Events

OMNOVA THEATER

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

"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

Columbus Arts Council presents 

Sweet Tea Trio

Originally from Alabama, the now Nashville-based trio met in 2013 through a Birmingham artist development program called Nashville Bound. Each artist sang individually when they initially entered the program but quickly felt an instant vocal connection once they sang together. The Trio has been performing together ever since. 

The trio were named Alabama’s Country Female Artist of the Year for 2016.  In 2017, they were chosen to be the opener for Bon Jovi in Birmingham, and they performed six shows as a special guest of Kid Rock on his 8th annual ‘Chillin’ the Most Cruise’.

Sweet Tea Trio - Friday, August 7, 2020

Columbus Arts Council presents 

Early James & The Latest

Early James and the Latest is a combination of roots rock, the lonesomeness of the blues and tongue and cheek of classic country. Drawing their influences from Hank Williams to Miles Davis this raw combination of James Mullis and Adrian Marmolejo is a musical meltdown that draws from the rich lyrical content of the south.

Early James & The Latest - Friday, February 5, 2021

Columbus Arts Council &
Sunstroke House presents 

An Evening with Jimbo Mathus

The late Memphis producer Jim Dickinson once called Jimbo Mathus “the singing voice of Huck Finn.” Outside the South, Mathus is likely known as the ringleader of the hyper-ragtime outfit Squirrel Nut Zippers. In his native Mississippi and throughout the South, however, Mathus is the prolific songwriter of born-in-the-bone Southern music, the torchbearer for Deep South mythology and culture. Think Delta highways, bowling-pin Budweisers and “innerplanetary honky-tonk” for the masses.

Due to COVID-19, this show is being rescheduled. If you purchased tickets to the original date, your tickets will be honored when we reschedule.

Due to COVID-19, this show is being rescheduled. If you purchased tickets to the original date, your tickets will be honored when we reschedule.

An Evening with Blues Guitar Legend Watermelon Slim

2x Winner: 2008 Blues Music Award Band of the Year and Album of the Year
2x Winner: 2006 & 2007 MOJO Magazine’s #1 Blues Album of the Year
Winner: 6th Annual Independent Music Awards Blues Album of the Year

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.”

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"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.