Shadowbox Live, We Were Promised Jetpacks Headline Free Concerts on ABC6 Bicentennial Park Stage at Columbus Arts Festival
For immediate releaseApril 19, 2022
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Columbus Arts Festival, presented by the American Electric Power Foundation and produced by the Greater Columbus Arts Council (Arts Council), is excited to welcome its free headline performances to the ABC6 Bicentennial Park Stage throughout the Festival weekend, June 10-12. The evening performances are sponsored by Huntington National Bank and the Worthington Industries Foundation.
On Friday, June 10 at 8:30 p.m., the Festival welcomes Shadowbox Live to the stage. The country’s largest resident ensemble theater company will perform Flower Power: The Music and The Movement, a tribute to the musical stylings and cultural movements of the 1960s and 1970s. Shadowbox Live is known for its sketch comedy and rock-n-roll shows created in-house.
On Saturday, June 11, the ABC6 Bicentennial Park Stage hosts We Were Promised Jetpacks at 9 p.m. The Edinburgh, Scotland-based quartet has built up an international following over nearly 20 years for their signature indie rock.
Opening for We Were Promised Jetpacks on Saturday are Weakened Friends and Mistar Anderson. Performing at 5 p.m., Portland, Maine-based Weakened Friends is an indie rock trio; their second full-length album Quitter was released in late 2019. Columbus favorites Mistar Anderson, known for their stylish blend of jazz, soul and hip-hop, will take the stage at 6:45 p.m.
“After two years of not being able to have the Arts Festival, we’re excited to host a variety of free performances on the ABC6 Bicentennial Park Stage,” says Festival Director Sean Kessler. “Thanks to support from Worthington Industries we will present internationally recognized We Were Promised Jetpacks and talented groups like Shadowbox Live, nationally-touring Weakened Friends and Festival favorite Mistar Anderson.”
The ABC6 Bicentennial Park Stage and other Festival stages will host more local and regional acts throughout the weekend. The complete performance can be viewed here: columbusartsfestival.org/visit/performance-schedule.
Festival Hours: Friday, June 10 from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 11 from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; and Sunday, June 12 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/engage/volunteer/.
For more information on the Columbus Arts Festival, call (614) 221-8625 or visit columbusartsfestival.org.
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The Columbus Arts Festival is produced by the Greater Columbus Arts Council.
The 2022 Columbus Arts Festival is presented by the American Electric Power Foundation. Additional sponsors and partners include Bank of America, Bath & Body Works, Battelle, Cardinal Health, CDDC, CoverMyMeds, Gateway Film Center, Huntington National Bank, IGS Energy, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., King Business Interiors, Maker’s Mark, The Ohio State University, OSA Technology Partners, Paul-Henri Bourguignon Foundation, PNC, Rhinegeist, Toyota, White Castle, Whole World Lemonade and Worthington Industries Foundation. Media sponsors include ABC6/FOX28, CD92.9, Lamar Outdoor, Ohio Magazine, Orange Barrel Media, RSVP, WCBE, WOSU Public Media and WSNY.
Mission of the Greater Columbus Arts Council: To support and advance the arts and cultural fabric of Columbus. www.gcac.org
The Greater Columbus Arts Council receives major financial support from the City of Columbus, Franklin County Commissioners and the Ohio Arts Council. None of these funds are used for the production of the Columbus Arts Festival.
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