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PNC Summer Series brings loads of free activities to both Washington Park and Fountain Square, through Sept. 2. Each day focuses on a new activity to take part in, from Summer Cinema Wednesdays to Bandstand Bluegrass Thursdays, and more. Each park has a different schedule of fun filled events. PNC Summer Series Washington Park Schedule Workout on the Green, Tuesday, 6 p.m., 7:15 p.m. & Wednesday, 6 p.m., 7:15 p.m. No contracts. No excuses. Just free fitness in Washington Park. All classes are led by licensed, trained instructors. Summer Cinema, Wednesdays, 9 p.m. to 11 p.m., Summer Cinema features a free movie screening every Wednesday at the Park. Dust off those lawn chairs, grab a picnic basket, and join us for a fun, relaxing evening over on our civic lawn. Bandstand Bluegrass, Thursdays, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Enjoy an evening of free Bluegrass, Roots, and Americana music over at Washington Park’s bandstand. Friday Flow, Select Fridays, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Washington Park’s free R&B Series, Friday Flow, returns this summer with all-new music and all-new performers. OTR Performs, Sundays, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Every Sunday, enjoy an evening of free arts programming in the Park that is sure to please the […]

2017 marks the first year that Cleveland’s riotous Accidental Comedy Fest will be held at the Pickwick & Frolic Restaurant and Club, home to Hilarities 4th Street Theater. Part of Nick Kostis’s vision of a complete entertainment complex originating in 2002, this 185 seat venue features an innovative martini menu along with Cleveland’s only Champagne Bar, and has hosted a variety of national stand up comedy acts since its construction. Dine al fresco or enjoy Pickwick & Frolic’s stage productions in its 120 seat Frolic Cabaret.   You can get tickets, a complete list of performances, maps and directions to the venue can be found here. This event runs from Aug. 30 to Sept. 3.

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill will bring their “Soul2Soul Tour to Columbus in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the “Soul2Soul II” tour, the highest-grossing country music tour of all time. The Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Soul2Soul tour stops at Nationwide Arena Sept. 7 – a lucky 17 years after the original Soul 2 Soul Tour opened the new venue over two nights in the year 2000. Brent Cobb will open. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Soul2Soul tour tickets start at $69. Samuel Timothy “Tim” McGraw (born May 1, 1967) is an American singer, songwriter and actor. He has been married to singer Faith Hill since 1996, and is a son of the late baseball player Tug McGraw. McGraw began singing in a neotraditional country style, but starting with 1997’s Everywhere, he developed a more crossover-friendly, country pop sound, making him one of the first male Country singers of his generation to crossover to Pop. McGraw has released fourteen studio albums (eleven for Curb Records and three for Big Machine Records). 10 of those albums have reached number 1 on the Top Country Albums charts, with his 1994 breakthrough album Not a Moment Too Soon being the top country […]

Flat Out Fridays is Cleveland’s hottest new party, held along the illuminated shoreline of the Cuyahoga River. Enjoy waterfront views, live music, fire pits and local brews on the outdoor patios, and discover some of the city’s finest culinary treats, and even dessert vendors at this casual event presented by the Downtown Cleveland Alliance. The Flat out Fridays concert series and party happens every Friday from now until Sept. 8, so don’t miss out! Admission is free.

Ohio State Buckeyes Football vs. Oklahoma Sooners Football 7:30 p.m., Sept. 9, 2017 at Ohio Stadium.

The Prairie Oaks Metro Parks Outdoor Inclusive Adventure invites special needs families to connect with nature and each other Sunday, Sept. 10 at Prairie Oaks Metro Park, meeting at Darby Bend Lakes. Join the Metro Parks Outdoor Inclusive Adventure an afternoon of canoeing, kayaking and fishing. Meet live reptiles and amphibians, make a nature craft to take home, and touch real animal furs. Boats and paddling instruction provided by HERO USA. Age 16 and younger. Registration is required. Visit www.OIA17.eventbrite.com to register. Email Jen Rosa at rosa@metroparks.net for more information.  

Check out the Columbus Fall Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Makoy Event Center in Hilliard. Join us at our new show location. We’ve moved to Hilliard. Fall is right around the corner, welcome it by shopping a variety of local handmade vendors. This large show will feature artists and crafters selling their original handmade items at this beautiful venue. Admission is $3 to the public, children under 12 are free. This event will also have a full concessions stand on site provided by the venue. A portion of proceeds will benefit local non-profit, Charity Newsies.

Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band is constantly on tour. They play nearly 300 gigs a year, bringing American country rock and blues to venues in almost every major American city. Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band will be dropping by Frankies Inner City to perform on Sept. 10. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $13 in advance, and $15 at the door.

The Carl Solway Gallery presents Distant Horizons: Pioneers in Psychedelic Art from Aug. 1 through Sept. 16. Each of the artists featured in this exhibit found their voice during the 60s, in the middle of the psychedelic revolution. Each one, a master at conveying abstract and dreamlike thought. Works include pieces by Isaac Abrams, Ira Cohen, Gerd Stern, USCO, and Tony Martin.

The Capital University hosts the exhibition Associated American Artists: Art by Subscription Sept. 11 through Dec. 2 at the Schumacher Gallery. In 1934, the morale of the American people was at an all-time low. During this difficult period, Reeves Lewenthal hatched a plan to form the Associated American Artists. The mission of the enterprise was to make art accessible, affordable, and attractive to Americans. During its more than four-decade span, Associated American Artists created an art series with hundreds of prints by dozens of its prominent artist members. These original impressions were available for sale for $5 each. Budding collectors sprung up across America and some of these collectors lived in and near Springfield, Ohio, resulting in this collection of limited series prints on loan from the Springfield Museum of Art. Reception: 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14.  (Please note: The gallery is closed Oct. 13-15 and Nov. 22-26.)

California heavy and alternative rock band Queens of the Stone Age will perform with opening artist Royal Blood at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12 in an outdoor show at Express Live! The Queens of the Stone Age line-up includes founder Josh Homme (lead vocals, guitar, piano), alongside longtime members Troy Van Leeuwen (guitar, lap steel, keyboard, percussion, backing vocals), Michael Shuman (bass guitar, keyboard, backing vocals), Dean Fertita (keyboards, guitar, percussion, backing vocals), and recent addition Jon Theodore (drums, percussion). Formed after the dissolution of Homme’s previous band, Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age developed a style of riff-oriented, heavy rock music. Their sound has since evolved to incorporate a variety of different styles and influences, including working with ZZ Top member Billy Gibbons, Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, and steady contributor Mark Lanegan. Royal Blood are an English rock duo formed in Brighton in 2013. The band’s sound is reminiscent of and rooted in modern blues rock, hard rock, garage rock, stoner rock and psychedelic rock. Their first album Royal Blood was released in August 2014. Tickets are $39.50 in advance, and $42 day of show.

Famed musician Denny Laine (Paul McCartney & Wings/Moody Blues) performs with the Cryers at 7 p.m. Sept. 12 at Woodlands Tavern. General Admission tickets are $22. Denny Laine (born Brian Frederick Hines, 29 October 1944) is an English musician, singer, songwriter and guitarist. He was an original member of the Moody Blues, singing the band’s first hit “Go Now” in 1964, and was a member of Wings with Paul McCartney from 1971 to 1981. In 1964, Laine left the Diplomats to join Mike Pinder in the Moody Blues and sang the group’s first big hit, “Go Now“; other early highlights included I Don’t Want To Go on Without You, another UK hit, and the two minor UK chart hits “From The Bottom of My Heart (I Love You)” and “Everyday” (both written by Laine and Pinder). He also notably sang on “Can’t Nobody Love You” and the harmonica-ripping “Bye Bye Bird” (a big hit in France). A self-titled EP and ‘The Magnificent Moodies’ LP on Decca followed. Laine and Pinder wrote most of The Moody Blues ‘B’ sides during the 1965-66 period, such as “You Don’t (All the Time)”, “And My Baby’s Gone” and “This Is My House”. However, Laine’s […]