Flyover Fest returning to Columbus in May

Andy Downing
Joey Aich

Flyover Fest is set to hit Columbus for a third time, touching down May 8-11 at venues citywide.

This year’s version of the music and literature fest, which was launched by the folks at indie publishing house Two Dollar Radio, features appearances from poet Danez Smith, a 2017 National Book Award finalist for his collection Don’t Call Us Dead: Poems, eternally chill Boston MC Michael Christmas (“I know I’m not the only one, though/Who would rather sleep than have fun, though,” he raps on “Not the Only One,” which is some refreshing honesty I can get behind), Oklahoma-raised punks Broncho and Free Cake for Every Creature, aka Philly musician Katie Bennett, whose hushed, lo-fi 2018 album The Bluest Star landed in Rolling Stone’s list of the top 50 albums of the year.

Events are scheduled to take place at Two Dollar Radio Headquarters on the South Side, as well as the Wexner Center for the Arts on campus and Old North venues Ace of Cups, Spacebar and Bossy Grrls Pin-Up Joint.

Additional announced appearances include 2018 National Book Award finalist Erika L. Sanchez, local rapper Joey Aich, who will also perform with newborn hip-hop collective Carried By Six at Ace of Cups on Thursday, Feb. 28, and poet/Alive columnist Scott Woods, who likely will have recovered from his recent, king cake-inspired religious experience by the time he has to read here.

Ticket information and a full list of performers can be viewed by visiting