On the Dial | The Flyover Fest
It's been a long time comin'. We're thrilled to finally bring The Flyover Fest to our home city of Columbus. The idea was conceived while traveling to other like-minded fests in the midwest, specifically Pygmalion and Mission Creek—two festivals we adore. Why not bring people from the lit community to Columbus? People can check out the cool things happening here, while Columbus artists can showcase their work to people in from out of town. A win win.
As Flyover Fest organizer, Justin McIntosh, said, "We want to plant a flag with the Flyover Fest, not only to show off the great creativity of people in Columbus, but also to bring creatives from the region together in a spirit of camaraderie. It’s perhaps more important now than ever." Planning the fest was no easy feat, as it's our first year doing this, but it was inspiring to see so many people jump on board with the idea. I am really happy with the talent we've curated, and so excited for everyone to discover their next favorite band, book, author, movie, or press.
With help from Tom Konitzer (Outer Orbit Booking), Justin McIntosh (former Columbus Alive editor), Amanda Page (Wild Goose Creative), & David Filipi and Chris Stults (Wexner Center for the Arts), we were able to create an inclusive, fresh festival chock-full of talent. It wouldn't be possible without our sponsors Pabst Ohio, Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams, Dispatch Media Group, & Columbus Makes Art Art Makes Columbus. The festival also wouldn't be possible without the enthusiasm from our featured artists and venues, including the Wexner Center for the Arts, Rambling House Sodas, Wild Goose Creative, Used Kids Records, & Spacebar.
Everything kicks off Thursday (5/11) at the Wexner Center for the Arts with creator of the Accused podcast, Amber Hunt. If you haven't listened to the podcast, I HIGHLY recommend it. Her knack for true-crime journalism is world-class. Following the discussion, there will be a screening of the absorbing documentary, The Central Park Five.
The weekend is jam packed with music performances, readings, panel discussions, film screenings, AND an All-Day Book & Music Fair (with beer & ice cream ;)
If you're in the area, you should come out! If you're not around, but know people who are, spread the good word! We'll see you this weekend <3
- There is an EXTREMELY LOW number of All-Access Passes left, so act fast!
- Single show tickets for the PABST STAGE at Spacebar are also available.
CORREY PARKS performs Friday night on the PABST STAGE @ Spacbar:
CONNECTIONS performs Saturday night on the PABST STAGE @ Spacebar:
Zac Little of Saintseneca performs Saturday @ Rambling House as part of the EXCLUSIVE All-Access Show: