Rhythm on the River

RHYTHM ON THE RIVER

Featuring free performances by premier touring artists and local arts organizations, Rhythm on the River takes place at the Bicentennial Park Performing Arts Pavilion on select summer Friday evenings.  The beautiful park setting and Scioto Mile Fountain provide the perfect backdrop for exhilarating music and dance performances.

Make it a perfect evening by enjoying a picnic under the stars! Donatos Pizza will be on-site with delicious pizza by the slice or pie. Ice cold beer, soft drinks and water will also be available for purchase. For a special park dining experience, enjoy the performance and fabulous fountain views from the Milestone 229 covered patio (reservations recommended).

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2016 Rhythm on the River Dates
ROTR_June3
Free |  June 3, 2016 @ 7:30 pm
Bicentennial Park, 233 Civic Center Drive, Columbus, OH 43215

Rhythm on the River presents Arnett Howard Band at 7:30 p.m. Arnett Howard Band will have the whole family moving and grooving with their peppy blend of creole, cajun, zydeco and reggae music. Their musical concoction of Motown roots and Memphis-meets-New-Orleans rhythm and blues has drawn diverse…

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ROTR_FeatureImage_6-17-2016
Free |  June 17, 2016 @ 7:30 pm
Bicentennial Park, 233 Civic Center Drive, Columbus, OH 43215

Rhythm on the River Presents The Navigators at 7:30 p.m. They don’t play often, but when they do it’s for a cause.  Since their formation in 2003, The Navigators have benefited many local charities through their performances. The 13-piece Columbus-based band is comprised of current and…

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ROTR_June24
Free |  June 24, 2016 @ 7:30 pm
Bicentennial Park, 233 Civic Center Drive, Columbus, OH 43215

Rhythm on the River Presents Larry Sparks & The Lonesome Ramblers | Planet Riders at 7:30 p.m. After more than fifty years in the spotlight, Larry Sparks remains an absolute original. Beginning his career in the 1960s as a guitarist with the Stanley Brothers, Larry…

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ROTR_July8
Free |  July 8, 2016 @ 7:30 pm
Bicentennial Park, 233 Civic Center Drive, Columbus, OH 43215

Rhythm on the River Presents Popgun at 7:30 p.m. Comprised of some of Central Ohio’s most practiced musicians, Popgun puts a spunky spin on a variety of classic pop tunes. Group members also perform with other outstanding bands from the area, including the Floorwalkers, HooDoo…

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ROTR_July5
Free |  July 15, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
Bicentennial Park, 233 Civic Center Drive, Columbus, OH 43215

Rhythm on the River presents Ladysmith Black Mambazo at 8 p.m. With a deep respect for both its cultural and personal history, Ladysmith Black Mambazo is an ever-evolving group with a significant legacy. Noted as South Africa’s Cultural Ambassadors to the world by Nelson Mandela, Ladysmith Black…

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ROTR_FeatureImage_7-29-2016
Free |  July 29, 2016 @ 7:30 pm
Bicentennial Park, 233 Civic Center Drive, Columbus, OH 43215

Rhythm on the River Presents Omar Coleman & The Byron Stripling Blues Band featuring Bobby Floyd, Derek DiCenzo and Jim Rupp | Sean Carney Band at 7:30 p.m. Omar Coleman has established himself as a premier harmonica player and one of the most authentic and dynamic…

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ROTR_Aug5
Free |  August 5, 2016
Bicentennial Park, 233 Civic Center Drive, Columbus, OH 43215

Rhythm on the River presents JD Eicher at 7:30 p.m. Charming and contagious, JD Eicher and his band combine seasoned songwriting, swoon-worthy vocals and emphatic delivery to establish their own brand of subtle pop. Movies on the Mile presents Star Wars: The Force Awakens at…

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ROTR_Aug19
Free |  August 19, 2016
Bicentennial Park, 233 Civic Center Drive, Columbus, OH 43215

Rhythm on the River presents Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives | Jonalee White at 7:30 p.m. With a career that stretches more than 4 decades, Marty Stuart’s music reflects the rich legacy of his Mississippi roots and the intersection of gospel, drinking and cheating…

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NewBasicsBrassBand_BlogPost
Free |  August 26, 2016 @ 7:30 pm
Bicentennial Park, 233 Civic Center Drive, Columbus, OH 43215

Rhythm on the River Presents New Basics Brass Band at 7:30 p.m. New Basics Brass Band will bring their funky and upbeat sounds to Bicentennial Park for a full evening of music. About New Basics Brass Band | More than 20 years ago tenderfoot college music students…

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ROTR_Sept2
Free |  September 2, 2016
Bicentennial Park, 233 Civic Center Drive, Columbus, OH 43215

Rhythm on the River presents BalletMet at 8 p.m. Join BalletMet for an evening of inspiration alfresco. This co-production with the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department will feature BalletMet dancers performing excerpts from the company’s 2016/17 season, including both classical and contemporary works. With the…

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