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Ohio Stadium set for first ‘stadium show’ in more than a decade

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Columbus is one of the United States’ growing metropolises, but for two days next summer, it’s going back to the country.

Ohio Stadium is set to host Buckeye Country Superfest June 20-21, the stadium’s first concert in more than a decade, according to a Tuesday press release.

The lineup is not set to be announced until Oct. 7, but the organizers have promised the show will feature “the biggest stars in country music.”

“We’ve booked a massive lineup for the Superfest befitting a venue with the size and tradition of Ohio Stadium,” producer Quint Davis said in a released statement. He added that he hopes the event will be an annual affair.

Davis has also led the establishment of a similar “superfest” at Louisiana State Univeristy’s Tiger Stadium Baton Rouge, La., and another one in Jacksonville, Fla., and each provide an estimated economic impact of $30 million for the states, according to the release. The inaugural festival at LSU’s stadium drew acts like Kenny Chesney, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban.

Davis works for the Festival Productions Inc. — New Orleans, which has annually produced the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, as well as two presidential inaugural celebrations and the 2013 Super Bowl Boulevard event.

The last concert at Ohio Stadium was in 2003 and featured Linkin Park, Limp Bizkit, and Metallica.

Tickets for Buckeye Country Superfest are scheduled to go on sale Oct. 14.

A prior version of this article stated that Festival Productions Inc. – New Orleans produced two presidential inaugurations. In fact, they produced celebrations surrounding those inaugurations. It also referred to the last concert at Ohio Stadium as having taken place in 2013, which in fact, took place in 2003. 

2 comments

  1. “the stadium’s first concert in more than a decade” ?

    “The last concert at Ohio Stadium was in 2013” ?

    *scratching head*

    editors, that concert was july 19, 2003

  2. School of Communications Alum

    Bring back Pink Floyd! lol

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