About

About

Founded by friends who love acoustic music

It began with a simple question in 1988. A group of friends who loved acoustic music asked how they could bring the best performing songwriters to central Ohio. Frustrated by the lack of national and regional acoustic acts playing in the area at the time, we decided to produce concerts ourselves. The result was Six String Concerts, an all-volunteer run 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that—more than 30 years later—continues to bring great established and emerging singer-songwriters to central Ohio audiences. They span a variety of musical genres, primarily contemporary folk, but also including roots, Americana, bluegrass, and country.

We do not own or operate a venue. Instead, we seek venues for our performances where concerts can be held in an intimate, alcohol-free environment that provides the performers and audience with a high quality concert experience. After the show, attendees often have an opportunity to meet the performers. We also periodically host artist workshops. In 2015, Six String was named “Best Listening Room in Columbus” by Columbus Monthly Magazine.

During a typical season, Six String presents top touring acoustic musicians in a series of 8–10 concerts held between September and May. Like everyone in the performing arts, during the pandemic, when live performances stopped, we pivoted to connecting our patrons with livestream shows. We appreciate the ongoing support of our sponsors, partners, and patrons and are excited to be back to live music again!

It began with a simple question in 1988. A group of friends who loved acoustic music asked how they could bring the best performing songwriters to central Ohio. Frustrated by the lack of national and regional acoustic acts playing in the area at the time, we decided to produce concerts ourselves. The result was Six String Concerts, an all-volunteer run 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that—more than 30 years later—continues to bring great established and emerging singer-songwriters to central Ohio audiences. They span a variety of musical genres, primarily contemporary folk, but also including roots, Americana, bluegrass, and country.

We do not own or operate a venue. Instead, we seek venues for our performances where concerts can be held in an intimate, alcohol-free environment that provides the performers and audience with a high quality concert experience. After the show, attendees often have an opportunity to meet the performers. We also periodically host artist workshops. In 2015, Six String was named “Best Listening Room in Columbus” by Columbus Monthly Magazine.

During a typical season, Six String presents top touring acoustic musicians in a series of 8–10 concerts held between September and May. Like everyone in the performing arts, during the pandemic, when live performances stopped, we pivoted to connecting our patrons with livestream shows. We appreciate the ongoing support of our sponsors, partners, and patrons and are excited to be back to live music again!

Board of Trustees

Kim Rice Wilson

President & Artist Booking Coordinator

Melissa Brundage

Volunteer Coordinator

Bobbie Garber

Marketing Coordinator

Wendy Hansen Smith

Development & Outreach Coordinator

Toni Hoepf

Artist Advancing & Ticket Sales Coordinator

Dick Kinsley

Member at Large

Teresa Schleifer

Secretary

Amanda Scott

Special Projects

Jutta Wait

Vice President & Treasurer

Ty Wait

Technical Coordinator

Want to Get Involved?

We’re always looking for those who share our passion for acoustic music.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Want to Get Involved?

We’re always looking for those who share our passion for acoustic music.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

EST. 1988

Over 30 Years of Standing Ovations

ARTIST ARCHIVE

EST. 1988

Over 30 Years of Standing Ovations

ARTIST ARCHIVE

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