The city of Columbus marks its bicentennial in 2012. The Columbus Bicentennial Pavilion is the signature capital project for the city’s 200th year of existence and the crowning glory of Columbus Commons. It brings the entire central Ohio community to the heart of the city for live concerts and entertainment all summer long.
The Columbus Bicentennial Pavilion was designed by FTL, the same firm that designed the Capitol Concert Pavilion in Washington, D.C., the Carlos Moseley Pavilion in Manhattan and the Cirque du Soleil Theater at Disney World. The design for Columbus is exclusive: a one-of-a-kind, white tensile fabric canopy structure with a 40’ x 60’ stage and state-of-the art lighting, video and sound equipment.
CDDC began construction on the Columbus Bicentennial Pavilion in the fall of 2011 and the Pavilion opened in May 2012, just in time for the beginning of the annual event season. The project was funded by a public private partnership led by the City of Columbus, American Electric Power and Nationwide Insurance.