April 6-12 concerts + new shows on sale

A rundown of select concerts taking place this week (Nation of Language, Oso Oso, Elton John), plus recently announced shows: Ice Cube, Willie Nelson, Father John Misty and more

Joel Oliphint
Columbus Alive
Rapper, actor and filmmaker Ice Cube performs at the Ice Cube and Friends concert on St. Patrick's Day Thursday, March 17, 2022, at the Don Haskins Center.

Editor's note: Although the citywide indoor mask mandate is no longer in effect, some artists and concert venues may still require masks and/or proof of vaccination (or a recent negative COVID test) for entry. It's always best to check before you go.

On sale now:

Sunny Sweeney at Natalie's Grandview on May 5

Liz Longley at Natalie's Worthington on May 13

On sale Friday, April 8:

Marlon Craft at the Basement on June 9

Ambar Lucid at A&R Bar on June 18

The Wrecks at A&R Bar on June 28

Foxing at A&R Bar on July 22

Ice Cube at Ohio State Fair on Aug. 4

Willie Nelson at Ohio State Fair on Aug. 5

Ted Nugent at Kemba Live on Aug. 12

Father John Misty at Kemba Live on Sept. 12

Here Come The Mummies, Saxsquatch at the Bluestone on Oct. 23


Select concerts occurring April 6-12:

Wednesday, April 6

The Menzingers, Oso Oso at the Athenaeum Theatre

Nation of Language at Ace of Cups

Will Hoge at Rumba Cafe

X-Ray Mary, Letters of Transit, Henodus at Spacebar

Sue Foley at Natalie’s Grandview

Todrick Hall at Newport Music Hall

Black Violin at Palace Theatre

Jesse Cook at Lincoln Theatre

Billy & A Band, Mery Steel at Rambling House


Thursday, April 7

Richie Ramone at Skully's

Mom Rock at the Basement

Kip Moore at Kemba Live

Maysa at Lincoln Theatre

Brian Damage, Miranova, Closest Relative, Aaron Plain & Tall at Cafe Bourbon St.

Austin Weber at Big Room Bar

The Maine at Newport Music Hall


Friday, April 8

Maxo Kream, Lul Bob at Woodlands Tavern

X-Rated Cowboys, Colin Gawel & the League Bowlers at Rumba Cafe

Tempest at Byrne’s Pub

Black Violin at Palace Theatre

Outdated View, Delusions of Royalty, Friends with Elephants at Spacebar

Kyshona, Paisha Thomas at Natalie's Worthington

Dance With The Dead, Magic Sword at Skully's

The Putz, Lustkill, Mummula at Big Room Bar


Saturday, April 9

Sean Rowe at Natalie's Grandview

Yeat at Newport Music Hall

Alt-J, Portugal the Man, Cherry Glazerr at Schottenstein Center

Garbage Greek, Shark, The Harlequins at Rumba Cafe

mssv, DANA, Dead Winds of Summer at Spacebar

Starlit Ways at Natalie's Worthington

Celtic Woman at Palace Theatre

Doc Robinson at A&R Bar

SourBlood at Big Room Bar

JT Hillier, Joey Viola, Micah Kesselring at Rambling House


Sunday, April 10

Byzantine at A&R Bar

Hurray for the Riff Raff at Skully’s

Whitey Morgan and the 78's at the Bluestone

Culture Wars at Big Room Bar

David Bromberg Quintet at Natalie's Grandview


Monday, April 11

Madeline Finn, Autumn Nicholas, Shiloh Hawkins at Rumba Cafe


Tuesday, April 12

Blackberry Smoke at Athenaeum Theatre

Bob Moses at Newport Music Hall

Elton John at Nationwide Arena