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Best Indie & Rock Aug 1 - 31

ZZ Top at Kemba Live Columbus

ZZ Top

Influenced by the likes of Johnny Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters, Rock & Roll hall of famers ZZ Top infuse their classic blues riffs with the spirited, often humorous pursuit of worldly pleasures. Look no further for catchy tunes about fast cars, sharp clothes and good times... and of course the iconic (and pretty incredible) facial hair.

Hozier at Schottenstein Center

Hozier

The man who took us to Church is extending his 2023 tour 'Unreal Unearth' into 2024! With a big, soulful voice that plunges to dark, melancholy depths and ascends into wild, fierce howls, Andrew Hozier-Byrne has proved that the hype is justified. The video for his first-ever single, "Take Me to Church," went viral in 2013, reaching over 700 million views to date.

Primus at KEMBA LIVE!

Primus

The ever-undefinable Primus have a huge 2024 ahead of them. As well as touring with Coheed & Cambria and A Perfect Circle, the band are also doing a string of headline sets throughout the USA. Composed of bassist/vocalist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry "Ler" LaLonde, and drummer Tim "Herb" Alexander, Primus has been pushing boundaries for nearly 40 years.

Bowling For Soup at The Bluestone

Bowling For Soup

If you need a dose of unpretentious, instantly catchy pop-punk, then there are few better bands to see than Bowling for Soup. The quintet formed in the 1990s, and spent much of the decade cultivating a small but loyal following as their contemporaries (Green Day et al) took over the world. Get ready to have fun with Bowling For Soup this year!

New Found Glory at KEMBA LIVE!

New Found Glory

Hailing from Coral Springs, Florida, punk-pop band New Found Glory were formed in mid-1997 and have been brightening up stadiums and venues ever since with their catchy, anthemic pop-punk tunes. Catch them live on the road in 2024 with the 20th-anniversary tour of their album 'Catalyst', a unique experience where fans will get to hear all the tracks on the album plus many more!

Sublime with Rome at KEMBA LIVE!

Sublime with Rome

This April, ska-punk legends Sublime With Rome tour the United States. With iconic 90's tracks 'Santeria', 'What I Got', and 'Wrong Way', this tour is a nostalgia trip for fans of alternative music. Grab tickets to be whisked away to an upbeat positive show full of undeniable grooves and catchy croons!

Phil Wickham at Schottenstein Center

Phil Wickham

Join Grammy and Billboard Music Award Nominee Phil Wickham for his highly anticipated brand new tour. This captivating musical experience features soul-stirring performances and heartfelt worship. Phil Wickham will perform an uplifting selection of his biggest hits, including chart-toppers like "House of the Lord," "Battle Belongs," and "Living Hope." Don't miss your chance to catch him live as he comes to a stage near you!

Blue October, Switchfoot, and Matt Nathanson at KEMBA LIVE!

Blue October, Switchfoot, and Matt Nathanson

You've heard of a double headliner, but have you ever heard of a triple headliner? Matt Nathanson, Blue October, and Switchfoot will be hitting the road across the United States on the Help From My Friends tour this summer. In another touring first, the bands will switch up the running order each night, so no show will be the same. Set to be an unforgettable night like no other, get your tickets now!

O.A.R. at KEMBA LIVE!

O.A.R.

O.A.R. is ready for their Summer Tour 24 with special guests Fitz and the Tantrums, and DJ Logic for support! The band, consisting of Marc Roberge, Chris Culos, Richard On, Benj Gershman and Jerry DePizzo, hit the scene with their first studio album, 'The Wanderer,' back in 1997. Since then, they have released nine more studio albums. Celebrate the summer of 2024 right with O.A.R.!

The Struts at KEMBA LIVE!

The Struts

The Struts hit the road in 2024 with a massive tour. Kicking off this April the 30+ date tour will make stops in New York, Texas, and California and many more. The English upstarts released their debut album Everybody Wants, garnering rave reviews as well as a reputation as the saviors of modern glam-rock, ushering in an exciting new era of neo-glam.

Protest The Hero at A and R Music Bar

Protest The Hero

Hailing from Whitby, Ontario this four-piece progressive rock band have been making tunes since 1999, although they first named themselves 'Happy Go Lucky'. The band's second full-length album 'Fortress' launched the band into the rock scene when it was released in 2008, now Protest the Hero are bringing their brand new tour kicking off late summer!

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