Rayland Baxter Headlines WinterFest 2018

Posted on October 24, 2018

Rayland Baxter Photo by Shervin Lainez

Rayland Baxter
Photo by Shervin Lainez

SATURDAY, DEC. 1    |    11 A.M. – 4 P.M.    |    BICENTENNIAL PARK

Join us for the second annual WinterFest, a celebration of giving featuring local and national musical acts, seasonal ales from hometown breweries and favorite dishes from Columbus food trucks. Nationally recognized Nashville artist Rayland Baxter headlines the event on Saturday, Dec.1, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in Bicentennial Park. A portion of food truck and beer sales will be donated to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank. CD102.5, The Alternative Station, is the promotional partner for WinterFest.

Baxter’s built a career on capturing timeless, deeply human sentiments, bringing colorful characters to vivid life with equal parts humor and pathos. His debut album, ‘feathers & fishhooks,’ was a critical hit praised by Interview for its “well-worn maturity.” The music earned Baxter festival appearances from Bonnaroo to Newport Folk in addition to tours with an astonishing array of artists, including Jason Isbell, The Lumineers, Kacey Musgraves, The Head and The Heart, Shakey Graves, Lauryn Hill, and Grace Potter.

CRPD staff and volunteers will be on hand selling hand-crafted bowls as part of the Empty Bowls initiative which supports the Mid-Ohio Foodbank. Now in its 21st year, Empty Bowls has raised more than $250,000 to fight hunger in our community.

In addition to WinterFest, the Scioto Mile will be aglow with thousands of twinkling lights beginning Nov. 21 adding an air of festivity to downtown Columbus.

WinterFest is presented by the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department and made possible through the generous support of CD102.5, The Alternative Station and Mike Gallicchio.

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