Nothing says summer more than beautiful live music on the lawn, while enjoying a picnic with family and friends.

The Columbus Symphony welcomes Brian McKnight to the 2018 Nationwide Picnic with the Pops this Saturday Jul 21 at 8 p.m. at the Columbus Commons (160 S High St. Columbus).

Brian McKnight has earned himself a spot in contemporary music history as an R&B singer-songwriter, arranger, and producer. He’s been nominated for 16 Grammy Awards, and is a multi-instrumentalist who plays eight instruments, including piano, guitar, bass guitar, percussion, trombone, tuba, flugelhorn, and trumpet. Don’t miss this special night under the stars with hits like “Back To One,” “One Last Cry,” and “Anytime.”

Picnic with the Pops, presented by Nationwide, is a chance to see some of today’s most popular entertainers performing with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra at an amazing price. The casual outdoor evening performances are a great opportunity to gather with friends, family, and co-workers. So pack your picnic basket to share and enjoy a fun and memorable experience at the Columbus Commons. If you have lawn tickets, it is recommended to bring lawn chairs and/or a blanket with you to enjoy the concert. For more information, visit

General lawn admission tickets are $25. Reserved seating tickets are $65 and $85. Tickets can be purchased online at

Do not miss this one of a kind outdoor concert

Tess Abney is a writer and artist from the Quad-Cities who enjoys writing on a variety of topics.