Five-Time Grammy Award Winning Artist Performs at Rhythm on the River

Lush harmonies paired with soulful melodies are what The Blind Boys of Alabama’s powerful sound has exemplified over their seven decade career. The Blind Boys of Alabama, true musical pioneers, have transcended time by being the most decorated and celebrated gospel groups throughout the 20th and 21st century.

In anticipation of the upcoming Rhythm on the River performance, we curated a compilation of music videos and interviews which embody The Blind Boys of Alabama’s journey through history— beginning with their performances in the mid 1960’s all the way up through their present day career which  includes collaborations with alternative artist, Bon Iver.

Enjoy the soulful sounds of one of the world’s best gospel group at the kick off of Rhythm on the River, June 2. Get a seat on the lawn early to watch Columbus’ own MojoFlo perform prior to The Blind Boys of Alabama. Food and beverage sales begin at 6:30 p.m. and music starts at 7:30 p.m.

Dynamic Performances This Summer at Rhythm on the River!

Friday evenings
Bicentennial Park Performing Arts Pavilion – 233 Civic Center Drive

FREE outdoor music and dance performances at Bicentennial Park are a great way to end your busy week! Food and beverage sales begin at 6:30 p.m., so we invite you to make it the perfect evening by enjoying a picnic under the stars!  Donatos will have hot pizza for sale by the slice or pie. The Columbus Recreation and Parks’ Strawberry Food Truck will be featuring a delicious menu from guest chefs. Proceeds from the Strawberry Truck help support free summer meals and after school programs offered by the department. For a special park dining experience, enjoy the performance and fabulous fountain views from Milestone 229’s covered patio (reservations recommended).

Mark your calendars for these exciting performances and click on the artist links below for more information:

June 2 | 7:30 p.m.
The Blind Boys of Alabama | MojoFlo (Gospel/Soul)

June 23 | 7:30 p.m.
The Fabulous Thunderbirds featuring Kim Wilson | Hadden Sayers Band (Blues/Rock)

July 14 | 7:30 p.m.
Evening of Bluegrass with Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper and The Seldom Scene

August 25 | 8:00 p.m.


Thank you to our generous partners:

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We’ll see you in June!