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Rewind To The Early 2000s With Free Summer Concerts At Columbus Commons

This summer, Downtown Columbus, Inc. and the Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) are bringing a delightful blast from the past with two free concerts at Columbus Commons.

Whether you’re a fan of soulful ballads or high-energy rock, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Let’s rewind to the early 2000s and soak up some fantastic live music.

June 30: Gavin DeGraw and Colbie Caillat

Mark your calendars for Sunday, June 30, because Gavin DeGraw and Colbie Caillat are set to serenade the crowd with their unforgettable hits. DeGraw, known for his heartfelt songs like “I Don’t Want to Be” and “Chariot,” will share the stage with the Grammy-winning Colbie Caillat, whose soothing voice brought us “Bubbly” and “Realize.” This is a concert you won’t want to miss, promising an evening filled with nostalgic tunes and summer vibes.

Tickets for this event will be available starting Wednesday, June 5, at 10 a.m. They are free but required for entry, so be sure to snag yours quickly. Tickets are limited and will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis through the Columbus Commons website.

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August 25: Sugar Ray, Tonic, and Lit

As summer winds down, gear up for another unforgettable evening on Sunday, August 25, with Sugar Ray, Tonic, and Lit. Sugar Ray, famous for their breezy hit “Every Morning,” will be joined by Tonic, known for their alt-rock classic “If You Could Only See,” and Lit, the band behind the catchy anthem “My Own Worst Enemy.” This lineup promises an energetic and fun-filled concert that will have everyone singing along.

Tickets for this concert will be released on Wednesday, July 31, at 10 a.m. Just like the first concert, tickets are free but required for entry and can be reserved online on a first-come, first-serve basis.

More Than Just Concerts

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But wait, there’s more! Columbus Commons is not just about these two amazing concerts. The 2024 season is packed with over 200 events that include free local concerts, outdoor movies, carousel rides, and fitness classes.

Foodies will love the Food Truck Food Court, which offers a diverse array of delicious options. There’s truly something for everyone, making Columbus Commons the place to be this summer.

READ MORE: The Best Things To Do This Summer At The Columbus Commons

Plan Your Visit

Getting to Columbus Commons is a breeze, with easy and convenient parking available just south of the venue. For those looking to enjoy all that the Commons has to offer, be sure to check out the full season calendar on their website. It’s your one-stop shop for all event details and ticket reservations.

So, dust off those old CDs, grab your friends, and get ready to enjoy some fantastic music and events at Columbus Commons this summer.