Best summer outdoor concerts in Columbus 2017
All Time Low

The best part of summer? The abundance of music festivals and being able to enjoy live music outside in the warm, sunny weather. The season is known for its big-name tours and festivals, and this year's already been a good one--and as we head into July, plenty of summer concerts are still to come, particularly in Columbus at Express Live! With concerts featuring everyone from rap stars to classic-rock bands, the city has something for everyone, so find your must-see, get your tickets, and enjoy the show!

Lil Wayne
July 7 @ 7 p.m.
Express Live! - 405 Neil Ave., Columbus, OH 43215

Radio station 106.7 The Beat is presenting Summer Beat Down, a concert outside at Express Live, featuring rapper Lil Wayne. Originally scheduled for June 23, the concert was postponed due to weather concerns until July 7, meaning you still have some time to score tickets--but if you already bought them, your original ticket will be honored. Prices range from $47.50 to $57.50, plus a skip-the-line offer costing $65.

Blue Oyster Cult
July 8 @ 3 p.m.
Express Live! - 405 Neil Ave., Columbus, OH 43215

Summer concerts are known for getting plenty of great names on one bill--especially when it comes to radio stations. Qfm96 is getting a great lineup together at their Sticky Fingers Food Fest with "Don't Feat the Reaper" and "Burnin' for You" hitmakers Blue Oyster Cult, as well as Tom Keifer of Cinderella, Rat Bastard Syndicate, No Regrets, and Terry Davidson & The Gears. Tickets are on sale now for just under $20 in advance, just under $25 day of show. And, of course, this is a food festival, so you'll have plenty to snack on while you enjoy the show.

Slayer
July 18 @ 6 p.m.
Express Live! - 405 Neil Ave., Columbus, OH 43215

The summer shows continue through July at Express Live! with metal band Slayer, also featuring Lamb of God and Behemoth. Tickets start at $48.50 and are on sale now, and the price goes up to $52 the day of the show, so get them early. VIP packages are also available.

Echo & the Bunnymen and Violent Femmes
July 19 @ 6 p.m.
Express Live! - 405 Neil Ave., Columbus, OH 43215

Two great post-punk bands on one bill--Echo & the Bunnymen with Violent Femmes. Tickets are on sale now and are $38.50 in advance, $40 day of show.

All Time Low
July 23 @ 5:30 p.m.
Express Live! - 405 Neil Ave., Columbus, OH 43215

All Time Low is back on the road this summer, with their Young Renegades tour hitting cities all over the country in support of their latest album, Last Young Renegades. The rock band will have support from SWMRS, Waterparks, and The Wrecks. Tickets are on sale now, costing $25 in advance and $27 day of show.