Columbus Folk Music Society

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The Americana/Folk Concert Series is held at Columbus Mennonite Church, 35 Oakland Park Ave, Columbus, 43214 

Due to COVID-19, all attendees MUST be vaccinated and wear a mask. Current capacity limit of 50%. You MUST pre-register via Eventbrite.com. Search there for CFMS Americana/Folk Concert Series for more.

2021-22 schedule of programming:  

  • Open Mic (free signup) 7PM
  • Featured Performer  8PM  

Contact Bill Cohen to sign up for open mic (email or call 614-263-3851)

There is currently NO Open Jam or Community Sing programming

UPCOMING CONCERT - REGISTER AT http://bit.ly/KeithLarsen-CFMS


Donation at door: $15 general public; $10 CFMS members & students; under 12 free.

STAY TUNED in the event COVID regulations change and dictate alternative plans.  We will post any changes in the listings below. 

2021-22  CONCERT SEASON LINE-UP


Sat, Sept 25   8PM South for Winter (Folk-blues / Gypsy-soul trio) 

NASHVILLE, TN

southforwintermusic.com

Sat, Oct 30   8PMKeith Larsen

(Singer-songwriter)

COLUMBUS, OH

keithlarsenmusic.com

Sat, Nov 20   8PMJohn Prine Tribute band (Tribute concert)

COLUMBUS, OH

Band – Mike Hale, Patrick Casey, Renilda Marshall and Ed Tatum

Sat, Jan 29   8PM Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio

Folk/Folk-Jazz/Singer-songwriter

CONWAY, NH

heatherpierson.com

Sat, Feb 26   8PMThe American Landscape

(Indie-Folk/Singer-songwriter)

SPRINGFIELD, OH

facebook.com/TheAmericanLandscapeBand

Sat, Mar 26   8PM Perennial Rye

(Americana / Bluegrass-newgrass) 

COLUMBUS, OH

perennialrye.com

Sat, April 30  8PM RJ Cowdery   (Folk/Singer-songwriter)

COLUMBUS, OH

rjcowdery.com

The CFMS’ Americana/Folk Concert Series is supported in part by: the Community Arts Fund of The Columbus Foundation with the assistance of the Ingram-White Castle Foundation. columbusfoundation.org

2022 FESTIVAL FUNDRAISERS

Additional 2021-22 season fundraiser concerts may be added; WATCH THIS SPACE!  

Most, if not all, fundraisers benefit the Columbus Folk Music Society’s annual Central Ohio Folk Festival held the first weekend in May.  The festival now attracts over 10,000 folks over the two-day weekend. 


Sun, Oct 10   3-5PM

Avalon Nine Trio 

Performing band consists of Linda Blaine, David Clutter & Brian Szuch. Enjoy songs by their favorite song-writers: Gillian Welch, John Hiatt, Joni Mitchell, Nanci Griffith, John Prine to name just a few! 

facebook.com/AvalonNine/

VENUE: El Vaquero’s Outdoor Patio area

3230 Olentangy River Rd, Cols, OH

Suggested donation $10-$15

Fri, Feb 4  7:30PM

Bill Cohen’s Valentine Concert

A celebration of ALL things Valentine’s Day with Bill Cohen on guitar/piano, Brian Szuch on lead guitar and Ann Fisher on flute. Tunes made famous by John Denver, James Taylor, Sam Cooke & more! Fun trivia questions, the Harmonettes (backup vocals) and ALWAYS some surprises. 

billcohensings.com

VENUE: Columbus Mennonite Church (sanctuary space), 35 Oakland Park Ave, Cols, OH. Due to COVID, capacity limited to 50%. Pre-registration highly recommended via Eventbrite.

Door donation $15