Dec. 8-14 concerts + new shows on sale

A rundown of select concerts taking place this week (Metz, Genesis, Playboi Carti), plus recently announced shows: Bright Eyes, the Menzingers and more

Joel Oliphint
Columbus Alive
Rapper Playboi Carti will perform at Nationwide Arena on Friday, Dec. 10.

Read our editor's note on upcoming concerts here, and be aware that, in addition to a citywide indoor mask mandate, some artists and many concert venues are now requiring proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID test for entry. Here's a guide to proof-of-vaccine requirements for Columbus music venues.

On sale now:

The Menzingers, Oso Oso at Athenaeum Theatre on April 6

On sale Friday, Dec. 10:

Lettuce at Newport Music Hall on March 30

Flobots at Rumba Cafe on March 30

Laundry Day at the Basement on April 2

Knocked Loose: A Tear In The Fabric Of Life Tour at Athenaeum Theatre on April 3

Bright Eyes at Express Live on April 3


Select concerts occurring Dec. 8-14:

Wednesday, Dec. 8

Genesis at Nationwide Arena

Wib Schneider at Natalie's Grandview

Chris Trapper at Natalie's Worthington


Thursday, Dec. 9

AJR, Spencer Sutherland, Cousin Simple at Express Live

Mitis at Skully’s

The Queers, Suzi Moon, the Raging Nathans at Rumba Cafe

Steel Panther at the Bluestone

Jim Lauderdale at Natalie's Grandview

Micah Kesserling at Natalie's Worthington


Friday, Dec. 10

Playboi Carti at Nationwide Arena

Blackstarkids, beabadoobee at Newport Music Hall

90s Kids at Skully’s

Sylmar at Rumba Cafe

Coin, Mazie at Express Live

Buffalo Ryders, Forever Strange, Sparky & The Hills at Spacebar

Stephen Kellogg at Woodlands Tavern


Saturday, Dec. 11

Khruangbin at Express Live

James Taylor, Jackson Browne at Nationwide Arena

Frozen Soul, Sanguisugabogg at Ace of Cups

Dar Williams at Thirty One West

Intervals at Skully’s

Heart to Gold, Palette Knife at Big Room Bar

J Roddy Walston Christmas concert at Rumba Cafe

Steven King, Maddy Ciampa at Natalie’s Worthington

Bridesmaid, Bribed Fuzz, The Most Falcons, Unchipped at Spacebar

The Glorious Sons, the Worn Flints at Newport Music Hall

Stella, Wasp Factory, Cellar Dwellar at Cafe Bourbon St.

David Shaw at A&R Bar


Sunday, Dec. 12

Pentatonix at Nationwide Arena

Keith Larsen, Parker Macdonell, Eric Gnezda at Natalie's Worthington


Monday, Dec. 13

Robert DeLong at Skully’s


Tuesday, Dec. 14

Metz at A&R Bar

All Them Witches at Skully’s