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2014 Summer Fridays PSA

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Ohio Statehouse today announced the 2014 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 2014 performances include:

June 6 – RMT, Songs of America

                        Food Truck: Dos Hermanos

June 13 – Franklin Xpress, Classic Rock

                        Food Truck: Dos Hermanos

June 20 – The Smoking Guns, Blues, Country, Rock

                        Food Truck: Red Plate Blue Plate

June 27 – OhioDance, Dance from Around the World  

                        Food Truck: Angry Weiner

July 11 – Grassahol Band, Bluegrass

                        Food Truck: Paddy Wagon

July 18 – Columbus Youth Orchestra, Classical 

                        Food Truck: Paddy Wagon

July 25 – Alliance of Greater Central Ohio, Barbershop Harmony

                        Food Truck: Angry Weiner

 August 1 – Ladies of Longford, Celtic

                        Food Truck: Sophie's Pierogi

August 8 – I.R. and Sweet D of the Apple Bottom Gang, Country Western

                        Food Truck: Pickled Swine

August 15 – Fort Hayes Prep. Music Program

                        Food Truck: New Horizons Street Grill

August 22 – One Way Gospel Singers, Gospel & Country

                        Food Truck: Red Plate Blue Plate

August 29 – Opera Columbus, Opera 

                        Food Truck: Cheesy Truck

 

Summer Fridays at the Statehouse will take place Fridays, June 6 through August 29 (absent July 4). 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 form 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 www.ohiostatehouse.org. 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 2013 season are available at: 

http://www.ohiostatehouse.org/galleries/summer-fridays-2013

 

A 30 second Public Service Announcement promoting the event can be viewed at:

http://www.ohiochannel.org/MediaLibrary/Media.aspx?fileId=143590

 

Facts About Downtown Columbus

  • Approximately 100,000 employees work downtown
  • 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

 

To view this press release and others, visit www.ohiostatehouse.org.

 

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CALENDAR LISTING:

 

Summer Fridays at the Statehouse, Performing Arts Series

June 6 through August 29; 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

 

West Plaza

The Ohio Statehouse

1 Capitol Square

Columbus, OH 43215

 

Summer Fridays is a FREE lunch-time outdoor 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 Capitol building.

 

Enjoy a free lunch-time concert on the West Plaza of the Ohio Statehouse each Friday (absent July 4) in June, July and August. View the concert schedule at www.ohiostatehouse.org.

 

Canceled in the event of rain.

 

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