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Ohio places and events for summer fun!

Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival

100 Reformatory Rd, Mansfield, OH 44905

July 12-14

This year’s electrifying line-up includes Shinedown, Godsmack and Five Finger Death Punch, +Live+, Taking Back Sunday, Seether, Skillet, I Prevail, Starset, Red Sun Rising, Motionless in White, Fozzy, Buckcherry, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Andrew W.K., P.O.D., Stabbing Westward, Light the Torch, From Ashes to New, Smile Empty Soul, Eyes Set To Kill, Awake at Last, The Funeral Portait, Kerbera, Raven Black, Beyond Unbroken, Rivals, Impending Lies and The Everyday Losers, plus special performances by The Monster Dolls.

With the concert happening outside, once again, Inkcarceration will feature 70 local and regional tattoo artists tattooing all weekend inside the reformatory.

(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Willie Nelson’s Outlaw Music Festival

Nationwide Arena, 200 W. Nationwide Blvd.

Date: June 23

The logistics of fitting a music festival into Nationwide Arena remains a mystery, but Wilson’s determination to create a good time is clear. He will be surrounded by country-adjacent all-stars Alison Krauss, the Avett Brothers, Old Crow Medicine Show and Dawes.

Admission: $45 to $603.30

Photo by: NBCUniversal


Nationwide Arena, 200 W. Nationwide Blvd.

Date: June 16

No instruments, no problem for the a cappella quintet. They last performed in central Ohio during the 2017 Ohio State Fair, which sold out faster than Kirstin Maldonado’s vocal runs, so take note.

Admission: $29.50 to $202

Joshua A. Bickel | The Columbus Dispatch

Stonewall Columbus Pride Festival

Bicentennial and Genoa Parks, 233 Civic Center Drive

Dates: June 14-15

As many as 500,000 people have been estimated to attend this event. The parade is always a highlight, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Goodale and High streets in the Short North.

Admission: Suggested donation of $5 a day

(Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)

Josh Groban

Nationwide Arena, 200 W. Nationwide Blvd.

Date: June 13

He’ll raise you up out of your seat with his flexible range and mix of traditional, Broadway and original tunes.

Admission: $49.50 to $367.50


Buckeye Country Superfest

Ohio Stadium, 410 Woody Hayes Drive

Date: June 8

After a year off, the festival will pump rarified air into Ohio Stadium, with legend George Strait and wide-smiling television star Blake Shelton both headlining the one-day event.

Admission: $49.50 to $399.50

Brooke LaValley | The Columbus Dispatch

Nelsonville Music Festival

3301 Hocking Parkway, Nelsonville

Date: June 6-9

For its 15th year, the festival booked several bands who at their peak, bottled up the feelings of 15-year-olds nationwide, including Death Cab for Cutie and the Breeders. Mavis Staples will preside as the matriarch of the woodsy outdoor festival.

Admission: $55 to $90 for daily passes; $175 to $180 for weekend passes

“Hedwig and the Angry Inch”

Garden Theater, 1187 N. High St.

Date: through June 23, 8 p.m.

Short North Stage ends its season with a revival of the provocative musical about a transgendered rock musician, her botched operation and the pangs of unrequited love.

Admission: $30 to $44

Michael Weisel

Works by Michael Weisel

Springfield Museum of Art, 107 Cliff Park Rd., Springfield

Dates: through Sept. 1

On display will be the large-scale paintings by Columbus artist Michael Weisel, whose works reference traditional figurative composition yet also include abstracted, dream-like imagery.

Admission: $5 adults, $3 students and senior citizens, free for members and age 17 and younger

“Jack and Jill”

The Franklinton Playhouse, 566 W. Rich St.

Dates: through June 16

Red Herring Productions revives Jane Martin’s romantic drama about the ups and downs of a man and woman’s relationship.

Admission: $25 in advance, or “pay what you want” at the door