HISTORY

Zeppelin Productions, Inc. was founded in 1995 by Alec Wightman, a Columbus, Ohio corporate attorney with a passion for music.  As Alec, who also happens to be a member of the Board of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, puts it, “I rent a hall, hire a sound man, bring in the artistes, sell tickets off an e-mail list, try not to lose too much money and have more fun than any human being should be allowed to have.”

 

Alec got talked into doing his first show by Tom Russell, who he has consistently introduced as “the finest singer-songwriter working in America.”  Since that debut in March of 1995, Zeppelin Productions has brought artistes to Columbus which satisfy two criteria—great music (which means Alec loves it) and nice people.  Most of the artistes have made it to the Zeppelin stage as a result of referrals from those who have been there before, and many have described it as “the best gig in the industry.”

 

But, the real secret to Zeppelin’s success is the Music Fans — many of whom have supported these shows from the beginning. It’s an eclectic group, from doctors and lawyers to music lovers who haven’t left the late ‘60s.

If you haven’t been to a Zeppelin show, join us—the best kept musical secret in Columbus!

PAST PERFORMANCES BY YEAR

2018

Rosie Flores - Sunday, April 29th (At Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza)

Jorma Kaukonen - Tuesday, June 12th (At Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza - Two Shows)

Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore - Friday, June 22nd (At Grand Valley Dale Ballroom)

Kelly Willis - Friday, June 29th (At Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza)

Sarah Borges & The Broken Singles - Saturday, June 30th (At Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza) - Featuring Eric “Roscoe” Ambel

Eilen Jewell - Sunday, July 8th (At Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza)

Chuck Prophet & Mission Express - Sunday, July 22nd (At Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza)

Richie Furay - Sunday, August 12th (At Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza)

Kieran Kane & Rayna Gellert - Sunday, September 9th (At Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza)

2017

Sarah Borges - Sunday, March 5th (At Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza)

Chuck Prophet & Mission Express - Thursday, March 23rd (At Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza)

Eilen Jewell - Tuesday, April 20th (At Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza)

Amy Black - Tuesday, June 6th (At Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza)

Chuck Prophet & Mission Express - Thursday, August 3rd (At Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza)

Tom Russell - Tuesday, September 12th (At Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza)

Jorma Kaukonen - Tuesday, October 3rd (At Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza - Two Shows)

The Backroad Boys - Monday & Tuesday, October 16 & 17 (At Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza)

(Featuring John Fullbright, Kevin Welch, Michael Fracasso & Dustin Welch)

Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore - Sunday, October 29th (At Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza)

Sarah Borges & The Broken Singles - Tuesday, Novermber 14th (At Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza) - Featuring Eric “Roscoe” Ambel

 

 

2016

Gretchen Peters - Sunday, February 28th (At Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza)

Dave & Phil Alvin - Thursday, March 10th

Sarah Borges - Tuesday, April 19th (At Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza)

Amy Black - Tuesday, June 14th (At Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza)

John Fullbright - Sunday, July 3rd (At Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza)

Kieran Kane -  Sunday, September 11th (At Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza)

Tom Russell - Tuesday, December 6th (At Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza)

 

 

2015

Dave & Phil Alvin - Wednesday, March 11th

Eilen Jewell - Tuesday, April 21st & Wednesday, April 22nd (At Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza)

Tom Russell - Tuesday, May 5th & Wednesday, May 6th (At Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza)

John Fullbright - Sunday, May 17th
Amy Black & Sarah Borges - Tuesday, July 7th (At Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza)

Kristi Rose & Fats Kaplin - Tuesday, July 14th (At Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza)

Rosie Flores - Sunday, July 19th (At Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza)

Kevin Welch - Tuesday, August 4th (At Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza)

Nel Robinson w/ Ramblin’ Jack Elliott - Tuesday, August 13th (At Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza)

Chuck Prophet - Sunday, September 13th (At Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza)

Kieran Kane -  Thursday, September 17th (At Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza)

 

 

2014

John Fullbright - Friday, January 17th 

Eilen Jewell - Friday, February 7th (At Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza)

Michael Fraccaso - Sunday, March 23rd (At Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza)

Rodney Crowell - Wednesday, May 14th

Joe Ely - Sunday, June 8th

Sarah Borges w/ Girls, Guns & Glory - Thursday, July 3rd (At Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza)

The Iguanas - Tuesday, August 5th (At Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza)

Gilmore, Whitmore & Weber - Saturday, August 16th (At Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza)

Parker Millsap - Wednesday, September 10th (At Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza)

Dayna Kurtz - Tuesday, October 14th (At Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza)

Eliza Gilkyson - Tuesday, October 21st (At Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza)

Chuck Prophet & Mission Express - Thursday, November 13th 

Greg Trooper - Sunday, November 16th (At Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza)

Sarah Borges w/ Girls, Guns & Glory - Tuesday, November 18th (At Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza)

 

 

2013

John Fullbright - Friday, January 11th 

Eilen Jewell - Wednesday, February 27th (At Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza)

Katy Moffatt - Tuesday, April 2nd (At Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza)

Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison - Sunday, April 7th

Jesse Winchester - Thursday, May 2th

Chuck Prophet - Sunday, May 12th (At Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza)

Kieran Kane - Tuesday, June 11th (At Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza)

Rosie Flores - Sunday, July 12th (At Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza)

Greg Trooper - Thursday, August 8th (At Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza)

Hardin Burns - Thursday, September 9th (At Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza)

Kevin Welch - Thursday, October 12th (At Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza)

Tom Russell - Sunday, November 10th (At Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza)

Art Garfunkel - Thursday, December 12th 

 

2012

John Fullbright - Saturday, January 7th 

Kane, Welch, Kaplin - Sunday, March 11th

Gretchen Peters - Thursday, April 12th

Kim Richey - Sunday, May 6th

The Flatlanders - Sunday, June 17th

Eilen Jewell - Friday, September 14th 

Zoe Muth - Tuesday, September 25th

Guy Forsyth - Friday, October 5th

Rodney Crowell - Thursday, October 18th

 

 

2011

The Flatlanders - Sunday, January 23rd

Rodney Crowell - Saturday, February 26th

Kane, Welch, Kaplin - Saturday, April 9th

Matraca Berg w/ Ryan Humbert & Emily Bates - Saturday, May 14th

Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis - Saturday, June 11th

Michael Fracasso w/ John Fullbright - Saturday, July 30th

Tom Russell - Thursday, September 29th

Dave Alvin - Friday, November 18th

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