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International Country Music Star Neal McCoy Performing at the 2015 Columbus Arts Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 30, 2015

Contact: Jami Goldstein
jgoldstein@gcac.org
(614) 221-8492

McCoy to perform at Columbus Arts Festival

Neal McCoy to perform at Columbus Arts Festival

Columbus, Ohio—Multi-platinum country recording artist Neal McCoy will headline the Columbus Arts Festival Friday night, June 12 at 9 p.m at the ABC6 Main Stage, presented by Worthington Industries.

McCoy has three platinum albums, one gold, and 25 charted singles.   He was inducted into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame in 2009 and has twice been recognized as Entertainer of the Year (TNN/Music City News).  He has performed on 15 USO tours since 2001 and together, with his wife, Melinda, founded the East Texas Angel Network (ETAN), to provide financial assistance to families with children suffering from serious illnesses.  The Network has raised over $7 million since its inception.

Throughout the weekend a wide variety of local and regional bands will take the ABC6 Main Stage in Bicentennial Park located along the Scioto Mile in the central district of downtown surrounded by breathtaking water features and two stunning bridges. The complete performance schedule will be announced April 15.

The Festival will also feature five additional performance stages including the Franklinton Stage—a mix of theatre and music, a Jazz Club, an Acoustic Lounge, a Dance Stage and the Ohio Magazine Word is Art stage, spotlighting some of Columbus’ most talented spoken word poets and authors.

Festival Hours:  Friday, June 12 and Saturday, June 13 from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 14 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To volunteer at the Columbus Arts Festival, please go to www.columbusartsfestival.org/get-involved/volunteer.php.

For more information on the Columbus Arts Festival, call (614) 221-8531 or visit www.columbusartsfestival.org for a complete list of artists, entertainers, stage schedules, interactive arts activities and more. The Festival website is optimized for mobile and Smartphone viewing.

The 2015 Columbus Arts Festival is sponsored by American Electric Power, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Huntington Bank, LBrands Foundation, Piada Italian Street Food, Worthington Industries, Mayco & Buckeye Ceramic Supply, The Sheraton Columbus, Doubletree Suites by Hilton Hotel Columbus Downtown, Blue Moon Brewery Co., Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, Pepsi and Kroger. Media sponsors include WOSU Public Media, ABC6, Columbus Monthly, The Columbus Dispatch, Lamar Outdoor, Ohio Magazine, Orange Barrel, CD102.5, Mix 107.9, and WCBE 90.5.

About the Greater Columbus Arts Council: Through vision and leadership, advocacy and collaboration, the Greater Columbus Arts Council supports art and advances the culture of the region. A catalyst for excellence and innovation, we fund exemplary artists and arts organizations and provide programs, events and services of public value that educate and engage all audiences in our community. GCAC thanks the City of Columbus, Franklin County and the Ohio Arts Council for their continued support.

For a selection of high-res images, visit the Festival’s Press Room Images page.

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