Free Arts Alley concert today

A combined ensemble with a horn section that kicks brass will offer a unique sense of street cred at the Columbus Area Arts Council’s next outdoor concert at the multi-colored Sixth Street Arts Alley downtown today.

The free event from 5 to 9 p.m. will include Three Beards Strummin’ joining forces with Soul Patch. In the past, when the two entities have unified, they have performed wide-ranging music from Black Sabbath to Neil Diamond. They will begin playing at 6 p.m. The two groups first performed together at the Hogstock 2021 arts council fundraiser.

For those with an appetite for more than music, food will be available from trucks from Hog Molly Brewing Company or TaColumbus with drinks from The Savory Swine and dessert from Miss Rachel’s Neat Treats.

An added attraction at the event is that the 411 Gallery on Sixth Street will be open for people to view the new exhibit, INperspective. It highlights work by Columbus Museum of Art and Design grantees. With a wide range of media, interests, and emphases, INperspective promotes “the value of art to amplify life and reveal the unobserved,” according to a news release.

For those who miss the exhibit at today’s event, they can stop in the gallery from noon to 4 p.m. Fridays.

Event sponsors the Columbus Area Visitors Center, Noblitt Fabricating Inc., and additional support from the City of Columbus has made it possible for the event to be free, according to organizers.

Besides today, other arts alley events in this series are scheduled Sept. 22 and Dec. 8.

People can check the arts council’s calendar at for the latest information.