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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. The Columbus Recreation and Parks’ Strawberry Food Truck will be at all performances this year featuring a specialty menu from guest chefs. Proceeds help support free summer meals and after school programs offered by the department. 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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2017 Rhythm on the River Dates
ROTR_June2-2017
Free |  Friday | June 2, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Bicentennial Park, 233 Civic Center Drive, Columbus, OH 43215

The Blind Boys of Alabama (http://www.blindboys.com/) have the rare distinction of being recognized around the world as both living legends and modern-day innovators. They are not just gospel singers borrowing from old traditions –the group helped to define those traditions in the 20th century and…

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ROTR_June23-2017
Free |  Friday | June 23, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Bicentennial Park, 233 Civic Center Drive, Columbus, OH 43215

For more than 30 years, The Fabulous Thunderbirds (http://fabulousthunderbirds.com/) have been the quintessential American band. Led by Kim Wilson, songwriter, lead vocalist and commander of the harmonica, the Grammy-nominated band’s distinctive and powerful sound mixes Texas blues and southern rock with harmonica laced swamp blues…

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ROTR_July14-2017
Free |  Friday | July 14, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Bicentennial Park, 233 Civic Center Drive, Columbus, OH 43215

Rhythm On The River presents An Evening Of Bluegrass at 7:30 p.m. What does it take for a bluegrass band to remain popular for more than four decades? For The Seldom Scene (https://www.seldomscene.com/home), it’s taken not only talented musicians, a signature sound, and a solid…

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ROTR_Aug25-2017
Free |  Friday | August 25, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Bicentennial Park, 233 Civic Center Drive, Columbus, OH 43215

Join BalletMet (https://www.balletmet.org/) for an evening of inspiration alfresco. This co-production with the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department will celebrate the past, present and future of BalletMet and their milestone 40th Anniversary season. With the backdrop of the city, enjoy some of the most iconic…

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