This summer may be on the cool side in the weather department, but the Creekside Live concerts in Gahanna are heating up. This season, the Gahanna Ohio Department of Parks & Recreation has welcomed The Reaganomics, the John Schwab Duo, Angela Perley & the Howlin’ Moons, Soul Kitchn and more.
“With the beautiful setting at Creekside there is no better park venue in Central Ohio to enjoy live music,” said Zac Guthrie, Recreation Supervisor for Gahanna Parks & Recreation.
“Because of the support from last year’s sponsors [Gahanna Parks & Recreation Foundation (GPRF), Strathmore Development Co. and Yuengling], we were able to bring in local talents such as the Reaganomics and The Floorwalkers who were named 614 Magazine’s best cover band and local band.”
This summer has been bigger and better by featuring two live bands per date and additional community partners. The community has really come together to support the event as well. New this summer is an opening act beginning at 6 p.m. followed by the headliner, beginning at 8 p.m. The crowds this season have continued to grow as word spreads about the fun this concert series brings to the Creekside District in Olde Gahanna.
Be sure to get to Creekside early on August 8 as Cliff Cody, a former contestant on the popular new show, Rising Stars on ABC, takes the stage at 6 p.m. Cody is a rising country star from southwest Ohio. A Gahanna favorite, SWAGG, follows at 8 p.m.
Concert-goers are encouraged to bring friends, family and co-workers to Creekside Park during this exciting event to enjoy all the area has to offer, including paddleboat rides on the Big Walnut Creek, boutique shops and a variety of restaurants at Creekside and Olde Gahanna. Parking is free in the Creekside garage.
The concert series is made possible through partnerships with the Gahanna Parks & Recreation Foundation (GPRF), Strathmore Development Co., Yuengling. New partners this year include Gahanna Rotary, Funtrail Vehicle Accessories, Lew Griffin Insurance and Sound Perfection. Alcohol sales help cover the cost of event expenses, while net proceeds benefit the GPRF, a 501c3 organization providing camp scholarships, park improvements and public art to the Gahanna community.
6 p.m. – Cliff Cody (Acoustic Covers)
8 p.m. – SWAGG (Party Variety)
6 p.m. – Jonalee White Band (Country)
8 p.m. – The Spike Drivers (Americana Rock)
~Post by Beth McCollam, Public Information Officer for the City of Gahanna Department of Parks & Recreation