Aug. 18-24 concerts + new shows on sale

A rundown of select concerts taking place this week (Afroman, Jeffrey Gaines), plus recently announced shows: Frank Turner, Bad Religion, Aaron Lee Tasjan

Joel Oliphint
Columbus Alive
Afroman will perform at Woodlands Tavern on Friday, Aug. 20.

Read our editor's note on upcoming concerts here, and be aware that some artists and many concert venues are now requiring proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID test for entry.

On sale now:

The Violent at Rumba Cafe on Sept. 26

Agent Orange at Rumba Cafe on Oct. 18

Frank Turner at the Basement on Oct. 24

Ekoostik Hookah at Newport Music Hall on Oct. 30

Bad Religion, Alkaline Trio at Express Live on Nov. 10

Spencer Crandall at A&R Bar on Nov. 11

Sgt. Peppercorn's Marathon at Athenaeum Theatre on Dec. 4

On sale Friday, Aug. 20:

Lily at the Basement on Oct. 22

Aaron Lee Tasjan at Rumba Cafe on Nov. 17

Mitchell Tenpenny at Express Live on Dec. 17


Select concerts occurring Aug. 18-24:

Wednesday, Aug. 18

Squeeze at Express Live (outdoors)

The Dude Ranch at Rumba Cafe

Cap City Crush: Grizzly, Chanelle Kazadi, OG Vern, Hype Level Midnite at Woodlands Tavern

Such Sweet Thunder at Natalie's Grandview


Thursday, Aug. 19

Louis the Child at Express Live (outdoors)

Shayna Steele at Natalie's Grandview

Space Canoe Records Showcase at Rambling House

Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble at Natalie's Worthington


Friday, Aug. 20

Old Crow Medicine Show at Express Live (outdoors)

Afroman at Woodlands Tavern

The Randys at Rambling House

Sylmar, Oregon Space Trail Of Doom, Courtney From Work at Ace of Cups

Mike Mains & the Branches at Rumba Cafe

The Electric Hand at Spacebar

Prime Directive, Howling Commandos split release at Summit Music Hall

Sean Carney & the Joint Rockers at Natalie's Worthington


Saturday, Aug. 21

20 years of Two Cow Garage at Rumba Cafe

Forever Strange, Nothin’ at Spacebar

Mery Steel at Rambling House

Jared Mahone at Natalie's Grandview

Amun release show at Summit Music Hall

The Elovators at Woodlands Tavern


Sunday, Aug. 22

Jeffrey Gaines at Natalie's Grandview

Me & Lil Brother at Rambling House

Matt O'Ree Band at Natalie's Worthington


Monday, Aug. 23

Dropkick Murphys, Rancid at Express Live (outdoors)


Tuesday, Aug. 24

Cloud Nothings at Ace of Cups