Bicentennial Pavilion Opens at Columbus Commons

View from the newly christened Bicentennial Pavilion at the Columbus Commons on May 2, 2012.(Photo: Columbus Foundation)
View from the newly christened Bicentennial Pavilion at the Columbus Commons on May 2, 2012.(Photo: Columbus Foundation)

The christening of the new pavilion at the Columbus Commons downtown included a nice lunch for perhaps 150 on stage sponsored by the Columbus Foundation. I think our table was approximately where the tattoo parlor was in the demolished City Center Mall.  But what a transformation of space from the claustrophobic mall to open space that is welcoming and beautiful.  As a member of the Jazz Board, I’m especially thrilled that the first official concert at the Commons will be singer-songwriter Michael McDonald (formerly of The Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan) and the Columbus Jazz Orchestra.  And it’s FREE.  May 24, Thursday night with gates opening at 6 and the CJO starting the night at 7 pm.  See you there!

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