Rossen Milanov, Music Director

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June 15, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Generation Radio with Jason Scheff and Jay DeMarcus

Columbus Commons 160 South High Street, Columbus, OH, United States

Stuart Chafetz, Conductor Generation Radio starring Jason Scheff, lead singer of the band Chicago and Columbus native Jay Demarcus, lead singer and keyboard player for Rascal Flats join to play... Read more »

June 21, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Celebrate Summer!

Columbus Commons 160 South High Street, Columbus, OH, United States

Andres Lopera, Conductor Schools out! Enjoy our first Nationwide Popcorn Pops concert of the summer which will include some of your Pixar and Disney movie favorites and is sure to get everyone dancing... Read more »

June 22, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Violent Femmes

Columbus Commons 160 South High Street, Columbus, OH, United States

Stuart Chafetz, Conductor Platinum-selling, folk rock band Violent Femmes joins the Columbus Symphony to celebrate their groundbreaking sound and cult classic hits like“Add it Up,” “Blister in the Sun,” “Kiss... Read more »

June 29, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Patriotic Pops – A Gershwin Celebration

Columbus Commons 160 South High Street, Columbus, OH, United States

Stuart Chafetz, Conductor The Columbus Symphony will celebrate the holiday with a tribute to George Gershwin’s hits including a special performance of “Rhapsody in Blue,” which marks its 100th anniversary in 2024. Enjoy your favorite patriotic melodies, an appearance by a U.S. Color Guard, a military branch recognition, and a flyover by members of the Cincinnati Warbirds all... Read more »

July 6, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Windborne The Music of Led Zeppelin

Columbus Commons 160 South High Street, Columbus, OH, United States

This show features a massive array of songs from the Led Zeppelin catalog, including “Kashmir,” “Black Dog,” “Good Times, Bad Times,” “All of My Love,” and of course, “Stairway to Heaven.” It’s a rock show for rockers! Get ready to be amazed!

July 12, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Carnival!

Columbus Commons 160 South High Street, Columbus, OH, United States

Andres Lopera, Conductor Join us under the big-top pavilion at the Columbus Commons and see what all the hullaballoo is about! Relax on the lawn and enjoy our second Nationwide Popcorn Pops concert which includes many dance-worthy and carnival-inspired favorites. Stay around after the concert for a free screening of Ratatouille sponsored by the Columbus Commons.

July 13, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Nas with the Columbus Symphony

Columbus Commons 160 South High Street, Columbus, OH, United States

Stuart Chafetz, Conductor Nas stands tall as one of New York City’s leading rap/hip-hop voices with a self-empowered swagger that has endeared him to critics and fans alike! This summer he teams up with the Columbus Symphony to stage a symphonic rendition of “Illmatic,” one of the most revered albums in hip-hop history.

July 20, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Cody Fry

Columbus Commons 160 South High Street, Columbus, OH, United States

Gary Fry, Conductor Grammy Award nominee and American Idol finalist Cody Fry brings his singer-songwriter talents and genre-bending music to Columbus for one night only! Fry’s popular musical fusions and orchestrations have made him a viral sensation eclipsing 200 million global streams on TikTok and attracting a devout audience and fan base.

JUL 26-27

The Ohio State University Marching Band

Columbus Commons 160 South High Street, Columbus, OH, United States

Stuart Chafetz & Dr. Christopher Hoch, Conductor Nationwide Picnic with the Pops wouldn’t be the same without the long tradition of welcoming The Best Damn Band in the Land! Our series ends with an ode to the Buckeyes and the upcoming season, featuring your favorite fight songs and battle cries topped off with fireworks.