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Uptown Columbus is quickly approaching its spring event season which means the return of the Friday Night Concert Series. Starting April 1, area residents and visitors are welcome to head to Broadway to experience a free concert that is sure to start the weekend off right. The series will run seven consecutive Fridays with each show starting at 7 p.m.

Throughout the series, attendees will experience a variety of genres and entertainment. From touring tribute bands to local musicians, the Uptown stage will offer a great variety of tunes. Concerts will be held every Friday night from 7 to 10 p.m. on the 1000 block of Broadway, finishing up on May 13. On April 15, the show will switch to the 1200 block of Broadway. The concerts are family-friendly and free to the public so make sure to bring the kids and spread the word with friends that every Friday night, Uptown is the place to be.

Uptown Columbus Spring 2022 Lineup

April 8: River City Horns (R&B Soul and Contemporary Horns)

April 15: 1200 Block of Broadway – 20 Ride (Zac Brown Tribute)

April 22: Lloyd Buchanan and the Cubed Roots (Soul, Jazz and Blues)

April 29: Money Shot (Rock-n-Roll)

May 6: Skyler Saufley & 99th Degree (Blues and Boogie)

May 13: Woodruff Park – 6-7:45 p.m. | DSOS (Funk) 8-10 p.m. | Hotter Than July (Stevie Wonder Tribute)

Nearby restaurants will offer food and beverages for sale. Free parking is available in nearby public decks. Of course, lawn chairs are welcome. Outside coolers are prohibited and pets are discouraged due to loud noises and crowds. To stay up to date on all things Uptown, sponsorship opportunities and spring events, visit Uptown’s website,, follow   on Facebook or call at 706.596.0111.


Uptown Columbus, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization facilitates and coordinates economic revitalization throughout the Uptown area. Uptown Columbus is dedicated primarily to the revitalization of all areas of Uptown Columbus into a model city where people desire to work, live, shop, dine and explore educational opportunities.