“No good shows ever come to Columbus.” Isn’t that what people say all the time? Cary Whitt put together this handy, dandy calendar with shows of note. As you’ll see, there is a nationally-touring artist performing in Columbus every night of September other than September 20 (or, at least Cary hasn’t identified one).

Note: Ian Hunter was scheduled to open for the J. Geils Band at the LC on the 13th but that show has been canceled. Also, there are some show listings for Cincinnati (Bogart’s) and Cleveland (House of Blues).


Musicians, music appreciators, and night life junkies, here is your weekly guide to the Columbus music scene. Whether you’ve got a rock n’ roll heart or a craving for heavy EDM drops, there is something for you. Check out what Columbus has to offer you this weekend.


If you like country music here’s what you’re doing this weekend. Friday night there are two winning options. Behind door number one, The Avett Brothers will be playing the LC. These guys project nothing but positive energy. Having seen them perform, I will vouch for their integrity live. Their sound is a culmination of blues rock, two tablespoons of Bob Dylan, and a pinch of bluegrass. Also, be sure to catch the pre-show act, Fox Valley Harvest, at the A&R Music Bar next door to the LC. Behind door number two, Granger Smith will be playing The Bluestone with Earl Dibbles Jr. This is your familiar, down-home type of country music. Smith will remind you about the magic and joy of simple things in life. Girls, cars, and driving down those backroads to your favorite songs.

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