Thursday, Aug. 2
Jeff Dunham, 7 p.m. at the Ohio State Fair, 717 E. 17th Ave. The acclaimed comedian, actor and ventriloquist known for his popular sketch comedy television show, “The Jeff Dunham Show,” will be performing live at the Celeste Center this weekend for a fun and intimate comedy set. Tickets begin at $40 plus fees via Ticketmaster.
Save Face, 7 p.m. at Big Room Bar, 1036 S. Front St. The New Jersey-based rock band will be playing an intimate set in Columbus this weekend, and will joined by other acts like Overgrow, Captain Redbeard and the SS Friendship. Tickets begin at $10 plus fees via Ticketfly.
Friday, Aug. 3
Lee Brice, 7 p.m. at the Ohio State Fair, 717 E. 17th Ave. The popular country singer will be performing at the Celeste Center this weekend on the Ohio State fairgrounds. Expect to heart him perform popular songs like “I Don’t Dance” and “Hard to Love.” Tickets begin at $25 plus fees via Ticketmaster.
Kim Walker-Smith, 7 p.m. at Newport Music Hall, 1722 N. High St. The Oregon-based worship singer will be performing in Columbus this weekend as part of her “On My Side” tour. Expect to hear songs like “Holy” and “In the River” as she’s joined by opening act, Urban Rescue. Tickets begin at $26 plus fees via Ticketmaster.
Saturday, Aug. 4
Marilyn Manson, 4 p.m. at Express Live, 405 Neil Ave. As part of 99.7 The Blitz’s Great Summer Smokeout, the Ohio-based singer and songwriter will be performing songs like “Redeemer” in Columbus this weekend. Manson will be joined by acts like Jonathan Davis and (the) Melvins. Tickets begin at $45 plus fees via Ticketmaster.
Styx and Cheap Trick, 7 p.m. at the Ohio State Fair, 717 E. 17th Ave. The legendary rock bands will be co-headlining a set at the Celeste Center this weekend. Expect to hear songs like “Come Sail Away,” “Mr. Roboto,” “The Flame” and “I Want You to Want Me.” Tickets begin at $35 plus fees via Ticketmaster.
Sunday, Aug. 5
Yungblud, 7 p.m. at A&R Music Bar, 391 Neil Ave. The upcoming English-based alternative rock musician will be performing songs like “Psychotic Kids” and “Medication” in Columbus this weekend. Tickets begin at $10.25 plus fees via Ticketmaster.
Dublin Irish Fest, 11 a.m. at Coffman Park, 5200 Emerald Pkwy. The annual celebration of all things Irish returns to Columbus this weekend for another year of what’s been helmed as “the largest three-day Irish Festival on the planet.” More than 100,000 attendees are expected and with 7 stages, 65 acts and more than 500 performances, there’s fun for the whole family. Day passes are $10 and the entire weekend package for $25 can be purchased from the festival’s website.