June 28, 2013
The Philharmonic invites you to join in honoring Tom Pickett and his half century-plus of teaching thousands of residents to appreciate music. More than a dozen music celebrities who got their start under the tutelage of Tom Pickett will be on hand to join in the Jam Session. Like The Philharmonic on facebook.com/Columbus Indiana Philharmonic and receive $5 off the ticket price.
June 29, 2013
Community Picnic, Neighborhood Watch Meeting, Games, Fundraiser for Rachel Lapidus, and Fireworks at Dusk
July 3, 2013
It’s Bartholomew County’s largest party of the year, and you’re invited!
July 3rd is the date, Columbus Municipal Airport is the place! All the Food and Fun start at 5:30pm in the Ivy Tech parking lot. Easterling Entertainment will entertain the kids with a magic show at 6:00, and get rockin’ at 6:30 with Duke Tumatoe and the Power Trio at 6:30 on the Ivy Tech stage! Then at 10:00pm we LIGHT ‘EM UP!
Don’t forget your family, friends, and your largest and loudest portable radio tuned to QMIX 107.3…because these fireworks are choreographed to all your favorite QMIX tunes!
Can’t wait to see you there!
July 27, 2013 – July 28, 2013
The Columbus Area Arts Council’s Johnson Witkemper Insurance Biggest Block Party Ever is Saturday, July 27 from 5:30 PM until Midnight in downtown Columbus on Fourth and Washington Streets. Admission is $8. Children 12 and under are admitted free of charge. Look for our $1 off coupons in our ads in The Republic newspaper.
Last year, over 3,000 people attended this annual fundraiser for the Columbus Area Arts Council. This year’s entertainment line-up includes 12 local and regional acts performing on three stages throughout the evening. Mayan Miscalculation, monetary winner of the 2013 Battle of the Bands, is the first group to perform at 5:30 PM on the acoustic stage. Regional acts include Hudson Hornet (Bloomington) and Shiny Penny (Kokomo). A more low-key acoustic stage features local bands, The McGuires and Hamilton Creek.
Headlining this year’s event is the Hunter Smith Band. Many people may recognize Hunter Smith’s name. Smith, who won a Super Bowl ring in 2007 as punter for the Indianapolis Colts, retired from football and launched a music career. “We are looking forward to having Hunter Smith Band headline this year’s event,” said Tami Sharp, program director of the Arts Council. “Their shows are full of energy and we’re sure Columbus will love their pop country/rock sound,” added Sharp.
Downtown restaurants will prepare special block party food for purchase and Bartholomew County Beverage will offer beer, wine, and non-alcohol drinks at convenient stations along Fourth Street.
Children can once again enjoy the Hilliard Lyons Kids Zone in the 300 block of Washington Street.
For additional information about the block party or any other Arts Council programs, visit www.artsincolumbus.org or call 376-2539.
The Columbus Area Arts Council is a public, not-for-profit corporation supported by private donations, the City of Columbus, the State of Indiana through the Indiana Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
August 24, 2013 – August 25, 2013
Produced by Columbus Area Arts Council and sponsored by Johnson-Witkemper Insurance, Biggest Block Party Ever is an annual fundraiser for the Arts Council. Held on the last Saturday of July, the block party includes three music stages and 12 bands performing throughout the evening. The entertainment line-up includes local and regional acts playing a range of musical styles from rock and country to blues and soul.
Headlining this year’s event is Hunter Smith Band. When Super Bowl Champion punter Hunter Smith decided to retire from football after 12 years in the NFL he did so with a plan in mind. The first step was to strategically put together an eclectic group of musicians then couple them with an eclectic catalogue of self written biographical songs. Next came the challenge of melding a singer-songwriter approach with a very serious and unique country rock sound. He pulled it off. It is called the Hunter Smith Band.
This year’s lineup:
Dunlap Stage (The Commons)
5:30–6:30 PM monetary winner of Battle of the Bands
6:15–7:15 PM Bigalow P (Motown, R&B)
7:30–8:30 PM Hudson Hornet (Rockabilly)
8:45–10:00 PM Justin Slager Band (original and Classic Rock covers)
Johnson-Witkemper Stage (Acoustic)
6:00–6:45 PM The McGuires (Rock duo)
7:00–7:45 PM Anna Miller
Bud Light Stage (PNC Lot)
6:00–7:00 PM TOG Band (Rock covers)
7:15–8:15 PM No Soup 4 U (Rock covers)
8:30–9:30 PM Shiny Penny (Indie Rock)
10:00–11:30 PM Hunter Smith Band (Country Rock)
August 31, 2013
The 27th Annual Our Hospice of South Central Indiana concert will be held August 31, 2013 at 6:30 pm. This year’s concert will be held at the Mill Race Park Custer-Nugent Amphitheater. Admission is free, but there will be a raffle. $10 raffle tickets will enter you to win $10,000. There will also be food and t-shirts!
This year’s headliner: Tommy James and the Shondelles! The band, Groove Essential from Indianapolis will open. You’ll know Tommy’s hits, “Hanky Panky,” “Mony, Mony,” & “Crimson and Clover.”
The evening will conclude with fireworks!