TBA for 2023
Columbus Recreation and Parks Department announces the return of Rhythm on the River to Bicentennial Park with the original format of the free six-part concert and performing arts series this summer.
Enjoy free performances from regional and national musicians, including a Labor Day weekend performance from BalletMet.
The concerts will start at 6:30 p.m. while the BalletMet performance will begin at 8 p.m.
Bring chairs or blankets and a picnic, or dine for food trucks beginning at 5 pm.
Rhythm on the River Music Series
Friday, June 3: Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper
Supporting Act: Appalachian Swing
Food Trucks: Soul Crave, Komodo Loco, JD’s Farmhouse Cafe and Creamery
Friday, June 24: Cory Henry and The Funk Apostles
Supporting Act: Mistar Anderson
Food Trucks: Thai Basil, Iron Grill, Sweet Tooth Scooped Ice Cream
Friday, July 8: Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears
Supporting Act: The Floorwalkers
Food Trucks: Paddy Wagon, Komodo Loco, Donna’s Delicious Dozen (omg, these doughnuts are the best!)
Friday, July 15: Bettye LaVette
Supporting Act: Honey and Blue
Food Trucks: Soul Crave, Ninja Bowl, The Buckeye Lady
Friday, August 12: Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Supporting Act: The Ark Band
Food Trucks: Fork in Nigeria, Tortilla, JD’s Farmhouse Cafe and Creamery
Friday, September 2: An Evening of Dance with BalletMet
Food Trucks: Ninja Bowl, Sweet Tooth Scooped Ice Cream
Check out more fun going on along the Scioto Mile all Summer long, including fountain fun, live music, SUP Yoga, food, and more
Free fun on the Scioto Mile: concerts, happy hour, kayaking, and more
Looking for more music?
Check out our huge list of outdoor concerts around Columbus!
Don’t forget, Columbus Commons is just a couple of blocks away and will also have lots of programming through the Summer.
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Val Cannell says
June 1st was a Saturday. July 1st is a Monday. This event has passed.
dan watson says
June first is a monday???? Please explain which day it is
Val Cannell says
Hi – here’s a list of summer concerts being held this summer! https://www.columbusonthecheap.com/free-outdoor-concert-roundup/
Could you send me a schedule of concert events in my area? Zip code if it helps 43212