The Navigators

Presented by Wright-Patt Credit Union

Friday, May 24

6 p.m. 

A group comprised of Columbus executives and professionals playing high-energy rock tunes from the 1960s to today. Since their formation in 2002, they have helped to raise more than $500,000 to help local and national charities such as the City Year Columbus, United Way, Salvation Army, Mid-Ohio Food Bank, Hilltop YMCA, the American Red Cross, A Kid Again and more.  

Blankets and chairs are welcome. Beverage sales and food trucks are available on site. Tickets are NOT required. 


Presented by Fame Productions

Saturday, June 1

3 p.m. 

SUMMER614 presents MUSIC IS THERAPY 614 celebrating African American Music Month. Come enjoy your favorite R&B and hip-hop artists from yesterday and today to Columbus Commons again this year. Scarface w/ Full Band, MC Lyte, Bobby V, 8Ball & MJG, Chrisette Michelle, Ro James and more join this year’s line-up! Tickets are required to attend.

Columbus Symphony's Picnic with the Pops

Produced by Columbus Symphony

June 15 - July 27

6 p.m. Gates open

8 p.m. Show starts

Picnic with the Pops, presented by Nationwide, is a chance to see some of today's most popular entertainers performing with the Columbus Symphony! The summer home of the Columbus Symphony, Columbus Commons is excited to host another season of the annual outdoor concert series, Picnic with the Pops. Tickets required to attend and are available here.

  • June 15: Generation Radio with Jason Scheff and Jay DeMarcus
  • June 22: Violent Femmes
  • June 29: Patriotic Pops - A Gershwin Celebration
  • July 6: Windborne, The Music of Led Zeppelin
  • July 13: Nas with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra 
  • July 20: Cody Fry
  • July 26 & 27: The Ohio State University Marching Band

For more information on tickets, updates regarding weather and items permitted in the park, check out their website.

Local + Live Concert Series

Thursdays in August

6 p.m. 

Brought to you by Downtown Columbus, Inc., Local + Live brings a perfect start to your weekend. With a line-up full of Columbus’ best local bands paired with great drinks and rotating food truck options, you won’t want to be anywhere else on Thursday nights all August long. This series is free and open to the public.  

  • August 1: Throwback Thursday with a tribute to The Beatles with Joe Peppercorn and Fleetwood Gold, featuring an appearance by the East High School Marching Band.  
  • August 8: Leading Ladies with Lily Bloom Band and Angela Perley  
  • August 15: Back to School Night with Saylor Twift (a live-band tribute to Taylor Swift) and Go Big, Go Broadway: Enchanted Evening Edition 
  • August 22: Local Grooves and Goods with The Worn Flints and Zoo Trippin’, featuring a shoppable vendor market in partnership with The Good Market.  
  • August 29: Columbus Soul Review with T. Wong and Mojoflo  


Presented by Fame Productions

Saturday, August 10

4 p.m.

The producers of SUMMER614 bring your favorite Funk groups to Columbus Commons, complete with music starring Morris Day, ZAPP & Friends, Con Funk Shun with food, drinks, and vendors you won't want to miss. Tickets are required to attend and you can find them here >>

A Song Remains (A Night of Led Zeppelin) + The Dead Revival Band (Grateful Dead Tribute) 

Friday, August 30

6 p.m.

We’ve got a night of epic anthems and guitar solos in store with two tribute bands covering legendary groups. The Dead Revival Band will kick things off, followed by The Song Remains: A Night of Led Zeppelin. 


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