May 24, 2013
Invite your family, friends, and neighbors…bring your lawn chairs and blankets to the Philharmonic’s FREE annual hometown concert! Join The Phil in honoring those who have served and who serve in the US Armed Forces at the 13th Annual Salute! Concert.
Concert begins at 7:00 p.m
Bartholomew County Courthouse Lawn
June 2, 2013
Don & Jean of Dancin’ DJ’s present The Summer Concert Series. Celebrate the start of summer with live music, dancing, friends and fun. Featuring Ransomed Band with Seth Moorman on first at 6:00 pm.
Performing at the Dancin’ DJ’s Venue inside FairOaks Mall, Columbus, Indiana. Doors open from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm on June 2, 2013. More details, updates and ticket info at https://www.facebook.com/RansomedBand
June 8, 2013
Come join us in praise with young and gifted singer/songwriter J. Pierre from San Diego, CA. He has opened for many of the industry’s best, including national recording artists John P. Kee, Andrae Crouch, Kim Burrell, Raheem DeVaughn, and most recently, Kirk Franklin!
Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and umbrellas for a joyful and fun-filled evening of praise with J. Pierre and performers form across our community. Refreshments will be available or you can bring your own.
Free admission! Please bring breakfast food such as cereal, applesauce, peanut butter and jelly to donate to feed hungry children in our community this summer. Your donations will help Love Chapel.
The Columbus Teen Council is once again hosting a Battle of the Bands at Mill Race Center on June 8 at 7 pm. The event is free, but there will be concessions for sale.
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.
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!