Next@Wex Fest 2014 featuring Neutral Milk Hotel

Performing Arts
Neutral Milk Hotel

Neutral Milk Hotel

Photo: Will Westbrook

Circulatory System

Circulatory System

Image courtesy of Ground Control Touring



Photo: Rafe Baron

PromoWest Productions, Wexner Center for the Arts, and CD102.5

Next @ Wex Fest 2014
featuring Neutral Milk Hotel

with Circulatory System
and Connections


This popular series introduces young indie scene music innovators in our intimate black box venues and welcomes breakout bands to larger theaters.

Sun, July 20, 2014 6 PM

“Through it all, Mr. Mangum sang his enigmas with clarity and conviction, and the band took nothing for granted, for a show where foot-stomping and pondering were fully compatible.”—New York Times on Neutral Milk Hotel live

Headlining this year’s Next@Wex Fest is Neutral Milk Hotel, featuring Jeff Mangum, Scott Spillane, Julian Koster, and Jeremy Barnes—and we couldn’t be more pleased. Playing favorites from their cult classics In the Aeroplane Over the Sea and On Avery Island, the band will thrill their many fans with soaring live renditions of these enigmatic and timeless songs. Having presented past Next@Wex shows with members of Neutral Milk Hotel’s circle, including Mangum, Circulatory System, and the innovative Elephant 6 collective, we can assure you this outdoor concert will be something to anticipate.

Circulatory System, spearheaded by musician and painter Will Cullen Hart, also showcase their widescreen psychedelic sound on this midsummer’s night dream bill. Columbus’s own indie-scene “supergroup” Connections (which draws its members from 84 Nash, Times New Viking, and El Jesus de Magico) kick it all off with their own special twist. We expect a big crowd and high demand, so don’t delay in purchasing your tickets early.

This great outdoor event is presented with our partners at PromoWest Productions and CD102.5 at the LC Outdoor Pavilion downtown. Proceeds benefit Wexner Center for the Arts educational programs for children and youth and CD102.5 for the Kids, the children’s charity arm of that local independent radio station.


No tickets remain for Columbus-based indie-folk band Saintseneca, who will celebrate their Dark Arc album release at the Wex on Apr 19.

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