No Parking Lot Blowout this year

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

In just six years, Columbus Music Co-op's annual Here Comes Your Weekend Parking Lot Blowout has become an entrenched institution, an annual highlight on the summer festival calendar. Unfortunately, the always-entertaining party is about to become un-entrenched, at least for a short while. A statement on the Co-op's website announced the event will be taking a one-year hiatus: "With the summer festival season now upon us, the Columbus Music Co-op would like to make the community aware that after six successful years, we will be taking a year off from throwing the original rock-on-the-pavement Here Comes Your Weekend! Parking Lot Blowout."

The statement cites a turnover in the Co-op's volunteer staff, particularly the departure of co-founder Jess Faller, as one reason for the break. Faller's fellow co-founder Erin Moore sent some more details over email.