Columbus Folk Music Society

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For Americana/Folk Concert Series bookings:

Saturday, March 25, 2023 CONCERT


Mustard’s Retreat

Promo Video

Unless noted below, the Americana/Folk Concert Series events are held at:

Columbus Mennonite Church

35 Oakland Park Ave, Columbus, 43214 

2022-23 season; there is NO preregistration or proof of vaccination required. Masks are optional.  


6PM  Open Jam 

7PM  Open Mic (pre-signup) 

8PM  Featured Performer    

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

Donation: $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. 


Sat, Sept 24 7PM Butch Ross

(Mountain Dulcimer “Maestro”)  

Chattanooga, TN

Friday, Oct 28   7PMJenner Fox


NOTE: This concert is on a FRIDAY night.

Sisters, OR

Sat, Nov 19   7PMThe Pints 

Columbus, OH

Sat, Jan 28   7PM The Mighty Troubadours


Columbus, OH

Sat, Feb 25, 7PM Daniel Dye and the Miller Road Band 


Mutual, OH

Sat, Mar 25, 7PM Mustard’s Retreat

(Folk Singer-songwriter)

Ann Arbor, MI

Fri, Apr 14, 5PM – Wrygrass


Columbus, OH

NOTE: This concert is on a FRIDAY night and held at Reeb Center, 280 Reeb Ave, Cols, OH.

Free-will donation

Sat, April 22, 7PM Rupert Wates


New York City / Colorado

Mon, June 26, 5PM The Matchsellers


Kansas City, MO

NOTE: This concert is on a FRIDAY night and held at Reeb Center, 280 Reeb Ave, Cols, OH.

Free-will donation

The CFMS Americana/Folk Concert Series is supported in part by:

The Community Arts Fund of The Columbus Foundation with the assistance of the Mildred L. Bragg Fund and the Ingram-White Castle Foundation.


Additional 2022-23 fundraisers may be added: WATCH THIS SPACE!  

Most fundraisers benefit the Columbus Folk Music Society’s annual Central Ohio Folk Festival held the first weekend in May.

The festival now attracts over 9,000 folks over the two-day weekend. 

Sat, Feb 4, 2023  7:00PM

Bill Cohen’s Valentine Concert

A celebration of ALL things Valentine’s Day with Bill Cohen and friends.

Songs from the 1940s, 50s, 60s, 70s and beyond about the ups and downs of romantic love. 

Plus, fun trivia questions and ALWAYS some surprises. Additional details to follow in coming weeks. 

VENUE: Columbus Mennonite Church, 35 Oakland Park Ave, Columbus, 43214

Sun, Aug 28 (2022)   2-4PM

Mike Hale & Mary Miller

A show with Music + Humor! 

A unique mix of folk music and humor! Mary will lead off the show with her hilarious observations about everyday life and situations, followed by Mike and Mary performing an engaging variety of well-known folk/Americana songs.

VENUE: La Chatelaine Bistro, 627 High St, Worthington, OH. Seating first-come first served. Food available.

Suggested donation $10-$15

Sun, Sept 11 (2022)   1-3:30PM

Woody Guthrie Tribute

An afternoon featuring Columbus based performers showcasing Woody Guthrie tunes and songs by made famous by other folk music icons that were inspired by Woody.  Among them: Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, Phil Ochs, and Malvina Reynolds. 

VENUE: Nocterra Brewing Taproom & Beer Garden, 41 Depot St, Powell, OH. Seating outside in beautiful Beer Garden space. Food available.

Suggested donation $10-$15


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