Music festivals and concerts are coming back, Columbus: summer dates set

Let’s Rock, Central Ohio Music Festivals are making a comeback in 2021.

Several local music festivals are ready to make some noise this year after taking a hiatus in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

More: The personal Nelsonville Music Festival in Athens County has been canceled for the second year in a row

The Lost Lands Music Festival, a three-day dinosaur-themed music festival, takes place September 24-26 in Thornville’s Legend Valley. The list has not yet been announced.

Tickets went on sale on Thursday and sold out quickly. The exact number of tickets already sold was not immediately available on Friday afternoon.

According to a tweet from the festival organizers, there were no more VIP Admission and Ultimate VIP Admission tickets at the box office. Some general admission tickets were still available early Friday afternoon, along with early entry tickets to the festival site on September 22nd and 23rd.

The Inkcarceration Festival, a music and tattoo festival in Mansfield, will take place September 10-12 at the Ohio State Reformatory, which was the setting for the movie The Shawshank Redemption. Tickets are not on sale yet and the lineup will be announced in April.

The Inkcarceration Festival 2021 is a GO! Ohio has plans to lift the restrictions in the next few months and it’s great news for live music and festivals!

While we assume summer will be open for business, we’d like to make pic.twitter.com/jjqtKO0iaX available to ALL ink fans

– Inkcarceration Festival (@InkcarFestival) March 8, 2021

The annual Northeast Ohio Country Fest takes place June 16-19 and July 22-24 at Clay’s Park Resort in North Lawrence. Tickets for the June festival went on sale in September and appear to be already sold out, but tickets for the July festival are still on sale.

More: Columbus Arts Festival, Jazz & Rib Fest canceled; other festivals become virtual

Artists at the June Festival include Chris Janson, Luke Combs, Morgan Wallen and Sam Hunt. The July festival includes Jake Owen, Chris Young and Dierks Bentley.

Some music festivals are still not happening this year due to COVID-19.

The Nelsonville Music Festival recently canceled its June festival for the second year in a row.

The Columbus Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival will also not take place in 2021. Festival organizer Danny Wimmer Presents announced that he was hoping to bring the rock festival back next year.

The Jazz & Ribs Festival in Columbus has also been canceled. The event will take place from July 22nd to 24th, 2022.

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