The Beat promised in our print edition last week to have some more on the closing of the Columbus Performing Arts Center as part of the City of Columbus budget cuts.
We touch on this in our upcoming year-in-review column, but the closing of the CPAC (not finalized) marks the second time in the past couple years that Six String Concerts will lose its home. The series, presenting singer-songwriters, moved to the CPAC after the Columbus Music Hall moved to an all-jazz format. It was one of two acoustic-music series displaced by the decision, the other being Zeppelin Productions, which moved to the Columbus Maennerchor. Ironically, Zeppelin also faces the prospect of finding a new home again, as the Maennerchor is set to be sold.
The capper - the Columbus Music Hall was sold earlier this year to a buyer set to convert it into a restaurant.
The Beat isn't suggesting anything other than tough times for the pair of performing singer-songwriter series that call Columbus home.