RiverCenter for the Performing Arts in Columbus, Georgia
3-Day Columbus Riverside Music Getaway
Columbus, located on the western edge of Georgia on the Chattahoochee River, 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 this culturally rich river city.
Today, downtown Columbus (or “Uptown,” as locals refer to it) thrives with a number of intimate restaurants and venues, including the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, the opulent Springer Opera House and the Liberty Theatre. Experience the city's numerous outdoor events and Columbus State University’s Schwob School of Music, which presents more than 250 concerts every year. Spend your weekend exploring Columbus through the ear of its original music.