Downtown Concierge

Rhythm on the River: Evening of Dance


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Rhythm on the River

This season’s final Rhythm on the River graces the Bicentennial Park Stage Friday, August 31. The Columbus Recreation and Parks Department and BalletMet partner to showcase an evening of dance under the stars starting at 8 p.m. Also, food and drinks will be available for purchase beginning at 6:30 p.m. And, you guessed it, admission is free.

BalletMet will showcase both classical and contemporary works from Romeo and Juliet and Don Quixote, as well as works by choreographers like Balanchine and BalletMet’s Artistic Director Edwaard Liang. So, get your lawn chairs and blankets and experience the last Rhythm on the River this summer.

Since 1978, BalletMet has provided artistic merit in the field of dance to Central Ohio. BalletMet has added hundreds of company premieres to its repertoire and produced 150 world premieres. Artists have toured in countries such as Egypt, Poland, Russia, Spain and Canada. The company has also developed a series of educational and outreach programs, including the Wiggle Jig, Moving Into Literacy and Urban Dance and Wellness Classes. Programs reach more than 30,000 people annually, many from minority and undeserved groups.

Finally, fear not if you don’t want to pack a picnic. Donatos will be on hand with delicious eats. Food and drink sales will begin at 6:30 p.m. If you don't want the evening to end, head over to Milestone 229 for a night cap.

Get ready for Rhythm on the River:

Date & Time:  Fri., August 31, 8 p.m.

Grub:  Grab a slice of Donatos Pizza at 6:30 p.m.

Location:  Bicentennial Park, 233 Civic Center Dr., Columbus, OH 43215

After this amazing show, you’ll want to get a full line up of all Downtown events. And, there are plenty. Are outdoor events your thing? How about theater? Want to sit out under the fall skies and watch the sunset? We’ve got you covered. Check out our Downtown Concierge for your next outing.