I am constantly spending my paychecks on concert tickets, and I honestly think (most of the time) that it’s worth it. I would much rather spend money on a good musical experience than at the mall.
Nothing compares to live music, and Columbus has quite the concert line-up within the next few months. Whether you like pop, rock, R&B, alternative, old school, or country – there is a show waiting for you in Columbus.
Here are 14 concerts that you won’t want to miss.
1. Vance Joy — March 21 at LC
“I love you when you’re singing that song…” You are bound to have a great time at this outdoor concert. I’ve seen Vance Joy open for Taylor Swift, and he was fantastic!
Hit Songs: Riptide
Ticket Prices: $27 for General Admission
2. AC/DC — March 23 at Nationwide Arena
This Australian hard rock band will shake Nationwide Arena all night long on March 23. Hopefully you already knew about this concert because tickets are sold out on ticketmaster.
Hit Songs: Thunderstruck, Highway to Hell, You Shook Me All Night Long (and the list goes on)
Ticket Prices: $150 on StubHub
3. Charlie Puth — March 25 at A&R Music Bar
Superman’s got nothing on Charlie Puth. He will be showing off his amazing voice in downtown Columbus starting at 7pm on March 25.
Hit Songs: One Call Away, Marvin Gaye
Ticket Prices: $20 for General Admission
4. We the Kings — March 28 at A&R Music Bar
For all you pop punk fans out there – here’s a show for you. I have also seen this band at Warped Tour and would recommend checking them out.
Hit Songs: Sad Song, Check Yes Juliet, Skyway Avenue
Ticket Prices: $25 for General Admission
5. Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire — April 5 at Nationwide Arena
Nationwide Arena will be a boogie wonderland on April 5. I saw Earth, Wind & Fire at Bonnaroo last summer, and they were one of my favorite shows at the festival.
Hit Songs: September, Boogie Wonderland
Ticket Prices: $50 for Upper Bowl
6. X Ambassadors — April 9 at Newport
This alternative rock band will perform at the Newport Music Hall on April 9 at 6:30pm. I actually have tickets to this show and am super excited about it!
Hit Songs: Renegades, Unsteady
Ticket Prices: $20 for General Admission
7. Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band — April 12 at Schottenstein Center
Bruce Springsteen is bringing The River Tour to Columbus on April 12. Hopefully you have been saving up if you’ve always wanted to see this classic act!
Hit Songs: Born in the USA, Born to Run, Atlantic City
Ticket Prices: $150 for Upper Bowl
8. Justin Bieber — April 28 at Schottenstein Center
You’re not a belieber? What do you mean? I also have tickets to this show (I’m graduating from college in May – no shame) and cannot wait. You’ll want to check out StubHub or other websites for tickets because ticketmaster is unfortunately sold out (no surprise).
Hit Songs: What Do You Mean, Sorry, Love Yourself, Baby
Ticket Prices: $200 on StubHub
9. Ellie Goulding — May 10 at LC
If you’ve got Ellie on your mind, she’ll be performing in Columbus on May 10. If I had more funds for concerts right now, this one would definitely be on my list.
Hit Songs: Lights, Love Me Like You Do, On My Mind, Anything Can Happen
Ticket Prices: $39.50 for General Admission
10. Rock on the Range — May 20-22 at Mapfre Stadium
Go experience where rock lives at the Columbus Crew SC stadium this May. If you’re a rock-and-roll fan, this is a 3-day festival you won’t want to miss.
Featured Artists: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Disturbed, Red Zombie, Shinedown, A Day to Remember, Machine Gun Kelly, and many more
Ticket Prices: $139.50 for Weekend General Admission
11. The 1975 — May 22 at LC
This British alternative rock band is headed back to the LC Pavilion on May 22. I would check them out if you haven’t already.
Hit Songs: Chocolate, Robbers
Ticket Prices: $80 on Ticketmaster resale
12. Buckeye Country Superfest — June 18 and 19 at Ohio Stadium
The 2nd annual Buckeye Country Superfest will feature Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, and many more well-known artists. How could you miss this? Tickets are available for both days or for just one.
Hit Songs: Drunk on You, Dirt Road Anthem, Cruise, Bartender
Ticket Prices: $150 for Lower Level (both days)
13. Dave Matthews Band — July 8 at Nationwide Arena
Dave Matthews Band is going on another summer tour and is bringing its feel-good music to Nationwide Arena. If you haven’t seen them already, don’t miss your chance!
Hit Songs: Crash Into Me, You & Me, Ants Marching
Ticket Prices: $90 for Upper Level
14. Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas — July 27 at Schottenstein Center
As a former (let’s be honest, current) Jonas Brothers fanatic, it breaks my heart that I will not be attending this show. Hell, now that I’m writing this blog, I might buy tickets.
Hit Songs: Cool for the Summer, Confident, Jealous, Chains
Ticket Prices: $30 for Upper Level (hence why I might go now…)
I hope you can find a concert to look forward to from this list. If not, Beyonce just announced her world tour, so you can go follow her around the country.
Are you going to any of these shows? Comment below or tweet @ColumBUZZ614 to share which ones you’re excited about!