The 2020 – 2021 Concert Season has been Postponed


Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, it has become necessary to postpone all concerts for the 2020-2021 Season. 

We are hopeful that all concerts will be reschedule for the 2021-2022 Season (from September 2021 to May 2022).  There will come a time when we can once more enjoy an evening of performance and entertainment. 

At this time, we do not have specific dates as to when the various concerts will be rescheduled.

Please check this site occasionally for updates. 



In 1945 music lovers from Columbus and the surrounding area came together to form the "Friends of Music".  The mission of the association is to bring cultural enrichment to the community by providing concerts of exceptional quality with membership offerings at affordable prices.

Artists vary from classical piano, violin, wind ensemble, and voice to dance and musical comedy. The 5 concert series runs from September to the following May. It is a tradition to enjoy each season and to support music throughout the years.

Most concerts are held in the Nantkes Performing Arts Center which is a 1300+ seat auditorium.  It is handicap-accessible . . . Zero grade access from the street into the auditorium floor.  Several wheelchairs can be accommodated among the main floor's seating. You can find it at 2200 26th Street or via GPS on your smartphone or car. Occasionally, we will have a concert at the Columbus High School Concert Hall - 3434 Discoverer Drive.

In addition to the fabulous concerts here in Columbus, our reciprocity agreement with 5 other associations (Norfolk, Grand Island, Kearney, Fremont, and Yankton) allows season ticket holders to attend events in other cities for a small fee.

The legacy of bringing extraordinary performances to our community continues with your membership... $150 Family, $50 Adult and $25 Student.

Become a member today!

Dianne Keiter - Executive Director
PO Box 1503   
Columbus, NE 68602-1503

Phone: 402-270-2255


Purchase your tickets here! 


Concert Venue
Nantkes Performing Arts Center
2200 26th Street
Columbus, NE  68601
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Columbus High School Concert Hall
3434 Discoverer Drive
Columbus, NE 68601
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