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Welcome Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers


Columbus Commons: Bruce HornsbyBruce Hornsby comes to Columbus thanks to CAPA and Columbus Commons. So, mark your calendar for Friday, August 24. And the best part? You get a night of FREE music you won’t forget. Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers take the stage in the heart of Downtown Columbus. You know you want to go. After all, Columbus Commons is everyone’s playground.

This power-packed show promises more than a toe-tappin’ good time. Bruce Hornsby’s career spans two-and-a-half decades. So, get your dancing shoes on. Or, toss the shoes and let the grass tickle your toes. Either way, you’ll rock into the weekend.

Bruce Hornsby started big with his debut album in 1986. The title track, “The Way It Is,” became one of the most popular songs on American radio. In addition to mainstream success, Bruce Hornsby followed creative passions, which brought interesting collaborations. He worked with the likes ofGrateful Dead, Spike Lee, Ricky Skaggs and Don Henley. Wait there’s more. He also worked with Ornette Coleman, Bob Dylan, Bela Fleck, Justin Vernon, Bonnie Raitt, Pat Metheny and Robbie Robertson. So, you’ll likely get a glimpse of a restless spirit who pushes creativity to find a new musical terrain. Woo hoo! When does the show begin?

Show Details: Bruce Hornsby and The Noise Makers

  • Food truck and bar open at 6 p.m.
  • Music begins at 8 p.m.
  • Bring blankets or lawn chairs.
  • Leave coolers at home.

If you can’t wait for the food trucks and bar, come early for a self-guided garden tour. Franklin Park Conservatory creates an ever-changing work of art in 12 spectacular gardens. Then, giddy-up for a carousel spin. You know you want to, and we can’t blame you. Did you know all the carousel characters are hand carved by Ohio artists?

Now, you’ve got just enough time to nab the perfect spot. Enjoy! In case you’re not ready to go home after the show, here are places to grab a night cap.