The Columbus Theatre in Providence announced Friday that they plan to re-open in August. The venue, known for its support of independent bands and artists, is putting together a full slate of concerts, film, and comedy.

Upcoming events include indie-rock legends Yo La Tenga on September 18th, Buck Meek (of Big Thief) on November 3rd, and Puddles Pity Party on December 18th. More shows are expected to be announced soon.

Check the Columbus Theatre Facebook page here for upates.

Ken Abrams

Lifestyle Editor Ken Abrams writes about music, the arts and more for What'sUpNewp. He is also a contributor to Providence Monthly, SO RI, Hey Rhody and The Bay magazines.
Ken DJ's "The Kingston Coffeehouse," a roots/folk/rock radio show every Tuesday, 6-9 PM on WRIU 90.3 FM. He is a former educator in the Scituate, RI school system where he taught Social Studies for over 30 years.
Ken is presently on the board of the Rhode Island Folk Festival and Newport Live (formerly Common Fence Music), a non-profit that brings diverse musical acts to the Newport area.