Donner Park Variety Show set at shelterhouse

Columbus singer Tony London, who mostly recently performed at the local, annual American Pie Magical History Tour show, will headline the free Donner Park Variety Show from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Donner Park shelterhouse, near 19th and Lafayette streets in Columbus.

Supporting London will be a well-known group of friends. Vanessa Edwards will play violin; Tom Lego is the drummer; Danny Clark will play keyboards, just as he did at American Pie; Dan Mustard will be on guitar; Steve Rosenberg will also be on guitar; Jim Darnell will play sax and harmonica; and Wayne Deaton will be on bass.

The show is a tribute to “road songs,” according to organizers. Some favorites will include “On the Road Again,” “King of the Road,” “Route 66,” “Take It Easy,” “Wagon Wheel” and others.

The Columbus Evening Kiwanis Club, WCSI Radio and Columbus Parks and Recreation Department sponsor the event. The variety shows began in 1926. Columbus’ Robert Hay-Smith is the emcee.

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Brian Blair is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at or 812-379-5672.