April 20-26 concerts + new shows on sale

A rundown of select concerts taking place this week (Chris Stapleton, Lights, Dylan LeBlanc), plus recently announced shows: Wiz Khalifa, We Were Promised Jetpacks and more

Joel Oliphint
Columbus Alive
Wiz Khalifa, pictured here at the Dreamville Festival in early April, will perform at Kemba Live on Aug. 31.

Editor's note: Although the citywide indoor mask mandate is no longer in effect, some artists and concert venues may still require masks and/or proof of vaccination (or a recent negative COVID test) for entry.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

We Were Promised Jetpacks at Bicentennial Park on June 9 (free)

L7 at Newport Music Hall on Oct. 13

On sale Friday, April 22:

Eric Hutchinson at Natalie's Grandview on June 3

Bent Knee at Rumba Cafe on June 13

The Blue Stones & Des Rocs at Skully's on July 23

PJ Morton at Kemba Live on July 23

Kidz Bop at Ohio State Fair on July 26

The Driver Era at Kemba Live on Aug. 10

Wiz Khalifa at Kemba Live on Aug. 31

Rainbow Kitten Surprise at Kemba on Sept. 8

Jamey Johnson, Blackberry Smoke at Kemba Live on Sept. 11


Select concerts occurring April 20-26:

Wednesday, April 20

Clinton Kane at A&R Bar

Mike Love & Full Circle at Rumba Cafe

Ed Schrader’s Music Beat, Venetian Blondes at Spacebar


Thursday, April 21

Chris Stapleton, Yola, Margo Price at Schottenstein Center

Dylan LeBlanc, Eric Nassau at Rumba Cafe

Richwood, Vanta at Spacebar


Friday, April 22

Hugs and Kisses, Envelope, Son of Dribble at Ace of Cups

Wild Pink at Big Room Bar

The Pinkertones at Rumba Cafe

Xanny Stars, Wastemen, Nothin', Blood Chill at Cafe Bourbon St.


Saturday, April 23

Shinedown at Schottenstein Center

Kelsy Karter at Rumba Cafe

Ruby The Hatchet, Valley Of The Sun at Spacebar

Dented Kokopelli album release at Big Room Bar

Actual Form, Unchipped, Hatt & Kunkler, Snurch at Cafe Bourbon St.

Cheryl Wheeler, Kenny White at Agnes Jeffrey Shedd Theater


Sunday, April 24

Gang of Youths at Newport Music Hall

Jimmy Webb at Natalie’s Grandview

Dorothy at the Bluestone

Forest F**ker, Illiterates at Cafe Bourbon St.

Blue Lunch at Natalie's Worthington


Monday, April 25

Lights at Newport Music Hall

Stephane Wrembel at the Refectory


Tuesday, April 26

Empath, Sweet Teeth at Spacebar

Dayseeker at Skully's

Aly & AJ at Newport Music Hall

Chamber Brews at Short North Stage