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Concert for Community: ColumbusUSA – Frequently Asked Questions

By May 23, 2019Blog

We can’t wait to see you and your guests at the John F. Wolfe Columbus Commons on June 6 for Harmony Project’s spring production, The Concert For Community: ColumbusUSA. In the coming days, we will communicate important information via email and encourage you to forward any necessary information to anyone who may need it.

In an effort to help you make the most of your evening, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions:


What time does everything begin?

Gates open at 6PM. The Columbus Children’s Choir will take the stage at 7:15PM to open the show, and the main show will begin at 7:30PM.

Do I need a ticket?

Yes. Though the concert is free, a ticket is required upon entry.

Do children need tickets?

Children over three must have a ticket. Children three and under do not need a ticket.

Where is the Columbus Commons?

The park is located at 160 S. High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215, one block south of the Statehouse in Downtown Columbus. There are three entrances for this event. The main ticket gate will be located at the south end of the park off of Rich Street. Another gate will be located near the breezeway adjacent to the Ohio Theatre on the north end of the park. Those needing an accessible entrance and accommodations may enter at East Town Street on the east side of the park.

Where should I park?

Parking will be available for $5 at both the Columbus Commons Main Garage (55 E. Rich St.) and the Columbus Commons Underground Garage (191 S. 3rd St.). You can even prepay for parking on this page! Additional parking is available at the Statehouse Parking Garage and surrounding surface lots. Parking rates will be $5 per vehicle, and cash and credit card will be accepted upon entering the garage. If you’re taking Uber or Lyft, the ideal drop-off zone address is 54 E. Rich Street, which will place you near the concert entrance.

What other transportation options do I have?

Uber and Lyft:
The ideal drop-off zone address is 54 E. Rich St. which will place you near the Rich Street entrance.

S High St. & E. State St. (1, 2, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 102, CBUS)
S. 3rd St. & E. Town St. (3, 6, 8, 9, 13, 51, 52, 61, 71, 72, 73, 74, AirConnect)

CoGo Bike Share:
Columbus Commons – Rich Street
4th Street & Rich Street 

What time will gates open?

Gates will open at 6:00PM.

What happens if it rains?

The show goes on, rain or shine. However, if severe weather (lightning) occurs, we have set aside Friday, June 7, as a rain date just in case. Watch your email for updates on the day of the show if weather is a concern.

What food and beverages options will be available?

Columbus Commons’ two cafes, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams and Taquero Mad Street Food, will be open, along with a Donatos’ food truck, offering slices of cheese, pepperoni, and Founders’ pizza. Cash and cards will be accepted.

Can I bring outside food/beverages into Columbus Commons?

Yes, however hard-sided coolers and alcoholic beverages are not permitted. Bags are subject to inspection and prohibited items will not be allowed in and are subject to removal once in the park.

Where do I sit?

Seating is available on a first-come, first served basis. No chairs are provided and guests are welcome to sit directly on our grass. No seats will be able to be placed before 6:00 PM. Feel free to bring a blanket or chair to sit on. Sit close to your neighbors; we expect a full house!

I am in a wheelchair or have accessibility needs. Where can I sit?

You may access the park via the East Town Street entrance on the east side of the park. Wheelchairs are permitted anywhere in the park.

Can I bring my dog?

Due to limited space, dogs other than service animals are not permitted for this event.

Will the carousel be running?

Yes. Weather permitting, carousel rides will be free for the evening.

Can I take photos and videos during the show?

Of course! Be sure to tag @harmonycolumbus on Twitter and Instagram and Harmony Project on Facebook!

Is this event family friendly?

Yes, all ages are welcome. Children age three (3) or younger do not require a ticket.

What is not permitted in Columbus Commons for this concert?

  • Coolers
  • Outside alcoholic beverages
  • Smoking
  • Plastic tarps
  • Tents or canopies
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Animals, except for service animals
  • Disruptive behavior
  • Leaving and re-entering

Help! I have more questions.

No problem! You can email us at or give our office a call at 614-564-9300.