Oct. 10 Hammertowne, along with Sugarcreek Bluegrass Band at Chester Flowers Bluegrass Connection of Central Ohio at Crossroads Christian Church in Newark, Ohio. Doors open 5:30, open stage 6 - 7:15, show starts 7:30 pm.
Oct. 11 Bluegrass on Main Street featuring Lonesome River Band, Don Rigsby, The Dappled Grays, The Andy Carlson Band, The Dennison University Bluegrass Band, Dappled Grays, Fox & Hounds, Timberline and Grassahol. Performances will take place on Main Street in downtown Newark, OH. From 12 noon to 11 pm. Info: bluegrassonmain.com
Oct. 11 Kevin Prater Band at the Warehouse Steak & Stein in Roscoe Village , Coshocton, OH. 8-11 pm
Oct. 11 Sugar Creek Bluegrass at the Sauerkraut Festival in Downtown Waynesville, OH Show from Noon to 2 pm
Oct. 12 Kevin Prater Band at the Adena Road Church of Christ, Chillicothe, Ohio 10:30 am.
Oct. 18 Bluegrass on the Ohio at the "Living With A Cause" Theatre, 8805 Ohio River Road, Wheelersburg, OH. Includes Kevin Prater Band, Tony Holt & The WIldwood Valley Boys. Sugar Creek Bluegrass and Robin Tackett & Midnight Storm to the Doors open at 4:00 pm, Show at 5:00 pm.
Oct. 24 Evan Lanier and the Bluegrass Express at the Clifton Opera House, Clifton, OH 7:30 pm
Oct. 31- and continuing through Nov. 2 Bluegrass Spooktacular at the Friendly Hills Camp Ground, Zanesville. Friday featuring Sugar Creek, Wills Creek and the WayFarers. Saturday The Farm Hands Quartet, Evan Lanier and Bluegrass Express, Chestnut Ridge, Cedar Hill Bluegrass, The Kevin Prater Band. Sunday Church Service from 10:30-11:00 am followed by Gospel Music all day with Chestnut Ridge, the Kevin Prater Band and Two by Two Gospel Band.
Welcome to COBA
The Central Ohio Bluegrass Association (COBA) started in Columbus, Ohio in 1978. Our goal, to promote and preserve Bluegrass in central Ohio, has broadened, over the years, to include the whole state of Ohio, bringing together musicians and performers for the purpose of playing bluegrass music.
COBA hosts eight concerts each year: seven monthly indoor concerts and one outdoor festival. With two bands playing at each montly meeting and 12 bands playing at the summer festival, COBA provides opportunities for hundreds of musicians and thousands of music lovers to participate.
Every activity is produced by volunteers and the entire year's activity is managed by a volunteer president and board.
This, our website, receives nearly 200 visits per day, mostly to the calendar of Ohio bluegrass events where Ohio's bluegrass fans can find events near them.