Concerts on the Green

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Every Summer, the Worthington Parks & Recreation Department hosts the Concerts on the Green series which runs from May 21 to August 13 beginning at 7:00 PM. 


These family-friendly concerts are FREE for everyone, all performances are held on the Northwest Quadrant of the Village Green (corner of High Street & Dublin-Granville Road). Parking is available at Kilbourne Middle School, Griswold Center, Worthington Library, Huntington Bank, and the Worthington Presbyterian Church. In the case of inclement weather, concerts will be cancelled.

2023 Concerts on the Green Schedule
For the schedule card click here

KMS CardinalKilbourne Middle School Band
May 21 | 7 PM
Join us for our annual kick-off concert with the musicians of tomorrow. The Band of Kilbourne Middle School will be performing selections from their 2023 show. This year they will be joined by The Nexus Quartet, the band of Worthington’s favorite music teacher - Ryan Alexis!

Largemouth Brass BandLargemouth Brass Band
May 28 | 7 PM
First time performance on the Green! This young eight-piece band brings a new generation of brass band music via members who actively teach music in central Ohio public schools and universities, all while actively performing year-round. Born in Athens, OH and relocated to Columbus, Largemouth Brass Band is sure to get the party started and keep it going- you won’t want to miss a beat of this one!

The CurtailsThe Curtails
June 4 | 7 PM
Dave Vaubel and Joey Hebdo are two of Columbus’ premier musicians/vocalists with thriving solo careers and also front several of the area’s most beloved bands (The Randys, Popgun and more). They are no strangers to the Village Green. They will join forces for this concert and perform all kinds of hits from the 60’s/70’s/80’s with their stellar harmonies on full display. Come sing along!

Matt MunhallMatt Munhall Quartet - Cancelled 
June 11 | 7 PM
Matt Munhall is a pianist, composer, recording artist and performer whose songs are stylistically diverse and inspire reflection on the journey of life. His performances are always evolving, and his delivery and direction of his band show he is a seasoned professional. Performances usually include a wide variety of classics in addition to songs from his six full length albums. Covers usually include songs of Sinatra, Beatles, Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Billy Joel, Elton John, and other hall of fame artists.

Civic_BandThe Worthington Civic Band
Special Monday Engagement | June 19 | 7 PM 
Since there is no concert on Sunday due to the Worthington Arts Festival, join the Worthington Civic Band’s 50th annual performance on the Village Green for this special Monday evening event!

The Last Waltz TributeThe Last Waltz Tribute - The Band
June 25 | 7 PM
Every year, some of Columbus finest musicians get together at the Newport Music Hall and pay tribute to the legendary star-studded Martin Scorcese music film - The Last Waltz, the final performance by seminal Americana group The Band. In preparation for this annual event, these musicians will perform highlights from the show. Special musical guests included.

The Lightning ExpressThe Lightning Express
July 2 | 7 PM
The magical harmonies and classic hits of Don & Phil Everly - The Everly Brothers, come to life again at every Lightning Express show. This 5-piece band features Jesse McNamara and Jon Wink with their tight 2-part harmonies and driving acoustic guitars. These are not impersonators, but instead recreate spirit, energy and feeling of a live Everly Brothers show. 

Tony MonacoTony Monaco Jazz Quartet
July 9 | 7 PM
One of the world’s greatest jazz organ players is from right here in Columbus. Mentored by the legendary Jimmy Smith, Monaco has mastered the Hammond B-3 with infectious jazz and funk sounds. He normally wows crowds with his trio, but he’s bringing his quartet for this special performance. A long time coming, this is Tony’s first visit to the Village Green! This concert was canceled due to rain in 2022 - we’re happy to reschedule his visit!

The Ark BandThe Ark Band
July 16 | 7 PM
Since 1987, The Ark Band has shared their distinct style of Roots Reggae, Calypso, and Soca music across the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean. Combining heavenly harmonies with tight, crisp, performances, this powerhouse of talent captures audiences with the very first note. Their honed setlist combines originals with classic/current hits designed to entertain, educate and enlighten all people. The Ark Band continues to be a force expressing the love, peace, togetherness and spirituality needed in our world today.

The Ladies of LongfordThe Ladies of Longford
July 23 | 7 PM
Back by popular demand! Celebrating over 25 years of their special brand of music, the Ladies of Longford serve up a unique blend of Contemporary Celtic, Traditional Irish and fresh acoustic styles. They are most often defined by their superb vocal harmonies and excellent musicianship. From the living rooms and back yards of intimate house concerts to the huge sound stages of renowned festivals, this high energy all woman band shares its inspired gifts of melody and performance to a vast range of fans. You can count on the Ladies to bring Celtic music to your soul.

Sons of GladysSons of Gladys Tribute - Tom Petty
July 30 | 7 PM
The Sons of Gladys have appeared on the Village Green in recent years with their tribute to Elvis Presley. When Tom Petty passed away in 2017, they slightly reconfigured the lineup and put together a full show of Tom Petty’s greatest hits, led by vocalist Phil Clark, the guitar wizardry of Jeff Passifiume and bass player Dan Spurgeon. They have been selling out local clubs with this show on a regular basis. Fans of Mr. Petty’s enormous catalog won’t want to skip this one!

This concert was canceled due to rain in 2022 - we’re happy to reschedule their visit!

OSU Alumni BandOSU Marching Band Alumni 
August 6 | 7 PM
The highest attended concert of the Summer continues in 2023, with a visit from drum majors from year’s past, a script-Ohio parade around the Green and all of your Buckeye favorites. Get there early for a seat!

Mad Mad MenMad, Mad Men
August 13 | 7 PM
First time on the Green! The Mad, Mad Men is comprised of two members of Phil Dirt & the Dozers (Tony Alfano & Mark Frye) along with friends Phil Maneri and Arkady Gips. Performing famous crooner songs from Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Bobby Darin and many more from the American songbook, they are especially known in Worthington for their annual Holiday show at the McConnell Arts Center. This concert was canceled due to rain in 2022 - we’re happy to reschedule their visit!