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Columbus's Proposed Ticket Tax

Oct 9, 2018
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The Greater Columbus Arts Council proposed a 7 percent tax in August on tickets and admission to all events in the city.

While the tax would raise money for the arts and bankroll upgrades to Nationwide Arena, anyone going to practically any event in Columbus will have to pay extra.

Today on All Sides, we discuss the ticket-tax and how other communities fund their arts.

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Ticket Tax In Columbus

Sep 4, 2018
Nationwide Arena
WOSU file photo

The Greater Columbus Arts Council wants a 7 percent tax placed on tickets or admission to all events in the city. The ticket-tax, which would raise money for the arts and bankroll upgrades to Nationwide Arena, includes sports games, concerts, performances, movies and events.

Today on All Sides we discuss the pros and cons of a ticket-tax in Columbus.

Columbus Southern Theatre looking out at the seating area from the stage
Andrew Blight / Flickr Creative Commons

Columbus artists, entrepreneurs and residents gathered in a meeting room at Ohio Dominican University on Tuesday to hear from the Greater Columbus Arts Council. Some clutched paper cups filled with hot coffee, while others pulled out notebooks and pens.

Christopher Purdy and costumed character at the WOSU booth at the Columbus Arts Festival
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Live radio from the studio is great, but nothing beats live radio out in the community. For a ham like me, what could be better than presiding over Classical 101 by Request, live from the Columbus Arts Festival, from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, June 9?

10:00 Cross your fingers for good weather! This hour All Sides is broadcasting live from the 2013 Columbus Arts Festival. We'll get the low down on this year's festivities from the new president of the Greater Columbus Arts Council; we'll hear about the Idea Foundry's grant to rehab an old warehouse in Franklinton, and we'll pull a wooden flute maker from his booth to delight us with his art. Guests

10:00 Today we'll talk to the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts and the President of the Greater Columbus Arts Council about the economic development of the arts. Guests:

  • Rocco Landesman (Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts)
  • Milt Baughman (President, Greater Columbus Arts Council)

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