FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 6, 2014
Contact: Jami Goldstein
Columbus, Ohio— Downtown Columbus will rock, swing, sing and more during the 2014 Columbus Arts Festival, June 6, 7 & 8 along the Riverfront.
More than 20 bands will take the main stage in BicentennialPark located along the Scioto Mile in the central district of downtown surrounded by breathtaking water features and two stunning bridges.
This year’s ABC6 Main Stage will feature live performances throughout the day by popular local and national acts including Columbus favorite, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Happy Chichester; vocalist, Maggie Green, featuring Brazilian/bossa nova jazz; and enjoy the alternative rock of Kid Runner.
Headliners for the weekend are local bands on the rise nationally. The Phillip Fox Band, whose music ranges from straight-up country to rock with a blues influenced southern flare, will perform on Friday night at 9 p.m. Erica Blinn & The Handsome Machine, with a sound that has been described as “part Joan Jett, part Bonnie Raitt” will take the stage on Saturday evening at 9 p.m.
The Festival will also feature three additional performance stages including the FlyColumbus.com Community Stage, with multi-disciplinary performances and a diverse mix of music, from acoustic to jazz and bluegrass to world music; a stage featuring more than a dozen local dance troupes/companies; and the Word is Art stage, spotlighting some of Columbus’ most talented spoken word poets and authors.
Festival Hours: Friday, June 6 and Saturday, June 7 from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 8 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 Columbus Arts Festival is produced by the Greater Columbus Arts Council.
The 2014 Columbus Arts Festival is sponsored by American Electric Power, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Hollywood Casino, Blue Moon Brewery Co., Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, Limited Brands Foundation, Piada Italian Street Food, Pepsi, Birds Eye, Live! Technologies, Sugardaddy’s and The Westin Columbus. Media sponsors include WOSU Public Media, ABC6, Columbus Monthly, Lamar Outdoor, Ohio Magazine, Orange Barrel, CD102.5, Mix 107.9, Time Warner Cable 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, FranklinCounty and the Ohio Arts Council for their continued support.
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