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Inside 43215: TGIF at the Statehouse


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TGIF takes on even more urgency come the summer months. Our eyes drift even earlier toward the door; the lure of the weekend tugging a bit stronger than it might during the winter. If you need a little shove to get you through your Friday afternoon, consider spending your lunch hour at the Ohio Statehouse, enjoying Summer Fridays at the Statehouse, a series of lunch-time performing arts events that won't cost you a sunburn-red cent.

Grab your bag lunch, pick something up across the street at Pearl Market or enjoy a nosh from the food cart of the week; then sit back and take in the week's entertainment on the West Plaza of the Ohio Statehouse. Each week brings a new performing arts group, from classic rock to dance, from bluegrass to opera. The shows run from noon to 1 p.m.

You'll get just the push you need to get through your Friday afternoon and into the long-awaited weekend.

Here is the remaining 2014 line-up:

June 13 - Franklin Express, Classic Rock (Food Truck: Dos Hermanos)

June 20 - The Smoking Guns, Blues/Country/Rock (Food Truck: Red Plate Blue Plate)

June 27 - OhioDance, Dance from Around the World (Food Truck: Angry Wiener)

July 4 - No performance

July 11 - Grassahol Band, Bluegrass (Food Truck: Paddy Wagon)

July 18 - Columbus Youth Orchestra, Classical (Food Truck: Paddy Wagon)

July 25 - Alliance of Greater Central Ohio, Barbershop Harmony (Food Truck: Angry Wiener)

August 1 - Ladies of Longford, Celtic (Food Truck: Sophie's Pierogi)

August 8 - I.R. and Sweet D of the Apple Bottom Gang, Country Western (Food Truck: Pickled Swine)

August 15 - Fort Hayes Prep. Music Program (Food Truck: New Horizons Street Grill)

August 22 - One Way Gospel Singers, Gospel & Country (Food Truck: Red Plate Blue Plate)

August 29 - Opera Columbus, Opera (Food Truck: Cheesy Truck)