NeighborFEST and summer not far away

Sure, the chill of winter has gotten a bit tiresome for many at this point. But you’ve got to figure that spring and seemingly endless summer is just around the corner when the Columbus Area Arts Council releases its JCB NeighborFEST free outdoor street concert schedule in downtown Columbus, beginning at 6 p.m. June 7 with The Woomblies Rock Orchestra in front of The Commons at 300 Washington St. The Woomblies won its share of local fans Sept. 2 when it opened the annual Our Hospice of South Central Indiana concert at Mill Race Park.

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