Top things to do in Columbus for Aug. 2-4
The Patchbay Music Festival, Sunday, Aug. 4
Land-Grant Brewing will host the first-ever event organized by The Patchbay, a music blog for empowering and connecting Columbus musicians. Check out sets from local acts like Zoo Trippin’, The Broken Relics and Souther, featuring the powerful and heartfelt vocals of singer Carly Fratianne. The free fest aims to raise awareness and fundraising opportunities for Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s On Our Sleeves campaign for mental health. thepatchbay.live/patchbay-fest
Dublin Irish Festival, Friday, Aug.2-Sunday, Aug. 4
Dust off your kilt and grab your bagpipes—the world’s largest three-day Irish festival returns to Central Ohio as the Dublin Irish Festival kicks off this Friday at 4 p.m. Running through Sunday evening, all the usual—Celtic sports and canines, kids’ activities, whiskey tastings, Irish song and dance, a genealogy tent and more—will be on hand. Our pick? The “bagrock” tunes of the Red Hot Chilli Pipers—self-styled as “the most famous bagpipe band on the planet.” They’ll take the Celtic Rock Stage each night of the fest. dublinirishfestival.org
JazZoo: Nelson Rangell, Friday, Aug. 2
Saxophonist and flutist Nelson Rangell is known for his versatility, switching effortlessly from alto soprano to tenor sax, then taking it up the scale with a virtuosic command of flute and piccolo. He'll be performing "Smooth Jazz for a Hot Summer Night" with the Columbus Jazz Orchestra at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium as part of the JazZoo summer concert series. jazzartsgroup.org/jazzoo
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