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COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Ohio Statehouse today announced the 2015 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 2015 performances include:

June 5 – Arnett Howard, Creole Funk

-           Food Truck: New Horizons Street Grill


June 12 – The Alliance of Greater Central Ohio, Barbershop Harmony

-           Food Truck: Stickyfingers


June 19 – Franklin Xpress, Classic rock

-           Food Truck: Red Plate, Blue Plate


June 26 – OhioDance, presents Dance Around the World  

-           Food Truck: Paddy Wagon


July 10 – Two For the Road, Rock ’n Roll

            Food Truck: Dos Hermanos


July 17 – Columbus Chorus of Sweet Adeline’s International

-           Food Truck: Timmy's Meltdown 


July 24 – Bohemian Highway, Contemporary, Indie, Folk

-           Food Truck: Wrapped Up


July 31 – Willow Brook Singers, present the Great American Road Trip

-           Food Truck: Dos Hermanos


August 7 – The Smoking Guns, Blues, Country, Rock

-           Food Truck: Philly Buster


August 14 – RMT, presents Songs of America

-           Food Truck: New Horizons Street Grill


August 21 – One Way Gospel, Gospel and Country

-           Food Truck: Wrapped Up


August 28 – Grassahol, Bluegrass and Country

-           Food Truck: Stickyfingers


Summer Fridays at the Statehouse will take place Fridays, June 5 through August 28 (absent July 3). 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 2014 season are available at:


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


Facts About Downtown Columbus:

-        Approximately 100,000 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.


To view this press release and others, visit


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