Music in parks is common in Columbus, so why should you see the Tony Monaco Trio take the stage Friday night for a free show in Bicentennial Park? Well, two reasons: the music and the park.

Music in parks is common in Columbus, so why should you see the Tony Monaco Trio take the stage Friday night for a free show in Bicentennial Park? Well, two reasons: the music and the park.

Monaco is a jazz legend, acclaimed worldwide for his deft hand and delightful spirit on the Hammond B3. His roots go deep into the catalogs of Jimmy McGriff and Jimmy Smith, then extend into even more ecstatic territory.

On the other hand, Bicentennial Park is the new fountain-laden gem of the Scioto Mile, a must-see space for anyone who enjoys being outside.