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August 23, 2014

5th Annual Columbus ArtFest

Join us in downtown Columbus, IN on August 23-24, 2014 for the Columbus ArtFest, returning for its fifth year and once again graciously hosted by the City of Columbus and the Downtown Merchants Association. Watch as Washington Street transforms into a spectacular outdoor art gallery showcasing the extraordinary talents of more than 80 national artisans from 16 states. Purchase original sculpture, paintings in oil, acrylics and watercolor/gouache and exquisite one-of-a-kind rings, pendants, bracelets and earrings. Select images from a variety of photographic styles and subject matter and elegant creations in glass, wood and mixed-media. Become an art collector! Or add to your existing collection. Discover that unique piece of art to add to your home or work place.

Hours are Saturday August 23 from 10-5 and Sunday August 24 from 11-5. Admission is free with abundant free parking throughout Downtown Columbus. Bring your sense of discovery and appreciation of the beautiful!

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Start: August 23, 2014 10:00 am
End: August 23, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: 300 Block of Washington St
Address:
Downtown Columbus, Columbus, IN, 47201, United States
Cost: Free

Greenwood Summer Concert Series

My Yellow Rickshaw
MY YELLOW RICKSHAW
Saturday, August 23, 7 p.m.
Greenwood Amphitheater

Let My Yellow Rickshaw “boldly take you where no cover band has gone before!” For several years, the band has weaved humor, variety, and seamless covers into every show – from Skynard to Kanye, Zac Brown to Miley, a little rock, Top 40, and even an Irish jig or two. With a refreshing lineup of sounds that includes mandolin, upright bass, percussion, and fiddle.            

Click HERE for the full schedule!

Start: August 23, 2014 7:00 pm
End: August 23, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Greenwood Amphitheater
Phone: 317-881-4545
Address:
300 S Washington St., Greenwood, IN, 46143, United States
Cost: FREE

CNHS Class of ’74 Reunion

Columbus North High School Class of 1974 is having their 40th Class Reunion on August 23. The reunion will take place at the Garage Pub and Grill on 4th Street in Downtown Columbus from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm. There will be a live band, food, and a cash bar.

Invitations have been mailed and email announcements sent. Current contact information for many classmates is lacking. Reunion organizers ask friends and relatives for help updating the contact information. Contact information can be updates at the class website, www.cnhsclassof74.com or call 812-657-3364.

 

Start: August 23, 2014 7:00 pm
End: August 23, 2014 11:00 pm
Venue: The Garage
Address:
308 4th Street, Columbus, IN, 47201, United States

August 24, 2014

5th Annual Columbus ArtFest

Join us in downtown Columbus, IN on August 23-24, 2014 for the Columbus ArtFest, returning for its fifth year and once again graciously hosted by the City of Columbus and the Downtown Merchants Association. Watch as Washington Street transforms into a spectacular outdoor art gallery showcasing the extraordinary talents of more than 80 national artisans from 16 states. Purchase original sculpture, paintings in oil, acrylics and watercolor/gouache and exquisite one-of-a-kind rings, pendants, bracelets and earrings. Select images from a variety of photographic styles and subject matter and elegant creations in glass, wood and mixed-media. Become an art collector! Or add to your existing collection. Discover that unique piece of art to add to your home or work place.

Hours are Saturday August 23 from 10-5 and Sunday August 24 from 11-5. Admission is free with abundant free parking throughout Downtown Columbus. Bring your sense of discovery and appreciation of the beautiful!

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Start: August 24, 2014 10:00 am
End: August 24, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: 300 Block of Washington St
Address:
Downtown Columbus, Columbus, IN, 47201, United States
Cost: Free

August 30, 2014

Our Hospice Concert: Kansas

The legendary 1970s American progressive rock band Kansas will headline the 2014 Our Hospice Concert over Labor Day weekend at Mill Race Park, Columbus. The free community concert on August 30 is Our Hospice’s largest fundraiser to benefit patients with an advanced illness and their families.

The 28th annual concert is sponsored by Faurecia and Columbus Regional Health, and is supported by Columbus Area Arts Council.

Kansas is best known for their stellar hits Dust in the Wind and Carry on Wayward Son. Kansas band members who take center stage at the August 30 concert are Phil Ehart (drums, percussion), one of the original members who formed the group in 1970 in his hometown of Topeka, Kansas; Richard Williams (guitars) and Steve Walsh (keyboards, synthesizers, percussion, and vocals), who joined Ehart and Kansas in 1973; and Billy Greer (bass, vocals), who joined the group in 1985; and David Ragsdale (violin, guitars, vocals, 1991–97, 2006–present).

Celebrating their 40th year as a band in 2013, Kansas’ first public statement appeared on their self-titled album in 1974. “From the beginning, we considered ourselves and our music different and we hope we will always remain so.” Little did this legendary rock group realize that back in the early ‘70′s, what seemed to be “different,” was actually ahead of its time. This “garage band” from Topeka was discovered by Wally Gold, who worked for Don Kirshner, and released their first album in 1974. The band has produced eight gold albums, three sextuple-Platinum albums (Leftoverture, Point of Know Return, Best of KANSAS), one platinum live album (Two for the Show) and a million-selling gold single, ‘Dust in the Wind.’ KANSAS appeared on the Billboard charts for over 200 weeks throughout the ‘70′s and ‘80′s and played to sold-out arenas and stadiums throughout North America, Europe and Japan. In fact, ‘Carry On Wayward Son’ was the #2 most Played Track on classic rock radio in 1995 and went to #1 in 1997.

Start: August 30, 2014 6:00 pm
End: August 30, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Mill Race Park
Address:
Columbus, IN, 47201, United States
Cost: Free

Greenwood Summer Concert Series

Indy Nile
INDY NILE
Saturday, August 30, 7 p.m.
Greenwood Amphitheater
 
Indy Nile makes its Greenwood summer series debut with an electric mix of classic rock, funk, blues and motown. Please join us for the series finale featuring a lot of interaction with the audience. 

Click HERE for the full schedule!

Start: August 30, 2014 7:00 pm
End: August 30, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Greenwood Amphitheater
Phone: 317-881-4545
Address:
300 S Washington St., Greenwood, IN, 46143, United States
Cost: FREE

September 4, 2014

JCB NeighborFEST Concert Series: Terry Lee and the Rockaboogie Band

The free outdoor concert series will be held in the 300 block of Washington Street. Concerts begin at 5:30 PM on the first Thursday of the month, June through September. The series is offered at no cost to the community through the generous financial support of JCB.

 

2014 marks the return of JCB NeighborFEST to its original location, outside in the 300 block of Washington Street. The move from Fourth Street reopens connections to The Commons and kidscommons and allows for easier access to the playground [in The Commons], creating a more family-friendly environment.

 

Thursday, September 4: Terry Lee and the Rockaboogie Band wraps up the 2014 JCB NeighborFEST season with a high energy, first class show built around the lightning fast piano pumpin’, rockaboogie playing of London, England’s Terry Lee. Audience members will be able to jive, bop, two step, and sing the night away.

 

For additional information about this program or any other Arts Council programs, visit www.artsincolumbus.org or call 812.376.2539.

Start: September 4, 2014 5:30 pm
End: September 4, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: 300 Block of Washington St
Address:
Downtown Columbus, Columbus, IN, 47201, United States
Cost: FREE

September 6, 2014

SICA ARTfest 2014: Plein Air Paint Out

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Date: September 6, 2014
Venue: Southern Indiana Center for the Arts
Address:
Seymour, IN, 47201, United States

September 13, 2014

Columbus Scottish Festival

  • Celtic Concert – Friday Night
  • Ceilidh – Saturday Night
  • Highland Dancing Competition
  • Clan Tents
  • Sheep dog Trials
  • European Car Show
  • Musical Entertainment
  • Bagpipe Marching Bands
  • Re-enactors/Living History
  • Children’s Activities
  • Scottish Country Dancing
  • Merchandise & Food Vendors
Start: September 13, 2014 8:00 am
End: September 13, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: Bartholomew County Fairgrounds
Address:
Columbus, IN, 47201, United States

September 14, 2014

Columbus Scottish Festival

  • Celtic Concert – Friday Night
  • Ceilidh – Saturday Night
  • Highland Dancing Competition
  • Clan Tents
  • Sheep dog Trials
  • European Car Show
  • Musical Entertainment
  • Bagpipe Marching Bands
  • Re-enactors/Living History
  • Children’s Activities
  • Scottish Country Dancing
  • Merchandise & Food Vendors
Start: September 14, 2014 8:00 am
End: September 14, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Bartholomew County Fairgrounds
Address:
Columbus, IN, 47201, United States
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