person and virtually on September 24

Central Ohio-headquartered Abercrombie & Fitch Co. recently announced the return of its yearly festival and fundraising event, The A&F Challenge, after it was paused last summer at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Challenge supports SeriousFun Children’s Network, a global community of thirty camps and programs serving children with serious illnesses and their families, […]

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Breakaway Music Festival to Return this Summer

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Breakaway Music Festival to Return this Summer

Prime Social Group announced plans for its Breakaway Music Festival to return to Columbus this summer with live and in-person music. The EDM and hip-hop fusing festival will take place on September 3 – 4 at the original Crew Stadium. The line-up for the festival is to be announced. Prime Social Group said in a […]

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Westland Mall Drive-In Series to Return in May

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Westland Mall Drive-In Series to Return in May

Prime Social Group has announced its pandemic-inspired Westland Mall Drive-In venue will reopen for another concert series this spring and summer. The drive-in venue, which opened for the first time last fall in response to the coronavirus pandemic and closure of traditional music venues, almost didn’t reopen. Area residents complained about the noise from the […]

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The Confluence Cast: The Beatles Marathon

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: The Beatles Marathon

The annual Beatles Marathon, now in its 11th year, has become a holiday tradition in Columbus. Normally gathering thousands of people throughout the day at the Bluestone, the event will be streamed live online this year. On the occasion of the upcoming 11th annual Beatles Marathon, now called Sgt. Peppercorn’s Marathon, I spoke with the […]

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The Columbus Symphony Survives and Thrives in an Uncertain Arts Landscape

Grant Walters Grant Walters The Columbus Symphony Survives and Thrives in an Uncertain Arts Landscape

Building on its foundations of creativity and cooperation, the organization has explored new ways to educate and connect the community in a turbulent time

For centuries, symphony orchestras have brought important music works to life and have become integral to the cultural identities of their resident communities. The Columbus Symphony was founded in 1951, evolving in size, scope, and significance along with our growing city. Every year, the Symphony’s reach extends to more than 150,000 Central Ohioans through its […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

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