“A few short months ago, the status of many summertime arts and entertainment events was still up in the air,” write Nancy Gilson, Michael Grossberg, Margaret Quamme, and Peter Tonguette in Sunday’s (6/20) Columbus Dispatch (OH). “With the lifting of state health orders … earlier this month [and] encouraging trends in coronavirus numbers and vaccination rates, many events are set to resume. That includes the long-anticipated return of live music. The concert season is set to start with outdoor and neighborhood performances by local groups and ramp up to full-on indoor concerts…. Annual events like [the Columbus Symphony’s] Patriotic Pops and the Wonderbus Music Festival are of course part of the lineup.” Included in the listing of music, theater, and other live Columbus-area performances are the Columbus Symphony’s “Picnic with the Pops” series at Columbus Commons; “Summer Night Music” neighborhood concert series; a performance with the Ohio State marching band; and “Patriotic Pops” performances with vocalist N’Kenge, followed by a fireworks display. Also included are performances by the New Albany Symphony Orchestra; Central Ohio Symphony; ProMusica SummerFEST performances at Franklin Park Conservatory; and Lancaster Festival Orchestra.