Picnic With the Pops 2022 program unveiled by Columbus Symphony
One of the summer outdoor musical events under marquee will appeal to fans of the O’Jays, disco music, patriotic tunes and the Best Damn Band in the Land.
the Columbus Symphony announced the schedule for the 2022 edition of Picnic With the Pops on Wednesday. The symphony orchestra will provide orchestral support for an assortment of pop and rock acts at concerts taking place in June and July at John F. Wolfe Columbus CommonsEast Rich and South High streets.
• June 18: The R&B group The O’Jays – inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2005, best known for songs such as “Love Train” – will launch the series.
• June 25: The symphony orchestra will present ‘Boogie Wonder Band’, featuring disco music and, for audience members who choose to dress like it’s 1979, a ‘Best Dressed Disco Dancer’ competition.
• July 2nd : “Patriotic Pops” – featuring symphonic music to celebrate Independence Day as well as fireworks – will return.
• July 9th : Landslide – A tribute to the music of Fleetwood Mac will perform. A full rock band joins the Columbus Symphony for an evening of smash hits including ‘Go Your Own Way’, ‘Rhiannon’, ‘Dreams’, ‘The Chain’ and of course ‘Landslide’.
• July 16: Singer Christopher Cross, a five-time Grammy winner who also won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for ‘Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do)’ from Dudley Moore’s comedy ‘Arthur’, will join the symphony on July 16 .
• July 23: Windborne’s The Music of the Rolling Stones: Mick Jagger and Keith Richards 1969. An orchestral rock symphony with a full rock band and lead singer MiG Ayesa delivering the Rolling Stones’ greatest hits including ‘Satisfaction’, ‘Paint It Black’ , “Ruby Tuesday”, “Honky Tonk Woman” and “Angie.
• July 29-30: The program will conclude, as it traditionally does, with the Symphony pairing with the Ohio State University Marching Band for two shows on July 29 and 30.
All shows will begin at 8 p.m. and most will be conducted by Pops’ lead bandleader, Stuart Chafetz.
Lawn general admission tickets are $36.75, or $10.50 for ages 3 to 12 and free for ages 2 and under. Tables for 4, 8 or 10 people cost between $231 and $893.
Popcorn Pops concerts for families and children will take place at 7 p.m. on June 24 and July 22 (pre-concert activities begin at 5:30 p.m.). Tickets are $12 or $10.50 for ages 3 to 12 and free for ages 2 and under.
For more information, visit www.columbussymphony.com.