PLAY: The Columbia Music Arena (OH) - Summer

Posted by:  Self Employed Promoter  | When:  –  | Where: Columbia Music Arena, 832 Gallia Street, Portsmouth, Ohio, USA

  Booking 3 Sonicbids bands

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We're very excited to start a new music series every  Saturday at The legendary Columbia music arena located in Portsmouth, Ohio. Bringing live music to the entire community, we're showcasing all age events that feature 2-3 bands nightly. This is a great way to bring the community together every weekend and support local musicians. The Colombia music arena is an indoor venue with a large stage, air-conditioning, table and stadium seating, and a full bar. Come rock out with other great bands this spring and build your fan base at the Colombia music arena.

The Opportunity

With a capacity of 800, two fully stocked bars, and an upstairs V.I.P. lounge, the Columbia is the most elite live music venue in Southern Ohio. We're looking for awesome bands to play throughout the summer. This is an ongoing opportunity to apply, and we'll find the best date for your band. This is an opportunity for local, regional and touring bands.

The Band

We're looking for bands of all genres that play original music. We love Rock, Punk, Metal, Hardcore, Folk, Acoustic, Country, Blues and Soul acts, but we're open to all genres if it's good music

Bands must be actively playing shows 

Bands must be willing to heavily promote the show if chosen to play

Bands are able to sell merch on-site

All acts applying must meet the criteria that we look for, lyrics, stage presence, style and artists must have a fanbase

Acts must have a solid online presence 

The Gig

Set times are 1:00-7:00 pm
Payment determined at the time of booking
We're currently booking 2-3 bands per show
This is a new series, so we're looking for acts that are looking for exposure and building a fan base, not a big payout!

We have more dates available than those listed. If you're interested in playing our venue, apply and we'll send you availabilities that we think fit your band!

Full PA provided

Basic backline provided 

Capacity +800

Local bands must be able to draw  +70

Bands get food tickets


  • Compensation Amount: Determined at time of booking