Zac Brown Band, Smug Brothers and others cancel scheduled Columbus appearances

Concert cancellations due to fears over COVID-19 are beginning to trickle in, the biggest one being Friday's scheduled concert at Nationwide Arena: Zac Brown Band with Amos Lee. The entire spring leg of Brown's "The Owl Tour" is being postponed.

As far as local bands, Smug Brothers canceled its spot on the Friday bill with Joseph Airport at Spacebar, and according to Bobby Miller of Archie Fox Live, tonight's scheduled show at Ace of Cups with Courtney from Work, Jennifer Hall and Rat Motel has been canceled.

Canceled/postponed concerts are noted with strikethrough text below. We'll update this post if/when others follow suit.

*Update, 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 11: Melted Music Festival, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, has been canceled. For further information, see Archie Fox Live.

*Update Friday, March 13: All PromoWest shows are canceled through the end of April, and Ace of Cups shows are canceled through March 19. Otherworld's show tonight with Golf Clap is also canceled. Celebrity Etc. has said that some of its shows will continue at Rumba Cafe with a 100-person cap, though the Caroline Rose show at Skully's is postponed. For all other shows, be sure to check the website of the venue and/or the promoter beforehand, as cancellations and postponements are being announced frequently.

**Update Monday, March 16: Given Gov. DeWine's orders for all bars and restaurants to close, in addition to the ban on gatherings over 100, it's safest to assume none of the shows listed below are happening. Check first before planning to attend any concert; but also, think twice before planning to attend any and all gatherings.

On sale now:
Julien Baker, snarls with NPR’s Bob Boilen at Stuart’s Opera House on April 17
Benjamin Gibbard, Jonathan Rice at Stuart’s Opera House on April 24
Todd Snider at Stuart’s Opera House on June 27

On sale Thursday, March 12:
Winnetka Bowling League at the Basement on May 15

On sale Friday, March 13:
The Jacks at Skully's Music Diner on April 15
River Whyless at Rumba Cafe on April 22
Peelander-Z at Rumba Cafe on May 1
Weathers at Rumba Cafe on May 29
Jessy Lanza at the Basement on June 13
Briston Maroney, Vanosdale at Ace of Cups on June 20
The Naked and Famous at Newport Music Hall on June 27
Alice Cooper at Express Live on July 15
Surfer Blood at Ace of Cups on Aug. 3
Mystic Braves at Ace of Cups on Aug. 6

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Select concerts occurring March 11-18:

March 11
Courtney from Work, Jennifer Hall, Rat Motel at Ace of Cups
FEA at Rumba Cafe
All Powerful Sungoddess at Natalie’s Worthington

March 12
Billy Raffoul at Rumba Cafe
Grave Clothes at Cafe Bourbon St.
Jeffrey Forester Tobin at Natalie’s Worthington

March 13
MELTED Music Festival at The Bluestone
Zac Brown Band, Amos Lee at Nationwide Arena
The West Ghost, Brujas del Sol at Rumba Cafe
Golf Clap, Todd Edwards at Otherworld
Bush League All-Stars at Rumba Cafe
Smug Brothers, Joseph Airport at Spacebar
Thunderstruck at Newport Music Hall
Brave the Sea at Ace of Cups
Sleep on It at Big Room Bar
Ward Hayden & the Outliers at Natalie’s Worthington
Dopapod, Electric Orange Peel at Woodlands Tavern
500 Miles to Memphis at Thirty One West

March 14
MELTED Music Festival at The Bluestone
Angela Perley w/ the High Definitions at Rumba Cafe
R.A.P. Ferreira (fka Milo) at Big Room Bar
Caroline Rose at Skully's
Vance Gilbert at Columbus Performing Arts Center

March 15
Lord Dying at Ace of Cups
Clone, Tooth Lures a Fang, WVWhite, Noble Vices at Dirty Dungarees
Nora Jane Struthers at Woodlands Tavern
Robert Mason Trio at Natalie’s Worthington

March 16
Dustbowl Revival at Woodlands Tavern
Fruit Loops, My Husband is Dead at Dirty Dungarees

March 17
Christian French, Upsahl at the Basement
Molly Tuttle, Rachel Baiman at Rumba Cafe
Lost Dog Street Band at A&R Bar
Body Farm, Closet Witch at Dirty Dungarees

March 18
Mike Love at Rumba Cafe
Rat Dreams, Field Sleeper at Dirty Dungarees