A massive free music festival on campus is expected to attract more than 1.5 million people this fall as part of a push to woo new students to the university, which is struggling to attract a majority of its new students from out of state.
The Ohio State Fairgrounds, a venue where thousands of bands play annually, is one of the largest festivals in the country and one of several events on campus that are expected to draw thousands of people.
In 2015, Ohio State opened the doors to the festival, which attracts bands from across the country.
This year, the fairgrounds will be open again, with the addition of two other events this fall.
The two new events will be the Ohio Theatre Festival and the Cleveland Music & Arts Festival, both of which are free.
Ohio State University announced last month that it will be hosting the festival in 2019.
The university also announced plans to open up the Ohio Pavilion to all students this fall, a move that will give more opportunities to music fans.
More:The fairgrounds opened to the public in the spring of 2020, and has hosted the annual Ohio Theatre Fest since the fall of 2015.
Ohio University President Mike Broom has long touted the fairs success.
Last year, Ohio’s fairgrounds were voted the best in the nation by students.
This spring, the university was ranked as one of 10 most popular in the United States by The Washington Post.
The fairs biggest event is the Ohio Shakespeare Festival, which features dozens of productions of plays, including Shakespeare in the Park, Shakespeare in America, Shakespeare and the Globe and the Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival.
The fairgrounds also have concerts and other entertainment in the evenings.
In 2019, Ohio also added the Ohio International Festival of Performing Arts, which showcases international acts.
This year, more than 200 performances have been added to the Ohio festival, and the Ohio Symphony Orchestra is also set to perform on campus.
The festival was one of six festivals that will host free concerts at the fair grounds in 2019, with others including the Cleveland Theatre Festival, the Ohio Opera, the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra and the Columbus Symphony Orchestra.
The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra was scheduled to play its annual concert on the Ohio Fairgrounds on Thursday, Sept. 16.
The other two concerts are expected at the Columbus Art Museum.
The Cleveland Symphony is the only orchestra that is not scheduled to perform at the Ohio fairgrounds.
This will be a first for the orchestra, which previously played at the Fairgrounds in 2017 and 2018.