The latest on Independent’s Day’s last hoo-rah

Local creatives– be they artists, musicians, singers, dancers, writers, mixologists, chefs– have brought interest, attitude, and entertainment to this city for decades. For the past nine years, Independent’s Day has given those creatives a big, beautiful, quirky platform on which to flex their skills.

The weekend of September 16 and 17 marks the tenth and final hoo-rah of Independent’s Day.

Here is the lineup of artists blowing kisses to the festival as it rides off into retirement:

  • Soul Position
  • Company of Thieves
  • Mistar Anderson with Jazz Ensemble
  • The Floorwalkers Family Jam
  • This Is My Suitcase & Friends
  • Counterfeit Madison
  • Mary Lynn
  • Watershed
  • R. Ring
  • Correy Parks
  • Six Gallery
  • Miranda Sound
  • Forest & the Evergreens
  • Connections
  • Closet Mix with Ron House
  • Earwig & Friends
  • The Saturday Giant w/ The Tiny Sunday Symphony
  • Hugs & Kisses
  • Bummers Beach Party
  • George Barrie Band
  • St. Lenox
  • Archie and the Bunkers
  • Knock Five Hip-Hop Showcase
  • Polar Entertainment Showcase
  • The Worn Flints
  • The Zoo Trippin’ Family Circus
  • Master Servos
  • FYPM
  • Terrestrials 
  • The Damn Thing
  • Sarob
  • Joey Aich
  • Live Video Gallery Show w/ pRODUCT & Friends
  • We Want Action Recording Co. Showcase
  • Fisher Cast
  • Dom Deshawn
  • Van Dale
  • Mister Moon
  • Jesse Henry as Morphine
  • Souther
  • DANA
  • The Pink Owl and his Supernatural Fears
  • Red Skylark + The Westsylvanians
  • Minority Threat
  • Feverwar
  • Safety Squad
  • mungbean
  • Jo’el Monroe
  • Maza Blaska
  • Columbus Video Game Ensemble
  • Booty&theKidd
  • Nerds in Paris
  • Devin Xo
  • Marcus Alan Ward
  • Columbus Children’s Choir
  • Covers of 1967 by Garbage Greek 
  • Covers of 1977 by Good Company
  • Covers of 1987 by Carrie Ayers 
  • Covers of 1997 by Chicken Hawk Bird Getters 

As they say, don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. Independent’s Day was an amazing culmination of the creative fire in our city and just because it’s ending doesn’t mean the flame has to burn out.

Let this last celebration be a jumping off point for bigger and better things for the Columbus arts Scene.

Join us in partying for the arts like there’s no tomorrow because for Independent’s Day, there isn’t.

More info on Independent’s Day 2017 to come.



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