Buy your tickets now!

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

Buy your tickets now for the upcoming Picnic with the Pops and Popcorn Pops concerts - they're some of the most popular summer events in central Ohio each summer!

The Columbus Symphony recently announced its lineup of shows that will be held at the Columbus Bicentennial Pavilion (160 S. High St.) in the Columbus Commons. For the Picnic with the Pops series, gates open at 5:30 pm. Pre-concert activities will be available from 5:30 to 6:45 pm. Concerts begin at 7 pm and run for approximately one hour.

Here are the two Popcorn Pops shows (tickets are only $8 for both children and adults):

Red, White, and Popcorn

Friday, June 26


Friday, July 24

Tickets can be purchased by phone at 614.228.8600, online at or, or in person at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), central Ohio Kroger Ticketmaster locations, or central Ohio Graeter's locations. Tickets may also be purchased at the gate on the night of the show. Children 2 and under are free.

And here are some more that we've got our eye on in the Picnic with the Pops series (for these shows, gates open at 6 pm and concerts begin at 8 pm):

Patriotic Pops

Saturday, July 4

Columbus' grand summer tradition continues as the Columbus Symphony celebrates the Fourth of July. Wave the flag, clap your hands, and stomp your feet to patriotic favorites and rousing Sousa marches including "The Stars and Stripes Forever" and other favorites. The evening is topped off with a brilliant fireworks display.

The Ohio State University Marching Band

Friday & Saturday, July 31 & August 1

Don the scarlet and gray and celebrate the coming season's gridiron clash with the Columbus Symphony and "The Pride of the Buckeyes." Don't miss the biggest tailgate party of the year with "The Best Damn Band in the Land" and fireworks!

Tickets are $23 for adults when purchased in advance by phone at 614.228.8600, online at or, in person at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), or at central Ohio Kroger Ticketmaster locations. Adult tickets are $25 on the day of the show. Tickets for children ages 3-14 are always $8 regardless of when or where they are purchased. Children 2 and under are free.

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