Wilco, Kesha, AJR to headline WonderBus at the CAS Lawn in August

The Columbus fest will also feature Black Pumas, Grouplove, the Band Camino, St. Paul & the Broken Bones and local bands

Joel Oliphint
Columbus Alive
WonderBus 2021 poster

After debuting in 2019 and taking a year off in 2020 due to the coronavirus, the WonderBus Music & Arts Festival is returning to the Lawn at CAS on Aug. 28 and 29. Saturday's lineup will feature pop star Kesha and indie-pop trio AJR while Sunday will see sets from Chicago legend Wilco and (less legendary) alt-rock act Grouplove.

Tickets go on sale thThursday, April 15, at noon through WonderBusfest.com and SeeTickets.us. Single-day tickets are $89 and weekend passes are $159. WonderBus also said that if COVID-19 forces a postponement or cancellation, ticket refunds will be available. More details on the festival website.

WonderBus' mission is to promote and raise funds for "mental health initiatives focused on recovery and resilience." A share of revenue will go to Wexner Medical Center programs. Read Alive's 2019 story about the mental health mission of WonderBus.

In addition to Wilco, Kesha, AJR, Grouplove, Black Pumas and the Band Camino, WonderBus will also feature Bob Moses, the Knocks, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Grandson, Ritt Momney, Absofacto, Dreamers, Smallpools and Ohio artists such as Bird & Byron, 90’s Kids, Doc Robinson, Pray for Sleep, LONDIN Thompson, .wavrunner and Jack Harris.

According to the fest, WonderBus will be Wilco's only Ohio performance in 2021.

This seems like a great excuse to post a video of Lydia Loveless covering Kesha's "Blind":