These Are Some Of The Concerts Coming To Columbus In 2021

Coming out of the pandemic is going to be full of uncanny moments where we do something that was once routine for the first time since February or March of 2020.

I had a moment recently where I realized live music venues would be re-opening soon and that I would need to get back into the old routine of looking for upcoming shows. Imagine my surprise when I realized the Columbus concert calendar is already filling up in the back half of this year, with many shows already on sale.

Here is a selection of those concerts, with the caveat that these are all going to be riskier purchases than usual, for some time still. There’s no way to know whether a new COVID-19 variant or outbreak might cause the temporary shutdown of music venues again, but I know it was worth it to my mental health to take that risk and pay the exorbitant Ticketmaster fees for a Julien Baker show at Newport Music Hall in September. Having a concert to look forward to for the first time in well over a year is a tremendous feeling.

This list is just a sampling, albeit with an effort made to span genres and musical tastes. And, of course, as things open up I expect many more shows to be announced, but this is the state of play as of June 1st. Let’s dive in.

Summer

June 6
Lost Dog Street Band
The Athenaeum Theatre | Tickets

July 12
Electric Six w/ VOLK
Rumba Cafe | Tickets

July 22
Jocelyn & Chris
Rumba Cafe | Tickets

July 27
Hoko
The Basement | Tickets

July 29
Reverend Horton Heat w/ Hackensaw Boys
Skully’s Music Diner | Tickets

July 31
Bully w/ Tweens
Skully’s Music Diner | Tickets

John R. Miller
Rumba Cafe | Tickets

August 2
AG Club
The Basement | Tickets

WikiMichael Morel

August 3
Modest Mouse
Express Live! | Tickets

August 6-7
What? Music and Arts Festival
Franklinton | Tickets

August 13
The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show: Brit Floyd
Express Live! | Tickets

Jackie Venson
Rumba Cafe | Tickets

August 17
The Hella Mega Tour: Green Day / Fall Out Boy / Weezer
Historic Crew Stadium | Tickets

August 18
Marc Cohn
The Athenaeum | Tickets

August 19
Louis The Child
Express Live! | Tickets

August 20
The Dead South
Newport Music Hall | Tickets

August 21
Leslie Mendelson
Rumba Cafe | Tickets

August 27-28
CAAMP
Express Live! | Tickets

August 28
The Lonely Ones
Newport Music Hall | Tickets

August 28-29
Wonderbus Music Festival
The Lawn At CES | Tickets

WikiTristan Loper

Guided By Voices
Skully’s Music Diner | Tickets

August 31
Sad Summer Festival
Express Live! | Tickets

Fall

September 3-4
Breakaway Music Festival
Historic Crew Stadium | Tickets

September 3
Marc Rebillet
Newport Music Hall | Tickets

Lady A
Express Live! | Tickets

September 4
Vesperteen
Rumba Cafe | Tickets

Wiki

Waxahatchee
Skully’s Music Diner | Tickets

September 7
Faye Webster
A&R Music Bar | Tickets

September 10
Jelly Roll
Express Live! | Tickets

Moon Taxi
Newport Music Hall | Tickets

Paul Thorn
The Athenaeum | Tickets

September 12
Emily Rowed & Marielle Kraft
Rumba Cafe | Tickets

WikiDavid Lee

September 14
Japanese Breakfast
The Athenaeum | Tickets

September 15
Bleachers
Express Live! | Tickets

Michigan Rattlers
The Basement | Tickets

September 20
Primus
Express Live! | Tickets

Future Islands
Newport Music Hall | Tickets

September 22
Dance Gavin Dance
Express Live! | Tickets

September 23
Guns ‘N’ Roses
Schottenstein Center | Tickets

Watsky
Newport Music Hall | Tickets

September 24
Glass Animals
Express Live! | Tickets

September 25
Simple Plan / New Found Glory
Express Live! | Tickets

September 28
Julien Baker
Newport Music Hall | Tickets

Wiki

September 30
Dinosaur Jr.
The Athanaeum Theatre | Tickets

October 1
Mt Joy & Trampled By Turtles
Express Live! | Tickets

Arlo Parks
The Basement | Tickets

October 8
Larkin Poe
Newport Music Hall | Tickets

October 10
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Express Live! | Tickets

Idles
Newport Music Hall | Tickets

October 12
Lucy Dacus
Newport Music Hall | Tickets

October 14
Drive By Truckers
Newport Music Hall | Tickets

October 17
The Airborne Toxic Event
Newport Music Hall | Tickets

November 2
Tech N9ne
Express Live! | Tickets

Chicago
Palace Theatre | Tickets

November 3
Sylvan Esso
Express Live! | Tickets

November 6
Purity Ring
Newport Music Hall | Tickets

November 11
Lucy Daigle
Schottenstein Center | Tickets

November 18
Midland
Express Live! | Tickets

The Lemonheads
The Athenaeum Theatre | Tickets

November 19
Red Wanting Blue
The Athenaeum Theatre | Tickets

November 20
The Driver Era
Newport Music Hall | Tickets

November 20
Chvrches
Express Live! | Tickets

November 24
Theory Of A Deadman
Express Live! | Tickets

Winter


December 8
Genesis
Nationwide Arena | Tickets

December 10
COIN
Express Live! | Tickets

December 11
The Glorious Sons
Newport Music Hall | Tickets

December 17
Anderson East
Newport Music Hall | Tickets

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