“If you build it they will come.”
Remember that line? It’s from the movie Field Of Dreams. The words take on new life at Columbus Commons. In 2011, droves of people flocked to the newly opened downtown field of dreams. They came for the gardens, concerts and performances; they came for the family events and food trucks.
The 2012 season is beginning to take off, Columbus can brace for something even bigger and better than before. For starters, the state-of-of the-art Columbus Bicentennial Pavilion is open. That makes Columbus Commons a bona-fide draw for national acts and outdoor performances. The legendary Michael McDonald (of the Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan) takes the stage on May 24 for a free concert at the Pavilion’s debut. He’s the first of more than seventy acts scheduled to perform at the Pavilion this year. Opening up for the Grammy-winner is the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, and closing out the night will be a glittering fireworks display.