Get outside to enjoy live music this summer throughout the city. Many outdoor concert series are back to normal for Summer 2022!
There are free outdoor concerts around Columbus on various nights of the week that would make great outings for the family, a date, or with your friends.
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Summer Outdoor Concert Series for 2022
FREE performances on the Back Lawn of the Bryn Du Mansion, 537 Jones Road, Granville or at the Block of N Main, Downtown Granville (on street). If rain – check website for indoor location.
Concerts will start at 6:30PM and will be a 90 minute set with no intermission. Food truck will be on site. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and picnics.
Sunday, May 15: SWAGG (Todays Hits) location GHS parking lot
Monday, May 30: The Petty Hearts (Tom Petty Tribute); Food Truck: Poppy’s Roadside Diner
Sunday, June 5: Doobie US (Doobie Brothers Tribute); Food Truck: Tabouli Cafe
Sunday, June 19: Brass Tracks
Tuesday, June 28: Street Players (Todays Hits)
Sunday, July 10: Camouflage/ Army Reserve Band (Country)
Tuesday, July 19: Flippo (Elton John Tribute); Food Truck: Happy Dog Pizza
Sunday, July 24: Reaganomics (80’s); Food Truck: Tabouli Cafe
Sunday, August 7: Turn It Up (Lynard Skynard Tribute)
Tuesday, August 16: Fourth Avenue (A Capella)
Sunday, August 21: North To Nashville (Country); Food Truck: 3 Flame BBQ
Sunday, September 4: Rick Bruneto Big Band (Main Street location). No food Ttuck, please patronize a downtown business!
On Mondays, once a month at 10:30 a.m. at the Village Green Amphitheater. 2022 dates: June 6, July 11, August 1.
Tuesday Outdoor Concert Series
Music on the Lawn at Grandview Heights Public Library
Tuesdays in June & July 2022 from 7:30-8:30 pm. If unsure of the weather, call 614-486-2951 after 6 pm about possible cancellation. See details here.
6/07 – Hang Time (Rock). Food truck: Cousins Maine Lobster
6/14 – The Conspiracy Band (R&B/Funk) Food truck: Taquitos Truck
6/21 – The British Invasion (‘60s Music) Food truck: A Cut Above – Schnitzel & More
6/28 – Dre Peace (Soul) Food truck: M & S Grub Hub
7/05 – Topher James & Biscuit Brigade (R&B/Soul) Food truck: Ajumama – Korean Street Food
7/12 – Dawna (Rock) Food truck: Ninja Bowl – Japanese Street Food
7/19 – Tony Monaco Trio (Jazz) Food truck: Tortilla
7/26 – The Randys (Eclectic Oldies) Food truck: Pitabilities
Wednesday Outdoor Concert Series
Wednesdays, June 1 – August 10. Catch FREE, live music at Creekside Plaza in Gahanna on Wednesday nights from 6-8 PM. Check out the great lineup below to enjoy with local food and drink during CORA hours! Details on Facebook.
Thursday Outdoor Concert Series
Thursdays, May 5-September 29, 2022 from 6 – 9 pm. Sit on a nearby patio, or grab a social distancing hoop on The Yard to enjoy the show. Shows will take place in The Yard – Easton’s newest district, located north of Macy’s and east of Nordstrom.
Thursdays from June 2 – August 11, 2022 Free live music at Hilliard’s Station Park in Old Hilliard during DORA (designated outdoor refreshment area). See more details and band schedule here.
Thursdays, June 9 through July 21, 2022 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Free concerts in parks throughout Upper Arlington. Bring a chair or blanket, and grab some food from the food trucks on site.
Thursday Evening Concerts in the Park at Gallant Woods Preserve
Thursday, July 7 – August 11, from 7-8:30 pm. Bring chairs, blankets, and a picnic (no alcohol).
July 7: L.A. Band (Motown Dance)
July 14: Piano Fiasco (Dueling Pianos)
July 21: 730 Club Band (Soft Rock)
July 28: Swing is the Thing (17 Piece Brass Band)
August 4: Steve Madewell (Acoustic)
August 11: Muleskinner Band (Bluegrass, Country)
The Mt. Vernon corridor of the King Lincoln District is rocking with the Heritage Music Festival Concert Series on Thursdays in July and August. This free concert series will run each week from 5-8 p.m. Events are family-friendly with vendors, food court, and a nearby playground.
Thursdays, July 14 – July 28 from 6 PM to 9 PM
Thursdays, August 4 – 18 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Thursday, May 26: The Beach Boys. Tickets sold out.
Sunday, May 29: Shadowbox Live brings its megahit tribute to Pink Floyd back to the stage!
Sunday, July 10: Sheryl Crow: Free tickets (while they last) are required and become available on Wednesday, June 15 at 10 a.m.
Friday, August 5: Free Navigators Concert at 7 p.m.
Thursdays in August at Columbus Bicentennial Pavilion at Columbus Commons. The bar will open at 6 p.m. and the music will start at 7:30 p.m. Different food trucks will be on site each week for dinner or snacks. See schedule here.
Thursdays through August, 6pm-8:30pm.
The series will take place on a backdrop of the beautiful gazebo overlooking the gardens. Neighbors and hotel guests are invited to enjoy local cover bands at no cost.
The Licking Park District, in partnership with the City of Newark and the Licking County Commissioners, will be holding the Music at the Gazebo series this summer at the Licking County Children’s Home Memorial Park in Newark. The music will play on select Thursday evenings from 6PM – 9PM. A food truck will also be in attendance, so you can bring a picnic from home or purchase food. Bring a lawn chair or blanket!
June 16: Drifter Kings
July 7: Innervision
August 4: Big Bad Stache
September 8: The Wayfarers
Friday Outdoor Concert Series
2411 East Main Street, Columbus, OH 43209
4th Fridays through May featuring live music and food trucks
Friday, April 29
Live music from Trio Fa2
Food trucks: Iron Grill BBQ and Holy Crepes French
Friday, May 20
Live music from Robert Mason Trio
Food trucks: Demo’s Grille Greek and Ninja bowl
Friday, July 15
Live music tba
Food trucks: Fork in Nigeria
Stradley Park, next to 36 S. High St, Canal Winchester
Music in the Park is a free summer concert series held on the third Friday of May, June, and July, featuring live entertainment and family-friendly activities at Stradley Place
May 20: Touch-A-Truck, featuring music by The Usual Suspects & Repeat Offenders
June 17: Touch-A-Tractor, featuring music by Hot Rod Lincolns
July 15: Cruise-In Car Show, featuring live music by The Gas Pump Jockeys
Sycamore Creek Park Amphitheater from 7-8:30 pm.
Bring a blanket and chairs to enjoy music in the park with family and friends. Make it an evening and stay for Friday Night Flicks following the concert.
Friday, June 10, 2022 – Popgun
Friday, July 8, 2022 – Divas!
Friday, August 12, 2022 – Fleetwood Gold
Sundays at 7 p.m. from May 22 – August 14. Free family-friendly concerts at Village Green at the corner of High Street and Dublin-Granville Road. See schedule.
2nd and 4th Fridays from June through August. Family friendly entertainment, dancing and adult beverage sales at Creekside, Gahanna. Acoustic performers will be playing throughout Creekside from 5pm to 7pm, headliner starts at 7 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of live music, great food and family fun in Uptown Marysville on select Fridays throughout the warmer months. The Marysville Outdoor Refreshment Area (MORA) will be active, so you can grab a drink at participating establishments and enjoy it outside.
MORA Hours are extended starting in May, Monday – Friday from 4 pm – 10 pm, and Saturday and Sunday, noon – 10 pm.
May 20: Music by Fleetwood Gold
June 10: Music by Hard Day’s Night (Beatles tribute band)
July 15: Music by Nashville Crush
August 26: Music by McGuffey Lane
October 14: Music by Turn it Up
Fridays, May 27 – September 30 at 7 p.m. at Town Center Park. 3387 Park St. See details and schedule.
Friday Night Bandstand in Downtown Lancaster
More than 20 bands will perform throughout the summer every Friday night, with occasional Saturday events as well. Most nights start at 7 p.m. and run about two hours.
This series is free and open to the public. Just bring a lawn chair, grab a drink from one of the local bars (can be enjoyed anywhere within the Downtown Outdoor Refreshment Area) and carry out from your favorite local pub!
May 27: Bad Influence
June 3: Floyd Live with special guests Chris Nash and Kalysta Minton (this event will run until 11 pm to accommodate the light show)
June 10: Fleetwood Mac Experience with special guest Nacho Street Band
June 17: Hillbilly Deluxe with special guest Mitch Kirkpatrick
June 18: Gypsy Joe’s Birthday Party. Abby Miller and Ron McDole
June 24: Aftermath
June 25: Barracuda
July 1: Lancaster Community Band
July 2: Hotel California
July 8: Acoustic Super Friends
July 15: British Invasion
July 16: Brickhouse
Aug. 5: The Jack
Aug 12: Debbie Wright and Friends
Aug. 13: Lancaster Men’s ChorusAug. 20: Brew Fest, Willie Nelson Mandela, Reelin’ in the Years
Sept. 3 & 4: Fairfield County Food Truck Festival (a variety of entertainment on two stages)
Saturday Outdoor Concert Series
3510 Clark Shaw Road Powell, Ohio 43065
Most Saturdays at 5 or 6 pm June 4 through September 17. Live music and food trucks. See upcoming schedule.
Saturdays, July 16-Oct 1 from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM at Westerville City Hall Courtyard, 21 S State St
July 16 – George Barrie Band
July 23 – Ebony and Ivory
July 30 – Will Freed Trio
Aug. 6 – Nexlevel
Aug. 13 – Honey and Blue
Aug. 20 – The Select Phaze
Aug. 27 – Dr. Tony’s Original Ragtime Band
Sept. 3 – Ghost Story Trio
Sept. 10 – Lightnin’ Rod and the Thunderbolts
Sept. 17 – Acoustic Super Friends
Sept. 24 – Brian Michael Smith
Oct. 1 – Swings the Thing
2nd Saturday of each month through September at Topiary Park from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Enjoy story time, concert and picnic, and art activity.
Saturday, July 11, 2022: PBJ & JAZZ FEAT CEDRIC EASTON & CIRCLE OF FRIENDS
Saturday, July 9, 2022: PBJ & JAZZ LARGEMOUTH BRASS BAND
Saturday, August 13, 2022: PBJ & JAZZ FEAT JEANETTE WILLIAMS TRIBUTE
Saturday, September 10, 2022: PBJ & JAZZ BIG BAND
Sunday Outdoor Concert Series
John F. LaCorte Amphitheater at John Bishop Park. All concerts are from 6:30-8 p.m. Lawn blankets, chairs and snacks are encouraged.
June 5: The British Invasion (and John Bishop Park Party)
June 19: Ohio Brass and Electric
July 10: Crooked Highway
July 24: John Henry and the Rainmakers
August 7: The Fabulous Johnson Brothers
Sundays, June 12, June 26, July 10, July 24, 2022 from 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Livingston House, 1792 Graham Rd.
Get outside and enjoy live music this summer at the historic Livingston House. This free concert makes a great outing. Bring a picnic, a blanket or chair, and enjoy a summer of music. Remember singing and dancing are encouraged.
Explore the parks of Pickaway County this summer and enjoy free live music! Food truck and shaved ice will be on site. Family-friendly concerts begin at 5 pm, but arrive early to enjoy the parks.
June 12: Steven Riggs, Mary Virginia Crites-Hannan Park, Circleville
July 10: Hollyview, Williamsport Community Square, 123 N School Street Williamsport
August 14: The Pickin’ Pair, Cobb-Kitsos Shelter, Marvin Webster Memorial Park, South Bloomfield
Scioto Park amphitheater, 7377 Riverside Dr., in Dublin
Sundays, Aug. 14 – Oct. 9, 2022
Dublin Arts Council presents Sundays at Scioto on Sunday evenings featuring a series for four tribute performances
Aug. 14, 6:30-8pm – 7 Bridges: The Ultimate EAGLES Tribute
Sept. 4, 6:30-8pm – The Little Mermen
Sept. 25, 5:30-7pm – The British Invasion
Oct. 9, 2022, 5:30pm-7pm – The Wildflowers
Guests are encouraged to arrive early and enjoy the riverfront park before the concert begins. For safety, the park closes to additional guests when on-site parking reaches capacity. Guests are welcome to bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnic items to the amphitheater. Dublin Arts Council will invite a food truck and dessert provider to each concert. Sales proceeds will benefit DAC.
For more information, visit https://dublinarts.org/sundaysatscioto.
Sundays, May 22 – September 4. Sundays at 7 pm at the Gazebo in the Park of Roses. Concerts will move to the Shelter House for inclement weather. Free snow cones are available most nights beginning in June. Bring a blanket or chairs. Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome.
Jazz in the Park returns to Havenwood Park. Jazz in the Park features four different bands from the central Ohio region. Food Trucks Begin Serving: 5:00 pm, Concerts: 5:30-7:00 pm
2022 Jazz in the Park schedule
May 30: Yumbambé. Music coincides with Bexley Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Food Truck Festival at Havenwood Park from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.
June 26: TRIO Fa2
July 31: Soul Revival
August 28: Mason Bryant
Concerts are FREE and held at the Alum Creek Amphitheater (221 W. Main St.) at 6:30 p.m. on Sundays
June 12 – Sweet Adelines
June 19 – Brett Newski
June 26 – Westerville Concert Band
July 3 – Westerville Symphony
July 10 – British Invasion
July 17 – Innervision
July 24 – Swagg
July 31 – Lords of Literature
Aug. 7 – Singing Buckeyes
Aug. 14 – Conspiracy Band
Aug. 21 – Divas
Sunday evening concert series features an eclectic mix of performers and music styles. The concerts are free to the public and usually occur in front of the Hilliard Civic and Cultural Arts Center.
The concerts are held during Hilliard DORA, which allows you to enjoy alcoholic beverages outside within a designated zone. Bring food and your beverage of choice from any of the DORA participating establishments, or purchase from limited concessions available for purchase.
Saturday, May 28, 2022 – Field of Heroes
Time: TBA | Field of Heroes (Cleveland Ave & Polaris Pkwy)
Sunday, June 19, 2022 – Sounds of Summer
6:00 PM | Alum Creek Amphitheater
Outdoor Concert Series with Admission
The following concerts require admission, but are worth the extra money for a special outing.
Picnic with the Pops at Columbus Commons: Featuring National acts, Picnic with the Pops is such a fun experience. Tickets start at $10-$25, but you can bring your own picnic and alcoholic beverages to enjoy, which makes it more affordable than the typical concert experience. Food and beverages are also available for purchase.
Popcorn Pops with Columbus Symphony Orchestra: Fun concerts for kids at Columbus Commons with lots of activities and play. Tickets are $10-$12.
The Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington welcomes the community back onto the lawn with three public outdoor events. Each program will include a live musical concert followed by an outdoor film in partnership with the Gateway Film Center. Gates open at 6:00pm. Draft beer will be available for purchase before the concert. Food trucks will be available onsite for each date until 9:30pm.
The concert will begin at 7:00pm followed by the movie at 9:00pm. General seating is free for all ages. Preferred area near the band is $15 per person, children 12 and under are free with adult ticket purchase. Blankets and lawn chairs encouraged; no BYOB.
Saturday, July 9: Music by the Appalachian Swing followed by City Slickers
Saturday, July 30: Music by The Wet Bandits followed by Clueless
Saturday, August 20: Music by The Moonbats followed by Across the Universe.
Outdoor concert options in Columbus Day-to-Day
(list includes the next 30 days; check links for weather or other cancellations)
Friday, December 2, 2022
Friday, December 9, 2022
Friday, December 16, 2022
Friday, December 23, 2022
Past outdoor concerts; tba for 2021
The below concerts will be updated once details have been announced.
Three different types of concerts series are being held outdoors in New Albany from June – August. See details and dates here.
Natural Trail Concerts at Rose Run Park: Free musical playtime in the park tba
Second Sundays at the Library Garden: tba, $15 per person
Scenic Overlook Concerts: 3rd Thursday of each month tba, grab dinner from the Farmer’s Market food trucks to enjoy the free concert with members of the New Albany Symphony at the Scenic Overlook at the east end of Rose Run park.
Thursdays, tba from 6:45-9:15 pm in the parking lot out from the Main Entrance by the Flag Poles. Bring lawn chairs!
TBA for 2022. On the 2nd Friday of the month during Franklinton Fridays, enjoy free summer concert series at Land-Grant Brewing! Every show highlights a local artist’s poster design and two Columbus performers.
This year the FFMS is featuring songs created by young students working with We Amplify Voices and a a variety of artists both musical AND graphic. Each installment features two amazing performances, a unique poster design, a one of a kind beer can and hands on family activities!