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COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Ohio Statehouse today announced the 2016 Summer Fridays at the Statehouse schedule of performances. The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) has partnered with 12 central Ohio performing arts groups to present, Summer Fridays at the Statehouse. Summer Fridays is a FREE outdoor lunch-time performing arts series staged on the West Plaza (High Street) of the historic Ohio Statehouse. 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 Ohio Capitol. 


This year’s participating performing arts groups include a diverse cross section of central Ohio’s arts organizations. 


Scheduled 2016 performances include:


June 3 – Dave Powers

•           Timmy’s Meltdown

June 10 – Patchwork Parlor Band

•           J&C's Diggity Dogs

June 17 – The Alliance Chorus

•           J&C's Diggity Dogs

June 24 – OhioDance

•           Paddy Wagon

July 8 – RMT

•           AROMAKU

July 15 – Two For The Road

•           Sophie’s Gourmet Pierogi

July 22 – Columbus Symphony Youth Orchestra

•           Philly Buster Food Truck

July 29 – Columbus Chorus of Sweet Adelines

•           Paddy Wagon

August 5 – Franklin Xpress

•           The Blue Chew

August 12 – Jimmy’s Last Chance

•           Pitabilities

August 19 – Zach Whitney & Rosin Jaw

•           Paddy Wagon

August 26 – TBA

•           Philly Buster Food Truck


Summer Fridays at the Statehouse will take place Fridays, June 3 through August 26 (absent July 1). The programs will run between noon and 1 p.m. The series gives the downtown community and visitors the opportunity to enjoy the majestic Statehouse grounds while some of Columbus’ best arts groups perform. There is no better place downtown to enjoy your lunch this summer! 


Visitors are encouraged to bring their lunch or purchase lunch from one of the food trucks scheduled for lunch service during each Friday concert.


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 website at Summer Fridays at the Statehouse audience members are encouraged to visit the Statehouse website each morning of the scheduled performances to retrieve last minute performance information.


Media support for Summer Fridays at the Statehouse is provided by 10TV.


High resolution photos from the 2015 season are available at:


Facts About Downtown Columbus:

-        Approximately 70,000 employees work downtown.

-        Is home to thousands of residents.

-        Downtown Columbus is one of the safest places in central Ohio.

-        30,000 students attend classes at one of four downtown colleges or universities.

-        Downtown has accessible public transportation service; COTA bus stops located near the Ohio Statehouse; the CBUS circulator is a great option.


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