Perry tour opens in Columbus

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WITNESS: The Tour KICKS OFF at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus on September 7

Katy Perry announced the June 9 release of her new album, Witness (Capitol Records), and an extensive arena tour kicking off at the Schottenstein Center on September 7, 2017.

With Witness, Katy reflects on the changes in her life and the world around her, delivering songs that challenge and inspire. The singles released thus far – Platinum-certified “Chained to the Rhythm” featuring Skip Marley; and follow-up single, “Bon Appétit” featuring Migos – hint at the breadth of the musical/thematic elements on Witness.

Each ticket purchase for “Witness: The Tour” includes a pre-order for “Witness: The Album.”

Tickets for the concert go on sale to general public, Monday May 22 at 10 A.M.

WITNESS: The Tour follows Katy’s sold-out, 151-date Prismatic World Tour, which concluded in 2015 hailed by Rolling Stone as “a show to damage retinas and blow minds.”

Katy, who was the musical guest on “Saturday Night Live” on the May 20 season finale, made her Capitol Records debut with 2008’s One of the Boys. She cemented her status as a global superstar with follow-up, Teenage Dream (2010). PRISM, her 2013 album, debuted at No. 1 on iTunes in 100 countries and has sold more than 12.5 million copies worldwide. With singles “Firework” and “Dark Horse” each surpassing the 10 million threshold in sales and streams, Katy is the first female artist to earn two RIAA Digital Single Diamond Awards. In 10+ years with Capitol, she has racked up a cumulative 18+ billion streams alongside worldwide sales of more than 40+ million adjusted albums and 125+ million tracks. She is the most-followed person globally on Twitter.

WITNESS: The Tour is presented by Xfinity. Additional sponsors: Citi, COVERGIRL and KATY PERRY PARFUMS.

Just Announced! Top Dawg Entertainment Recording Artist Kendrick Lamar to Visit Additional Cities on THE DAMN. TOUR this August and September


YG and D.R.A.M. to Open

COLUMBUS – Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) and Kendrick Lamar announced that the sold out THE DAMN. TOUR is expanding to even more cities across North America. Continuing throughout August and early September, the tour produced by Live Nation will have YG and D.R.A.M. opening for Kendrick starting August 11 in Anaheim, CA. In support of Kendrick’s platinum selling number one album, DAMN., the first leg of the in-demand tour will feature previously revealed Travis Scott and D.R.A.M. in locations across the United States and Canada.

The Columbus Symphony’s 2017 Nationwide Picnic with the Pops Begins June 17

The Columbus Symphony will kick off the 2017 Nationwide Picnic with the Pops with A Symphonic Tribute to the Music of Prince, on Friday, June 17. This will be the 34th season for the series and the 6th season downtown at the Columbus Bicentennial Pavilion in the Columbus Commons.

A Symphonic Tribute to the Music of Prince

Saturday, June 17

Bob Bernhardt, conductor

Celebrate the life of American icon and music legend Prince as this tribute band—featuring former members of his New Power Generation—and the Columbus Symphony perform his biggest hits including “Purple Rain,” “When Doves Cry,” “U Got the Look,” “Raspberry Beret,” and more.


All concerts in the Nationwide Picnic with the Pops concert series will be held at the Columbus Bicentennial Pavilion in the Columbus Commons (160 S. High St.) directly behind the Ohio Theatre. Gates open at 6pm and will be located on the Rich, Third, and State Street sides of the park.

Lawn Seating

General admission lawn tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children aged 3-14. Children under 2 are free. Tickets can be purchased at the gate on the day of the show or in advance by phone at 614.469.0939, online at or, or in person at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.). Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and/or chairs for lawn seating.

Table Seating

Tables of 8 or 10 are available for purchase, ranging from $304-$830 per table. Catering for the table is available at the discretion of the purchaser. For more information or to purchase a table, call 614.469.0939.

Single table seats are also available and can be purchased in any quantity. Prices range from $40-$85 per seat, and catering is not available. Single table seats can be purchased by phone at 614.469.0939, online at, or in person at the CAPA Ticket Center.

Group Discount

A group discount is available for parties of 10 or more. Call 614.469.0939 for more information.

Will Call

Will Call tickets can be picked up at the gate on the Rich Street side of the park.


Parking is available at the Columbus Commons Main Parking Garage, located at 55 East Rich Street, just steps away from the park. Spaces are also available at the Columbus Commons Underground Garage at 191 South Third Street. Parking is $5.

Food & Beverage Policy

Patrons may bring their own food and beverages or purchase from on-site vendors. For Picnic concerts only, patrons are permitted to bring their own beer and/or wine on-site. Coolers are permitted but must be less than 2.5 feet in height.

Event Policy

Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs for lawn seating but no tables. Pets, skateboards, solicitation or unauthorized sales, handbills, weapons, plastic tarps, tents, and use of stakes are not permitted. Smoking is permitted in designated areas only. Flash cameras, cell phones, laser pointers, and/or video or audio recorders of any kind are not permitted during the performance.


Port-o-lets will be located in the southeast corner of the park at the corner of Third and Rich Streets.

Weather Policy

All concerts are rain or shine, and may start late if necessitated by inclement weather. Concerts will only be cancelled because of severe weather, and the decision will be made after 6pm on the day of the performance. Patrons can call 614.469.0939 (ext. 6) after 6pm on the day of the show for updates. If a concert is cancelled due to severe weather, tickets will be refunded at the point of purchase.

Bus Transportation

COTA buses will run their regularly scheduled routes to and from downtown. Patrons can get information on bus schedules and stops at

Bicycle Parking

Bicycles can be locked up at bike racks throughout the park.


Medical personnel will be on-site for first aid needs. Columbus Police and other security staff will be on-site monitoring park activity.

Outside the park, Capital Crossroads’ uniformed ambassadors can provide directions, information about downtown, and/or car escort services. For more information on Capital Crossroads services, please call 614.228.5718.


All gates are handicap accessible. Accessible restrooms and seating will be located in the northeast corner of the lawn seating area on the Third Street side of the park.

All programs and artists are subject to change.

The 2016-17 season is made possible in part by state tax dollars allocated by the Ohio Legislature to the Ohio Arts Council (OAC). The OAC is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically. The CSO also appreciates the support of the Greater Columbus Arts Council, supporting the city’s artists and arts organizations since 1973, and the Kenneth L. Coe and Jack Barrow, J. Allen and Ruth Maxwell Pyne, Janet Leonard Reading, and James W. Overstreet funds of The Columbus Foundation, assisting donors and others in strengthening our community for the benefit of all its citizens.

About the Columbus Symphony Orchestra

Founded in 1951, the Columbus Symphony is the only full-time, professional symphony in central Ohio. Through an array of innovative artistic, educational, and community outreach programming, the Columbus Symphony is reaching an expanding, more diverse audience each year. This season, the Columbus Symphony will share classical music with more than 200,000 people in central Ohio through concerts, radio broadcasts, and special programming. For more information, visit

Country Music trailblazer set to take the stage in Columbus, OH (6/10)

Country trailblazer Craig Campbell is set to perform at Buckeye Country Superfest in Columbus, OH on June 10 before hitting the road opening for Luke Bryan. He will be performing hit songs including “Family Man,” “Fish,” “Keep Them Kisses Comin’” and his current chart rising single “Outskirts of Heaven,” which made its television debut on NBC’s “Today.”


RED BOW Records’ recording artist Craig Campbell is set to take the stage at Buckeye Country Superfest in Columbus, OH on June 10 before hitting the road opening for Luke Bryan’s HUNTIN’ FISHIN’ AND LOVIN’ EVERY DAY TOUR. He will be performing hit songs including “Family Man,” “Fish,” “Keep Them Kisses Comin’” and “Outskirts of Heaven.”

Campbell recently performed “Outskirts of Heaven” on NBC’s “TODAY.” After Rolling Stone Country gave fans an exclusive “First Listen,” fans praised the ballad saying it “brought me to tears,” “gave me chills,” and claimed “this is what country music is supposed to sound like.”

Following 2015’s “Tomorrow Tonight,” Campbell has been in the studio working on his RED BOW Records debut album. Previously sharing the stage with Randy Houser, Alan Jackson, The Band Perry, Jerrod Niemann and Justin Moore, he is currently touring across the U.S. with more dates to be announced soon.

TICKETS: Visit for moreinformation

ABOUT CRAIG CAMPBELL: Campbell launched on to the Country music scene with the release of his self-titled debut album (2011) delivering the hits “Family Man,” “Fish,” and “When I Get It.” To date, he has logged four consecutive charted hits with over a billion radio airplay audience impressions and over a half million downloads. Acclaimed as one of the genre’s most neo-traditionalist singers, his Top 15 breakout debut “Family Man” was featured on HBO’s True Blood and the top-selling fan-favorite “Fish” has tallied nearly 400,000 digital copies sold. Most recently, Campbell earned his first Top 10 smash with the infectious “Keep Them Kisses Comin’” from his sophomore album NEVER REGRET (2013) produced by Keith Stegall (Alan Jackson, Zac Brown Band) and Matt Rovey (CCMA Album Of The Year Producer). The gifted songwriter co-penned six of the tracks on the twelve-song project as well as Garth Brooks’ “All American Kid” on MAN AGAINST THE MACHINE. Prior to landing his first record deal, the Lyons, GA native spent time on the road playing keyboard for both Tracy Byrd and Luke Bryan – shows that inspired him nightly. He was soon discovered while playing a regular gig at the downtown Nashville honky-tonk, The Stage.

For more information on Craig Campbell and tour dates, visit

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