Noon - 1:00 p.m.
The Ohio Statehouse has partnered with 13 central Ohio performing arts groups to present Summer Fridays at the Statehouse. Summer Fridays is a FREE lunch-time outdoor performing arts series presented on the West Plaza (High Street) of the historic Ohio Statehouse each Friday between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends. Summer Fridays at the Statehouse provides an opportunity for the public and downtown community to gather on Capitol Square to experience some of Columbus’ diverse arts groups and to visit the beautiful Capitol building.
This year’s participating performing arts groups include a diverse cross section of central Ohio’s arts organizations.
Scheduled 2011 performances include:
May 27: TRANSIT ARTS presented by the Columbus Arts Festival, hip-hop
June 3: Idiot Boys, acoustic bluegrass-folk-country
June 10: Arnett Howard, jazz
June 17: Franklin Xpress, Rock ‘n Roll
June 24: Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus/VOX, choral
July 1 – no concert
July 8: RMT Presents Songs of America, Americana
July 15: Opera Columbus, opera
July 22: High Street Sax Quartet, classical
July 29: Slim White and the Averys, country
August 5: Columbus Chorus of Sweet Adelines, choral
August 12: Ohio Dance presents, Dance Artists of Columbus: Demetrius Klein Dance Company; TRANSIT ARTS Performance Group – BHB’s Hip Hop
August 19: Alliance of Greater Central Ohio, barbershop harmony
August 26: One Way Gospel Singers, gospel
Performances are scheduled each Friday from noon and 1 p.m.
Visitors are encouraged to bring their lunches or purchase them at the Capitol Cafe located on the ground floor of the Statehouse. The Capitol Café will feature reasonably priced grab and go lunch specials each Friday. In addition, there are a number of downtown restaurants located on Capitol Square.
Performances will be canceled in the event of inclement weather. Up to the minute performance information about Summer Fridays at the Statehouse will be posted on the front page of the Ohio Statehouse Web site at www.ohiostatehouse.org. Summer Fridays at the Statehouse audience members are encouraged to visit the Statehouse Web site each morning of the scheduled performances to retrieve last minute performance information.
A 30 second Public Service Announcement promoting the event can be viewed at: