Picnic with the Pops

Picnic with the Pops

Enjoy the Columbus Symphony Orchestra at their summer home for the Picnic with the Pops series. Saturday evenings from June 15 through July 27, the Columbus Symphony will fill Columbus Commons with music magic. You won’t want to miss this exciting lineup! 

Gates open at 6PM and performances will begin at 8PM. 

  • Saturday, June 15: Generation Radio
  • Saturday, June 22: Violent Femmes
  • Saturday, June 29: Patriotic Pops: A Gershwin Celebration
  • Saturday, July 6: The Music of Led Zeppelin
  • Friday, July 12: Popcorn Pops - Carnival!
  • Saturday, July 13: Nas with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra
  • Saturday, July 20: Cody Fry
  • Friday, July 26: The Ohio State University Marching Band
  • Saturday, July 27: The Ohio State University Marching Band

Popcorn Pops

Fun for the whole family, Popcorn Pops is back for two select dates this summer. You can expect an evening full of music, dancing, and of course, Beethoven! Stick around after the festivites to enjoy a free movie showing on the lawn. 

Gates open at 5:30PM and performances will begin at 7PM.

  • Friday, June 21: Popcorn Pops - Celebrate Summer!
  • Friday, July 12: Popcorn Pops - Carnival!

Tickets for Picnic with the Pops and Popcorn Pops can be purchased in-person at the CBUSArts Ticket Center (39 E. State Street.), online at www.PicnicWithThePops.com or CBUSArts.com or by phone at 614-469-0939. Visit the Symphony's FAQs page for more information about ticket options, event-specific rules and accessibility. 

Parking is available at the Columbus Commons Main Parking Garage, located at 55 East Rich Street, just steps away from the Commons. Parking is $10 for the Picnic with the Pops series.  Both cash or credit is accepted at the pay-on-foot machines, but only credit is accepted at the exit gate machine. We recommend paying for parking at the pay-on-foot machines located at the lobby exit of the garage near Rich Street before going into Columbus Commons, so your parking is already paid for to make your exit experience a quick and easy one. Don’t forget to keep your parking validation with you after you pay, so you can enter it into the machine at the exit gate (the paid validation will pop the gate upon exit).

Questions about parking? Please call (614) 461-4454.


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