Know someone in need of some love and connection right now?
As Ohio is reopening and we begin venturing out, many of our elderly and vulnerable community members still have to isolate –– and our businesses need our support more than ever. Dublin Arts Council, City of Dublin, Dublin Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Dublin Chamber of Commerce have joined forces to bring Dublin Curbside Concerts to the community, beginning July 3 and continuing throughout the summer.
In partnership with Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC), Can’t Stop Columbus and the Columbus Foundation, these 15- to 20-minute intimate concerts will take place in front of individual homes, on the grounds of senior living facilities and curbside at staffed business patios in Dublin, staged on the bed of a vehicle donated by Germain Honda of Dublin.
How curbside concerts work
Make a request
Pick a nominee in Dublin and write a heartfelt message that will be read to them during the show
We book a local artist
We organize requests in three to four-hour routes and book one of the area’s best artists for a mini curbside-to-curbside tour
They play for the special person you nominated
Artists arrive ready to relay your message and kindness, providing a personalized 15-minute performance that can be enjoyed from the safety of the recipient’s yard, porch or driveway
How to request a free Dublin Curbside Concert
Individual Dublin homes: Emphasis around July 4 will be on Veterans and First Responders … but all nominations are welcome for concerts throughout the summer. Complete the online form at sendaconcert.com
Dublin business concerts (must be staffed patios) – contact Josh Bricker, Dublin Convention & Visitors Bureau, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dublin Senior Living Facilities –contact Christine Nardecchia, Director of Outreach and Engagement, City of Dublin, email@example.com
Want to perform?
Artists who are registered in the GCAC Street Performer booking system are eligible to participate in this paid performance opportunity. Those who are not may register for an account and create a performer profile at https://performers.gcac.org/users/sign_in
If you want to hear live music and make a real difference in our community, please become a volunteer driver. It’s a great opportunity to get out of the house (but safely, and with a mask!), support local artists and brighten the days of members of the community. If you are able to drive and follow directions from Google Maps, you’re qualified. No special license is required. Click this link to find a shift and sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040b45abaa22a4fb6-curbside
Check out the video below to experience it yourself!