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The What? Music And Arts Festival Will Return In August

The What? Music And Arts Festival is back.

The festival will return Friday, August 6-7 2021 in Franklinton. This year’s festival will include auditory experiences, mind-bending interactive artistry, holistic wellness programs, and educational workshops.

Tickets for the festival go on sale on Friday, April 23 at 10 a.m. and festival-goers can expect live music, live muralists, art galleries, interactive installations, food, and vendors.

“What? Productions’ focus continues to be on providing a platform for emerging artists,” explains festival co-founder Ryan McKee. “By expanding the event’s footprint and timeline we hope to foster more interactions between artists and fans. We want to help grow the Columbus artistic community, connecting new audiences and facilitating collaboration.”

This year’s festival is expanding beyond 400 West Rich to the full 400 Square— the 400th block of both Rich and Town Street in Franklinton, home to 400 West Rich, Strongwater, The Vanderelli Room, and Chromedge Studios.

What? Music And Arts Festival is curated to inspire attendees, providing an inclusive and supportive space for self-expression, and to provide participating artists from musical, visual and performance backgrounds with a new pathway of exposure.

The team behind the festival is dedicated to keeping attendees, volunteers, and teams safe, evolving their safety precautions to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal guidelines.

If you’re interested in participating in the festival as an artist, you can visit for more info. Artists of all kinds are encouraged to apply including visual artists, performers, musicians, live painters, etc.

For more info about the festival, you can visit their website here.