Columbus Symphony's Picnic with the Pops Kicks Off with The Classical Mystery Tour and Cirque Musica, 6/13 -14
On Friday, June 13, the 31st season of the Columbus Symphony's Nationwide Insurance Picnic with the Pops kicks off with two performances sure to be a hit with Columbus audiences-the Classical Mystery Tour will perform a lavish Beatles tribute on Friday, June 13, and Cirque Musica will combine the beauty of well-known classical works with breathtaking acrobatics on Saturday, June 14- in its downtown home at the Columbus Bicentennial Pavilion in the Columbus Commons.
Classical Mystery Tour
Friday, June 13, 8pm
The Classical Mystery Tour presents more than 30 Beatles tunes-from their early music through the solo years-sung, played, and performed exactly as written including "Penny Lane" with a trumpet section, "Yesterday" with an acoustic guitar and string quartet, and "I Am the Walrus" with a rock and classical blend. www.ClassicalMysteryTour.com
Saturday, June 14, 8pm
Cirque Musica takes audiences on a journey to a faraway land of dazzling beauty of and mystery, blending the grace and thrills of the world's greatest circus performers with stunning symphonic music. www.CirqueMusica.com
All concerts will be held at the Columbus Bicentennial Pavilion in the Columbus Commons (160 S. High St.) directly behind the Ohio Theatre. Gates open at 6pm and will be located on the Rich, Third, and State Street sides of the park.
General admission tickets go on sale May 2, and are $23 for adults when purchased in advance by phone at 614.228.8600, online at www.PicnicWithThePops.com or www.ticketmaster.com, in person at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), or at central Ohio Kroger Ticketmaster locations. Adult tickets are $25 at the gate on the night of the show. Tickets for children ages 3-14 are always $8 regardless of when or where they are purchased. Children 2 and under are free.
Center stage tables are available for purchase at each concert. Tables are sold in parties of 8 or 10, and range from $240-$850. Catering for the table is available through Catering by Design at the discretion of the purchaser. For more information or to purchase a table, call 614.228.8600.
Single Table Seats
Single table seats can be purchased in any quantity and are $30-$85 per seat. Catering is not included. Table seats can be purchased by phone at 614.228.8600, online at www.ticketmaster.com, or in person at any central Ohio Kroger location or the CAPA Ticket Center.
A group discount is available for parties of 10 or more. Call 614.228.8600 (ext. 2) for more information.