The Ultimate Guide To Local Live Music In Central Ohio This Month and Beyond

City Guide, Event, Live Music, Nightlife, Things to Do

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Written by Step Out Columbus

Published on May 8, 2024
Photo courtesy of Natalie’s – Grandview on Facebook

Sure, all the biggest names in music make frequent stops through Columbus every year.

Sure, we have one of the largest country music festivals every year with Buckeye Country Superfest.

Sure, all of these concerts are super fun and enjoyable.

But local Columbus musicians aren’t to be slept on, either! The Columbus music scene is thriving with talented artists that are working hard to get their big break so that they too can tour all over the world.

Not only does supporting local live music benefit the artists, it also makes Columbus a much richer and vibrant city to live in! So do yourself a favor and head out to one of these local concerts. You’ll be glad you did.

Live Music

Aj Angelo

Tue, May 21 +more dates • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Giammarco’s Italian Restaurant • 6030 Chandler Ct Westerville, 43082

Northeast

Aj Angelo ...

Live Music

Andy Woodson Trio

Tue, May 21 • 5:30 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $5

Ginger Rabbit • 17 Buttles Ave Columbus, 43215

Central

Show: $5 Showtimes: 6:00 - 7:30 (Doors Open 5:30) 8:15 - 9:45 (Doors Open 7:45) Andy Woodson is one of the most in-demand bassists in the central ...

Nightlife Events

New Music Showcase

Tue, May 21 +more dates • 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Eldorado’s • 4968 N High St Columbus, 43214

Central

New Music Showcase ...

Live Music

Jazz Night

Wed, May 22 +more dates • 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Bristol Republic • 1124 N. High St. Columbus, 43201

Central

JAZZ NIGHT Brandon Coleman Matthiessen Nisch Quan Will Strickler ...

Live Music

Witt Brothers

Thu, May 23 • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Giammarco’s Italian Restaurant • 6030 Chandler Ct Westerville, 43082

Northeast

Witt Brothers ...

Live Music

Sam Corlett & Mt. Air with Mukiss – Charlie’s Stage

Thu, May 23 • 7:30 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $10

Natalie’s Grandview • 945 King Ave Columbus, 43212

Central

Sam Corlett is a passionate vocalist and singer-songwriter celebrated for her raw authenticity reminiscent of indie icons like Courtney Barnett and Feist. ...

Live Music

FREE – THE NAVIGATORS

Fri, May 24 • 6:00 pm - ?

Columbus Commons • 160 S High St Columbus, 43215

Central

A group comprised of Columbus executives and professionals playing high-energy rock tunes from the 1960s to today. Since their formation in 2002, they ...

Live Music

The Floorwalkers Spring Thing – Music Hall Stage

Fri, May 24 • 7:00 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $20

Natalie’s Grandview • 945 King Ave Columbus, 43212

Central

Swing your strings, and fling your things, Shake loose that dusty chicken wing Bring it and sing it. Ring it and wing it, Down at the Floorwalkers’ ...

Live Music

Never Summer

Fri, May 24 • 7:00 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $10

Ace of Cups • 2619 N High St Columbus, 43202

Central

Ace Of Cups welcomes Never Summer on Friday May 24th with special guest Minus and Seconds Away Doors 7pm $10 All Ages ...

Live Music

Tony Hagood Trio

Fri, May 24 • 9:30 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $25

Ginger Rabbit • 17 Buttles Ave Columbus, 43215

Central

Show: $25 Showtimes: 7:15 - 8:45 (Doors Open 6:45) 9:30 - 11:00 (Doors Open 9:00) Tony Hagood, an accomplished pianist and composer hailing from ...

Live Music

The Mezzanines

Sat, May 25 • 5:00 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $5

Ginger Rabbit • 17 Buttles Ave Columbus, 43215

Central

"Power Hour" Show: $5 Showtime: 5:30-6:30 (Doors Open 5:00) ...

Live Music

Ken Schwartz Music

Sat, May 25 • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Giammarco’s Italian Restaurant • 6030 Chandler Ct Westerville, 43082

Northeast

Ken Schwartz Music ...

Live Music

Dread Engine

Sat, May 25 • 6:00 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $10

A&R Music Bar • 391 Neil Ave Columbus, 43215

Central

Dread Engine Dead Cassette, Betrayed By The Bulllet, Samarra Ages: All Ages Doors Open: 6:00 PM Door Price: $12.00 ...

Live Music

Hurling Habaneros w/ Brian Allton & his Spicy Friends

Sat, May 25 • 7:00 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $15

Woodlands Tavern • 1200 W 3rd Ave Columbus, 43212

Central

The members of Hurling Habaneros have deep roots in iconic bands of the Columbus music scene: John Hurlbut of The Swimmers and The Hurling Stones, and ...

Live Music

Debra James Tucker Voices Album Release Party – Charlie’s Stage

Sat, May 25 • 8:00 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $20

Natalie’s Grandview • 945 King Ave Columbus, 43212

Central

The purity and power of vocal music is celebrated on “Voices” the newly released CD by Debra James Tucker. The record release party for this recording ...

Live Music

Dave Sabatka

Sun, May 26 • 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Hofbrauhaus Columbus • 800 Goodale Blvd Columbus, 43212

Central

Live Entertainment: Dave Sabatka ...

Live Music

The Flex Crew

Sun, May 26 • 9:00 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $15

Skully’s Music-Diner • 1151 N High St Columbus, 43201

Central

Sunday Night Reggae! 21+ Doors: 10pm – $15 / $20 @ Midnight CASH ONLY AT DOOR ...

Live Music

T.J Shoemaker

Thu, May 30 • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Giammarco’s Italian Restaurant • 6030 Chandler Ct Westerville, 43082

Northeast

T.J Shoemaker ...

Live Music

Bradley Mellen featuring Laura Camara

Thu, May 30 • 8:15 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $5

Ginger Rabbit • 17 Buttles Ave Columbus, 43215

Central

Show: $5 Showtimes: 6:00 - 7:30 (Doors Open 5:30) 8:15 - 9:45 (Doors Open 7:45) Laura Camara - vocals Jacob Reed - drums Tony Bonardi - piano Bradley ...

Live Music

Dave Powers

Fri, May 31 • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Giammarco’s Italian Restaurant • 6030 Chandler Ct Westerville, 43082

Northeast

Dave Powers ...

Live Music

Colin Lazarski Trio

Fri, May 31 • 5:00 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $5

Ginger Rabbit • 17 Buttles Ave Columbus, 43215

Central

“Power Hour” Show: $5 Showtime: 5:30-6:30 (Doors Open 5:00) Colin Lazarski began playing guitar at the age of 10 and went on to play in numerous ...

Live Music

The Ufgoods w/ Midwest Moonbase

Fri, May 31 • 8:00 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $10

Rumba Cafe • 2507 Summit St Columbus, 43202

Central

Brought to you by Celebrity Etc presents
8pm Doors
9pm Show Adv tix $10
Door $12 Tix available ...

Live Music

Witt Brothers

Thu, Jun 6 +more dates • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Giammarco’s Italian Restaurant • 6030 Chandler Ct Westerville, 43082

Northeast

Live music at the G! ...

Live Music

Hawc Griffin

Fri, Jun 7 • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Giammarco’s Italian Restaurant • 6030 Chandler Ct Westerville, 43082

Northeast

Hawc Griffin ...

Live Music

Zayne

Sat, Jun 8 • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Giammarco’s Italian Restaurant • 6030 Chandler Ct Westerville, 43082

Northeast

Live Music ...

Live Music

Appalachian Outlaws

Sat, Jun 8 • 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Bristol Republic • 1124 N. High St. Columbus, 43201

Central

Appalachian Outlaws ...

Live Music

T.J Shoemaker

Wed, Jun 12 • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Giammarco’s Italian Restaurant • 6030 Chandler Ct Westerville, 43082

Northeast

T.J Shoemaker ...

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