The Flyover Fest is migrating back to Columbus for another long weekend of author readings, film screenings, concerts, and the Independent Book and Music Fair.
This year’s fest will take place May 10-12 in the North Campus and South Clintonville neighborhoods. Each element of Flyover will be held at different venues, all within walking distance to promote conversation and city engagement.
“We had such an enthusiastic response to the inaugural fest last year,” says Two Dollar Radio Editorial Director Eric Obenauf, “we couldn’t wait to get started plotting this year and grow the concept even larger.”
Two Dollar Radio, Wexner Center for the Arts, and Outer Orbit all play big rolls in orchestrating the multimedia festival.
Music highlights include hip hop artist Milo (credited by Vulture with “building an indie rap empire.”), Mothers (a “musician to know” according to Stereogum, Vulure, Spotify, and Paper Magazine), talented multi-instrumentalist Nnamdi Ogbonnaya, alongside celebrated Columbus locals, Counterfeit Madison, Van Dale, and Sarob.
Literature highlights include Hanif Abdurraqib, whose debut essay collection They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us was featured on more than fiften best-of-2017 lists including NPR, Esquire, and the Chicago Tribune; Kaveh Akbar, whose poetry has been published by The New Yorker, The New York Times, and The Nation.
Film highlights include a special screening of internationally celebrated artist Guy Maddin’s latest film, The Green Fog, with a visit from the filmmaker.
FILM events will take place at the Wexner Center for the Arts. MUSIC events will take place at Ace of Cups, Spacebar, and the Wexner Center for the Arts’ Blackbox Theater. JENI’S SPLENDID BOOK & RECORD FAIR will take place Saturday, May 12 from 11am – 5pm at Ace of Cups. A KICK-OFF EVENT will be held Thursday night, May 10, at the newly opened Two Dollar Radio Headquarters.
Let’s top last year’s turnout of about 1,000, shall we?