The Columbus Dispatch and Jazz Arts Group present "A Concert for Columbus" on Monday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. at the Southern Theatre.

The Cool Music for Tough Times event featuring Byron Stripling and the Columbus Jazz Orchestra is free, but donation of a non-perishable food item or a monetary donation for the Mid-Ohio Foodbank is requested for admission.

If you're as big a fan of jazz music as my friend Ross was in college, plan on getting there early! Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and seats are first-come, first-served.

For more information, visit www.jazzartsgroup.org.