News and notes on entertainment and the arts in central Ohio.

We're through Memorial Day weekend and full-on into the summer concert/festival/arts season. Of course, the Columbus Arts Festival is among the signature events of the summer in central Ohio, and this year's event, set for June 7-9 on the downtown Columbus riverfront, is no exception.

Run-up to the festival is already under way via the Tweet and Go Seek (@tweetandgoseek) Twitter campaign. Follow – or at least search it – to find out more.

As for the festival itself, what's not to love? Local, regional and national artists; live music (including local legends Watershed, who perform June 8); family events and hands-on activities; food, glorious food...good stuff, this.

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Playing Columbus might not be a big deal to every artist/band that comes to town, but to someone for whom this is their home, and who started performing at age 5, a little fuss might be in order.

So The Beat is going to offer a little fuss over Drew Davis' Tuesday, June 4, gig at Brothers Drake Meadery. Davis, originally from Bexley, is a modern singer-songwriter living – and making a living – in Austin, Texas.

A regular in that most musical of towns, she's on the road this summer, headed to Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville and a few other stops, in addition to Columbus.

Television watchers have likely heard her songs even if they didn't know it was her. And her fourth CD is expected out later this year.

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Here's one Bunker that won't have folks bemoaning their misfortune during the Memorial Tournament.

The four-night party got under way last night, and continues Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Country Club at Muirfield Village.

There's live music each night, cash bar, food and a Game Zone full of arcade games – and you don't have to have been a tournament patron to join in the fun.

Tickets are $10, with proceeds benefitting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio. The Bunker is a 21-and-older event.


CAPA will host its final Artist Production Development Clinic of the season at the Lincoln Theatre June 15.

Local artists and arts organizations can participate in the free, one-day clinic, which covers topics such as production planning and staging, marketing and advertising, and legal issues.

Space is limited. Email Suzan Bradford at