Omnova Theater Shows

OMNOVA MUSIC SERIES

Join us for a variety of great events, upstairs in the Omnova Theater —

We have everything from concerts to writer’s talks to plays and more! 

Unless otherwise noted, all events are the following price:

Members: $15 advance | Non-members: $20 advance | $20 Day of show

WATERMELON SLIM - Friday, August 20th

Bill “Watermelon Slim” Homans has built a remarkable reputation with his raw, impassioned intensity. HARP Magazine wrote “From sizzling slide guitar…to nitty-gritty harp blowing…to a gruff, resonating Okie twang, Slim delivers acutely personal workingman blues with both hands on the wheel of life, a bottle of hooch in his pocket, and the Bible on the passenger seat.” Paste Magazine writes “He’s one hell of a bottleneck guitarist, and he’s got that cry in his voice that only the greatest singers in the genre have had before him.”

THE GREAT DYING w/ THE WILLIAMSON BROTHERS - Friday, June 18th

Will Griffith, known musically as The Great Dying, is a Mississippi Delta born, country singer-songwriter residing in Oxford, MS. Although Will doesn’t see his dark country musings as directly blues influenced. “I want people to celebrate sad music because of its beauty. Sad songs help you laugh at your own sadness. They are meant to help you keep going,” says Griffith. Punk rock, however, felt like Will’s blues and was devoid of the phoniness and commercialism that drove tourism in the area surrounding his hometown of Cleveland, MS. The Williamson Brothers consist of Blake and Adam Williamson (Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires) with Matt Patton (Drive By Truckers) on bass.

"I feel so grateful to have had the opportunity to come into a community for the first time and have every seat taken with kind, attentive people that are happy to listen to every song and every story. It was truly an honor, a pleasure, and a very memorable evening for me."
Adam Hood, after his performance in the Omnova Theater on January 24, 2020
Singer-Songwriter
"We had such a fun time playing the Columbus Arts Council's upstairs theater. Great sound, stage and an engaged and lively audience. We felt welcomed into the community right away by the kind and helpful staff. We can't wait to return!"
The Rough & Tumble, After their gig in the Omnova Theater on October 18, 2019
Self-described dumpster-folk, thriftstore-Americana duo

ANNUAL EVENTS

Young People's Artists Series

Educating and entertaining children through the magic of music and theater- to inspire imagination, challenge minds, and enrich a child’s life.