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Greater Columbus Convention Center to Participate in Columbus Music Commission’s Instrument Collection Drive

August 25th, 2021

(Columbus, August 24, 2021) – The Greater Columbus Convention Center (GCCC) will collect instruments for students as part of the Columbus Music Commission’s Annual Gift of Music campaign.

Musical instruments will be collected August 27-29, 2021 at the GCCC’s turnaround drive located next to the South Garage at 50 E. Nationwide Blvd.

Scheduled times for drop-off:

  • Friday, August 27, 8am – 4pm
  • Saturday, August 28, 8am – 4pm
  • Sunday, August 29, 8am -12pm (noon)

The Gift of Music campaign is a music instrument drive initiated by the Columbus Music Commission to collect unused, new, or gently used music instruments and equipment for Columbus City Schools students. The campaign also ensures students’ access to music education and development. New or gently used music instruments, amplifiers, strings, electric keyboards, and accessories will all be gladly accepted.

“Music always adds an extra spark to our events at the GCCC. We are excited to partner with the Columbus Music Commission and again be selected this year as a collection point to help ensure local students have the instruments that they need to begin their own musical journeys,” said GCCC General Manager John R. Page.

Monetary contributions can also be made to the Columbus Music Commission to assist with educational program development and continuation. All donations are tax deductible.

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The Columbus Music Commission is composed of musicians, songwriters, music business professionals, educators, business leaders and civic leaders of all walks of life brought together by their love of music.  The organization is dedicated to creating richer, happier, more vibrant lives and a stronger local economy for the people of Columbus through music, encompassing the values of collaboration, inclusivity, inventiveness, transparency, nurturing and accountability.


The award-winning, 1.8 million-square-foot Greater Columbus Convention Center offers 373,000 square feet of contiguous exhibit space, 75 meeting rooms and a total of 114,000 square feet of ballroom space among three ballrooms. The facility is owned and developed by the Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority and managed by ASM Global. For more information, please call (614) 827-2500, or visit . Like us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter @CBusConventions.


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