The SMG-managed Greater Columbus Convention Center (GCCC) announces the debut of “Live at Lunch,” a new entertainment series, on Thursday, May 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the facility’s Discovery Café.
“As part of our $140 million expansion & renovation, we are also creating new programs such as ‘Live at Lunch’ to augment the guest experience and feature local artists,” said GCCC General Manager John R. Page. “We are providing visitors and the community with the opportunity to enjoy our beautiful collection of local artwork, a delicious lunch featuring locally sourced ingredients, and the sights and sounds of local entertainers.”
“Live at Lunch” events are free of charge to attend and will be held indoors or outdoors, depending on weather conditions.
Guests may purchase lunch to enjoy during the performances at Discovery Café, which is located near the Arnold Plaza, just inside the facility’s west entrance along High Street. Discovery Café is composed of Homegrown Market, Columbus Grille, Crimson Cup and CBUS Tap Room and is operated by the GCCC’s exclusive caterer, Levy. Ample seating is available.
The GCCC plans to present “Live at Lunch” events on a monthly basis and collaborate with the Greater Columbus Arts Council and others on programming.
The Greater Columbus Convention Center, located in downtown Columbus, hosted an estimated 2.5 million visitors in 2016. The facility is owned by the Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority and is managed by SMG.
SMG turns 40 in 2017! Celebrating its 40th anniversary and founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to 233 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theaters, performing arts centers, amphitheaters, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 15 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 1.5 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Soldier Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s NRG Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering companies, currently serving more than 140 accounts worldwide.
Visit www.columbusconventions.com and www.smgworld.com for more information.