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Zak Kolesar

Zak Kolesar is the executive editor at In The Record Store, Columbus' go-to destination for local music coverage. Helping launch the blog and magazine wings of ITRS, Zak has been covering local music since he enrolled at Ohio State to study journalism in 2015. Graduating in 2017, Zak has since stayed on with ITRS as the brand grows across Columbus. Zak spends most of his free time attending shows, both local and national, throughout the city and loves promoting positive music.

Buckeye Country Superfest Returns After Year Off

After it was announced that Buckeye Country Superfest would be taking a hiatus in 2018, many thought that one of country music’s largest gatherings in the nation would be headed to the festival graveyard. Luckily for Columbus country music fans — an…

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Six Local Concerts to Bookmark in May

Spring weather brings about festival season, and May is coming in hot with some early bargains for big events, one new and one that is starting to become a staple. Even though June is the month typically reserved for festival scouting, it’s never too…

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Six Local Concerts to Bookmark on Record Store Day

With Record Store Day only a few Saturdays away, it’s time to start plotting out your map of local music destinations to visit. The early arrival of RSD means that we get to overindulge in vinyl a week earlier this year. Although there will be plenty…

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Six Local Concerts to Bookmark in April

The Columbus music scene is gearing up for festival season. Local bands are embarking on the road or making a u-turn back to the Midwest in preparation for some hometown headlining slots. However, there’s still plenty to be excited about back home in…

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Five Music Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Whenever love is in the air, music is bound to be somewhere trailing close by. While not as celebrated as a music holiday in Columbus as much as say, Halloween or Christmas, Valentine’s Day still brings some intriguing options to the date table. And…

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Five Columbus Singer-Songwriters To Know

Back in July, Experience Columbus just began to scratch the surface on 10 bands that make our city a notable destination for homegrown, local music. These groups ranged from ones that have continued to capture the hearts of residents to up-and-coming…

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Six Local Concerts to Bookmark in January

If your New Year’s resolution was to embrace more local music, then you’ve stumbled upon the right post. Columbus bands are wasting no time in 2019 with scheduling shows, and so far in January they’re packed in tight and happening all around the…

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