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Downtown Columbus

Another popular summer event sponsored by Capital Crossroads SID returns this summer, bringing energy and vitality to the hot summer nights. The Downtown LIVE! concert series moved to Columbus Commons last summer. Downtown workers, residents and visitors looking to unwind at the end of a long work day will once again be able to enjoy some hot local tunes and cold frosty drinks.

Downtown LIVE! gets rolling on June 7, offering live music Thursday nights through September 6 (except June 14, June 21, August 9 and August 16). Visitors to the Commons can take in the Downtown Kickball League as well, cheering on the, ahem, athletes in all their glory.

Music, food, drinks, sports and fun. It makes for a good time, urban-style. The bands hit the new Columbus Bicentennial Stage at 6:30 p.m. and will play through 10 p.m. Here is the line-up, so mark your calendars:

2012 Downtown Live Line-Up

June 7 - Kick Off Summer in Style
Matt Munhall Band and The Menus

June 14 and 21 - No Concerts

June 28 - Under Cover
Matt Corey Band and Swagg

July 5 - Celebrate Columbus in Song
200Columbus (200Columbus Song Contest Finalists)

July 12 - Non-Stop Music & TV Themes
Conspiracy and Mojoflo

July 19 - Midwest Rising Stars
The Right Now & Floorwalkers

July 28 - 88 Dance, Dance, Dance
Keys and the Truth and LDNL

August 2 - Local Songwriter Flare
The Andy Shaw Band & Lydia Loveless

August 9 and 16 - No Concerts
But come anyway for Shakespeare in the Park

August 30 - ALIVE! Bands to Watch
Dew Droppers/Sundown/Saintseneca/Way Yes

September 6 - Wrap Up Summer Fun
The Spikedrivers & Fabulous Johnson Brothers