Picnic with the Pops is BACK for 2022!
Enjoy the ultimate picnic with acclaimed artists and the Columbus Symphony Orchestra this summer with The Picnic with the Pops concert series at the Columbus Commons.
These concerts are such a fun event! Enjoy nationally-known artists and tribute bands as they perform WITH the Columbus Symphony Orchestra at the Columbus Bicentennial Pavilion in the Columbus Commons.
Bring a picnic and enjoy an evening at this casual family-friendly event. You can bring your own food, beverages, alcohol, and coolers, so you can make it a more affordable outing.
Food and beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) can also be purchased from on-site vendors. Soft drinks, water, and alcoholic beverages can also be purchased at any of the CAPA bar stands.
Gates open at 6 p.m. (located on the Main and Rich streets), with the shows beginning at 8 p.m.
Tickets for Picnic with the Pops
General admission lawn tickets are $36.75 (fees may apply) for adults when purchased by phone at 614-469-0939, or online via www.PicnicWithThePops.com. Tickets for children ages 3-14 are $10.50. Children 2 and under are free.
Tables on the front lawn, near the stage are available for purchase at each concert (subject to availability). Tables are sold in parties of 10 and range from $462-$893 per show. A limited number of tables for 4 are available and range from $231-$357 per show. For more information or to purchase a table call 614.469.0939.
Single table seats can be purchased in any quantity and range from $60-$90 (fees apply) per seat. Catering is not included. Table seats can be purchased in advance by phone at 614.469.0939, online at www.PicnicWithThePops.com, or in person at the CBUSArts Ticket Center (39 E. State St.).
Saturday, June 18: The O’Jays
The O’Jays have been thrilling audience for more than 50 years with their R&B hits including “Love Train,” “Put Your Hands Together,” “For the Love of Money,” “I Love Music,” and “Use Ta Be My Girl.
Saturday, June 25: Boogie Wonder Band
This high-energy show will have audiences dancing to the greatest disco hits of the ‘70s including “It’s Raining Men,” “Funky Town,” “YMCA,” “We Are Family,” and “Boogie Fever,” and many more. Concertgoers are encouraged to dress in their best disco threads and enter the “best-dressed disco dancer” contest.
Saturday, July 2: Patriotic Pops
The Columbus Symphony’s grand summer tradition continues, celebrating the Fourth of July with an evening of patriotic favorites and a tribute to John Williams’ 90th birthday with songs from his famous scores including Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and more! The concert ends with the time-honored performance of “The Stars and Stripes Forever” and a brilliant display of fireworks.
Saturday, July 9: Landslide – A Tribute to the Music of Fleetwood Mac
Celebrating one of the most important bands of all time, a complete rock band joins the Columbus Symphony for a night of smash hits including “Go Your Own Way,” “Rhiannon,” “Dreams,” and “The Chain,” and of course “Landslide.”
Saturday, July 16: Christopher Cross
With over 10 million albums sold, it will be the ultimate “Yacht Rock” night with Grammy, Oscar, and Golden Globe winner Christopher Cross singing all his hits like “Sailing,” “Ride Like the Wind,” “Alright,” “Arthur’s Theme,” and so many more smooth hits.
Saturday, July 23: CSO and Windborne perform The Music of The Rolling Stones: Mick Jagger and Keith Richards 1969
The Columbus Symphony presents an orchestral rock symphony with a full rock band and lead vocalist MiG Ayesa delivering the greatest hits of the Rolling Stones including “Satisfaction,” “Paint It Black,” “Ruby Tuesday,” “Honkey Tonk Woman,” “Angie,” and many more.
Friday and Saturday, July 29 and 30: The Ohio State University Marching Band
Don the scarlet and gray and celebrate the coming season’s gridiron clash with the Columbus Symphony and “The Pride of the Buckeyes.” Don’t miss the biggest tailgate party of the year with “The Best Damn Band in the Land” and fireworks.
Check out the other activities going on at Columbus Commons this year!
- Columbus Commons Fitness Classes
- Popcorn Pops with Columbus Symphony Orchestra
- Food Truck Food Court on Thursdays at the Commons
- Free family fun: Commons for Kids
- Columbus Commons Free Movie Nights
Parking for Picnic with the Pops
Parking is available at the Columbus Commons Parking Garage, located at 55 East Rich Street, just steps away from the park.
Spaces are also available in the lot beneath the Columbus Commons (entrance at 191 S. Third St.). Parking is $5. Pay for parking in advance to make your experience a quick and easy one! Or book Pre-paid parking!