FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 10, 2020
Contact: Jami Goldstein
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Columbus Arts Festival, presented by the American Electric Power Foundation, will welcome classically trained jazz pianist, composer and Columbus native Aaron Diehl for a special free concert with ProMusica Chamber Orchestra on Friday, June 12 on the ABC6 Bicentennial Park Stage at 8:30 p.m.
Diehl is a graduate of Juilliard who has made an indelible mark on the jazz world over the last 15 years. He has collaborated with living masters ranging from jazz greats Wynton Marsalis and Benny Golson to 20th-century classical titan Philip Glass, and has performed with the New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic and Minnesota Orchestra.
The evening of Saturday, June 13, the festival will also welcome Brooklyn-based Bear Hands and Edinburgh, Scotland’s We Were Promised Jetpacks for a free performance on the ABC6 Bicentennial Park Stage, in partnership with CD102.5. The performances are supported by Huntington and Worthington Industries.
Festival Hours: Friday, June 12 from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 13 from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; and Sunday, June 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Please note: on Friday and Saturday artist booths close at 9 p.m.; artists have the option to stay open later.)
To volunteer at the Columbus Arts Festival, please go to columbusartsfestival.org/get-involved/volunteer.
For more information on the Columbus Arts Festival, call (614) 221-8625 or visit columbusartsfestival.org.
The Columbus Arts Festival is produced by the Greater Columbus Arts Council.
The 2020 Columbus Arts Festival is presented by the American Electric Power Foundation. The Columbus Arts Festival is completely privately supported through the generous donations for corporate and community partners. Additional sponsors and partners include Bank of America, Battelle, CoverMyMeds, G&J Pepsi Cola, Graeter’s, Grange, Hotel LeVeque, Huntington, IGS Energy, L Brands Foundation, Lasting Impressions, The Ohio State University, OSA Technology Partners, PNC, Reed Arts, Toyota, Vintage Wine Distributors, White Castle, Whole World Lemonade and Worthington Industries. Media sponsors include ABC6/Fox28, CD102.5, Dispatch Media Group, Lamar Outdoor Advertising, Mix 107.9, Ohio Magazine, Orange Barrel Media, RBX, WCBE 90.5 and WOSU Public Media.
The Greater Columbus Arts Council receives major financial support from the City of Columbus, Franklin County Commissioners and the Ohio Arts Council.
Mission of the Greater Columbus Arts Council: To support and advance the arts and cultural fabric of Columbus. www.gcac.org
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