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Music in the Parks

June 30 @ 7:00 pm-8:30 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until July 14, 2022

One event on July 21, 2022 at 6:00 pm

One event on October 2, 2022 at 1:00 pm

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy live music in UA’s beautiful parks! All concerts are free and everyone is welcome. Arrive early to grab your spot and some food from featured food trucks at each event.

Concerts will be moved indoors to the Amelita Mirolo Barn in case of rain. Follow the Parks and Recreation Facebook Page for updates.

Thank you to our Event Sponsor: Pagetech Limited | Funding support provided by Ohio Arts Council Ohio Arts Council Logo

2022 Music in the Parks Lineup

Ladies of Longford
Contemporary Celtic
June 9 | 7-8:30pm @ Sunny 95 Park
//ladiesoflongford.com/
//www.facebook.com/LadiesOfLongfordFanPage

Ladies of Longford were a huge hit at their 2021 Music in the Parks performance and we are excited to welcome them back this summer. The Ladies of Longford serve up a unique blend of Contemporary Celtic, Traditional Irish and fresh acoustic styles. They are most often defined by their superb vocal harmonies and excellent musicianship. This high energy, all woman band will bring Celtic music to your soul!
Food Trucks: Pitabilities and Kona Ice

Paisha Thomas
Soul/Roots
June 16 | 7-8:30pm @ Sunny 95 Park
//www.facebook.com/paishaband
//wosu.org/broad-high-presents-paisha-thomas/

Paisha Thomas is an artist, an activist, a songwriter, a musician and a fighter for peace. A descendent of the Randolph Freed People – a group of 383 freed slaves who traveled by foot from Roanoke, Virginia to their promised land in Ohio in 1846 only to be turned away by violent mobs. Paisha’s music preserves not only her family history but sings to the current social and racial injustices in our country. Through recognizable covers and her originals Paisha’s music seeks to answer the question – When will we overcome?
Food Trucks: Dos Hermanos and Graeter’s Ice Cream

Josh Gilbert Band
Americana, Blues & Rock
Performance of CCT’s Annie KIDS @ 6pm (Cancelled)
Performance by Musicologie @ 6pm
June 23 | 7-8:30pm @ Sunny 95 Park
//www.facebook.com/joshgilbertmusic
//joshgilbertband.com/

Packing a Southern Rock/Pop, Blues & Americana sound and positive, family-friendly message, some describe Josh Gilbert Band as an upbeat tempo with a splash of John Mayer Trio and a kick of Stevie Ray Vaughan. Hailing originally from Chattanooga, TN, Josh has toured across the U.S. and Canada for over 12 years, with over 1,000 performances to date.
​Food Trucks: Por’ketta and Drank Tank

The Big Badd
Top 40, Rock, Funk
June 30 | 7-8:30pm @ Sunny 95 Park
//www.thebigbadd.com/
//www.facebook.com/thebigbadd/

Formed in 2016, The Big Badd combines the worlds of pop, rock, funk, and jazz with multiple vocalists, 3 horns, and a great rhythm section. 100% local to Columbus, their members can be found teaching lessons, directing high school bands, and performing across the city! They love to get together and bring a fresh sound to old classics and reimagine new hits!
Food Trucks: Dos Hermanos

Dawna
Roots, Rock and Blues
July 7 | 7-8:30pm @ Thompson Park South
//www.columbusoriginals.com/dawna
//www.facebook.com/dawnaband.oh

Dawna is an eclectic rock band led by mesmerizing front man Jesse Henry (The Spikedrivers, Strutterfly). Backed by keyboardist Ryan Paradise and power trio The High Definitions the band’s dynamic musicianship elevates Henry’s performance to new heights.

Tight harmonies, arrangements, and talented musicians are the foundation of Dawna’s unique sound. Henry’s songwriting establishes a modern identity while paying homage to American roots, blues, jazz, and country. Together, Dawna creates soundscapes, and adventurous imagery that take the listener on a fun, thoughtful, and soulful journey.
​Food Trucks: PitabilitiesFunnel Cake Station and Drank Tank

The Mighty Troubadours
Contemporary Bluegrass
July 14 | 7-8:30pm @ Thompson Park South
//www.facebook.com/themightytroubadours

The Mighty Troubadours are a vocally-oriented string-band that offers an eclectic blend of traditional and contemporary bluegrass music. With a combination of original music and covers, they play a few different styles of bluegrass music. This eclectic mix of styles is unified by the common threads of acoustic settings on mandolin, banjo, dobro, guitar, violin, and bass. Their soulful harmonies and “grassy” instrumentation encompass a true Americana style.
​Food Trucks: Dos Hermanos and Por’ketta

NACHO Street Band @ Summer Celebration
New Orleans Jazz, Pop and Funk
July 21 | 6-9pm @ Thompson Park North
//sites.google.com/view/nachoband/home
//www.facebook.com/NACHOStreetband

Comprised of Nationwide Children’s Hospital staff, families, and friends, NACHO Street Band works to raise awareness and money for the hospital and Ronald McDonald House of Central Ohio. They believe music is medicine and aspire to use music as a way to provide a positive distraction from stress and worry for patients, families and the community. Enjoy this exceptional performance during the annual Summer Celebration at Thompson Park. Bring the whole family and join in the fun!
Food Trucks: Cousins Maine Lobster, Kona Ice, Little Ladies Soft Serve and Drank Tank

Raquel & the Wildflowers @ Fall Festival
Country/Rock
October 2 | 1-5pm @ Fancyburg Park
//raquelwildflowers.com/about
//www.facebook.com/Raquelwildflowers/

Raquel & the Wildflowers will be sure to grab your attention at this year’s Fall Festival. This nationally touring energetic powerhouse blends the sound of traditional country music with a rock and roll drive.

Details

Date:
June 30
Time:
7:00 pm-8:30 pm
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Organizer

Parks & Recreation
Phone:
614-583-5300
Email:
parks@uaoh.net

Venue

Various Locations
Upper Arlington, OH 43221 United States + Google Map
Phone:
614-583-5000

Submissions to our Community Calendar
As a service to the community, the City hosts an online Community Calendar. We invite you to submit details of upcoming special events that are open to and promote government interests of the community at-large, as determined by the City of Upper Arlington.

To submit a calendar listing, please use this online form. Submissions should include a photograph (no posters or logos) with an exact size of 1920 pixels wide x 1275 pixels high. We recommend that you submit items at least three months in advance, since we may include some community events in the City’s print and e-newsletters as space allows.

The City will not post routine items such as programs, club meetings or classes. The inclusion of a special event does not represent an endorsement from the City. The City reserves complete control of any event postings on the Community Calendar and has final approval authority over them. Community Calendar postings are not intended to, and do not, create a public or designated forum for private speech of any kind. The City reserves its right to refuse a submission.

Special Event Application Notice
The City has an application and permitting process in place for special events that require the use of City property and/or City logistical and planning support. This includes quarterly submission deadlines in advance of a planned event so that Staff have ample time to review all requests and manage its finite supply of equipment and staffing while balancing its support of longstanding community events with new and unique event proposals.

There is a $100 application fee.

2022 Event Planning Schedule

For Events Held:  Application Deadline Meeting Review Date
April 1 – June 30 January 17 February 2
July 1 – September 30 April 18 May 4
October 1 – December 31 July 18 August 3
January 1 – March 31, 2023 October 17, 2022 November 2, 2022

Apply for Special Event Permit Here

Submissions to our Community Calendar
As a service to the community, the City hosts an online Community Calendar. We invite you to submit details of upcoming special events that are open to and promote government interests of the community at-large, as determined by the City of Upper Arlington.

To submit a calendar listing, please use this online form. Submissions should include a photograph (no posters or logos) with an exact size of 1920 pixels wide x 1275 pixels high. We recommend that you submit items at least three months in advance, since we may include some community events in the City’s print and e-newsletters as space allows.

The City will not post routine items such as programs, club meetings or classes. The inclusion of a special event does not represent an endorsement from the City. The City reserves complete control of any event postings on the Community Calendar and has final approval authority over them. Community Calendar postings are not intended to, and do not, create a public or designated forum for private speech of any kind. The City reserves its right to refuse a submission.

Special Event Application Notice
The City has an application and permitting process in place for special events that require the use of City property and/or City logistical and planning support. This includes quarterly submission deadlines in advance of a planned event so that Staff have ample time to review all requests and manage its finite supply of equipment and staffing while balancing its support of longstanding community events with new and unique event proposals.

There is a $100 application fee.

2022 Event Planning Schedule

For Events Held:  Application Deadline Meeting Review Date
April 1 – June 30 January 17 February 2
July 1 – September 30 April 18 May 4
October 1 – December 31 July 18 August 3
January 1 – March 31, 2023 October 17, 2022 November 2, 2022

Apply for Special Event Permit Here

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