Hosted by: Ohio Statehouse Summer Fridays at the Statehouse: Free Lunch-Time Performing Arts Series
June 22, 2012 - August 31, 2012
at Ohio Statehouse West Lawn
The Ohio Statehouse has partnered with 14 central Ohio performing arts groups to present Summer Fridays at the Statehouse. Summer Fridays is a FREE lunch-time outdoor performing arts series presented on the West Plaza (High Street) of the historic Ohio Statehouse from 12-1 p.m. 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.
This year’s participating performing arts groups include a diverse cross section of central Ohio’s arts organizations.
Scheduled 2012 performances include:
June 1: Creekside Blues and Jazz Festival, Jazz/Blues
June 8: Idiot Boys, Acoustic Bluegrass-Folk
June 15: Franklin Xpress, Rock ‘n Roll
June 22: Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus, Choral
June 29: Columbus State Gospel Vocal Ensemble, Gospel
July 6: Slim White and the Avery’s, Country
July 13: RMT Presents, Songs of America, Americana
July 20: Columbus Symphony Youth Orchestra Pops, Classical
July 27: Alliance of Greater Central Ohio, Barbershop Harmony
August 3: Ladies of Longford, Celtic
August 10: Grassahol Band, Bluegrass
August 17: One Way Gospel Singers, Gospel & Country
August 24: Ohio Dance, Dance
August 31: Opera Columbus, Classical
Summer Fridays at the Statehouse will take place each Friday in June, July and August. The program will run between noon and 1 p.m. The series is designed to allow the downtown community and visitors the opportunity to enjoy a free event while eating their lunches on the Statehouse steps and lawn.
Visitors are encouraged to bring their lunch or purchase it from a food cart operated by Milo’s Catering and Banquet Services on Capitol Square. In addition, there are a number of downtown restaurants located on Capitol Square.
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 Web site at www.ohiostatehouse.org. Summer Fridays at the Statehouse audience members are encouraged to visit the Statehouse Web site each morning of the scheduled performances to retrieve last minute performance information.