Columbus has never been short on homegrown talent. The Mother of the Blues Ma Rainey, Nashville pioneer Chet Atkins, hip-hop producer Dallas Austin, TLC singer Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas, blues artist Robert Cray, violinist David Ragsdale of rock band Kansas, guitarist/songwriter Danny Whitten of Neil Young’s band Crazy Horse, and country artist and comedian Tim Wilson were all born or raised in the city.
Below, use the itinerary to find must-see music venues, festivals and more points of interest, and listen to music by local artists in the "Our Columbus Picks" playlist.
Springer Opera House
Any trip to Columbus is incomplete without a tour or a performance at the State Theatre of Georgia, built in 1871.