The 104.9 the River Contests and Events page is your go-to resource for fun family outings and contests for your whole crew. This is your hub for local concerts with your favorite River artists, upcoming family friendly events, and fun contests. Whether you’re figuring out what to do this weekend or making plans for the coming months, check back often as we keep adding new and exciting events!
  • TobyMac Hits Deep Tour

    TobyMac is coming to Columbus, and he’s not coming alone! See Jeremy Camp, Jordan Feliz, Ryan Stevenson, We Are Messengers, and Aaron Cole too! That’s right: 6 River Artists, …

  • PumpkinPalooza 2018

    Your Family can enjoy a day full of fall fun at the 10th Annual PumpkinPalooza on Saturday, September 29th benefiting Nationwide Children’s Hospital. You’ll spend the day at Emswiler Farms …

  • Women in Ministry Appreciation Event

    This is a night to celebrate YOU and the women in Central Ohio who serve with all they have to share Jesus! 89.3 and 104.9 the River is hosting …

  • Cross International Hope of Life Partnership

    For you and me, finding food on a daily basis is not a need. But the reality is, finding ANYTHING to eat is an intense daily fight for millions of …

  • Born to Be Brave Tour

    Every boy needs a man to look up to. So whether you are a father or father figure, grab your son and join us for a night of adventure, …

  • Cartoon Weekend at the Columbus Zoo

    Join the Columbus Zoo for a TOON-TASTIC animated weekend with all your favorite characters! Meet cartoon stars like Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tom & Jerry, Dora the Explorer, and many …

  • Lauren Daigle’s “Look Up Child” Tour

    Lauren Daigle is bringing some new rich songs along with some of your favorites on her Look Up Child Tour! Joined by AHI and Infinity’s Song, it’s going to be …

  • Michael Jr’s “The More Than Funny” Tour

    Hilarious comedian Micheal Jr.’s “The More Than Funny Tour” is coming to Grove City Church of the Nazarene on November 9th! No matter where you experience this man’s humor, …

  • Sonfest 2018

    SONFEST 2018 is coming to Mount Vernon Nazarene University on Saturday, September 22nd. Featuring Lecrae, Family Force 5, I am They, Jackie Hill Perry, and more! Gates open at noon …

  • Danny Gokey’s Hope Encounter Tour

    Three River Artists. One amazing concert. It’s the Hope Encounter Tour, featuring Danny Gokey, Tauren Wells, and Riley Clemons! Enjoy a special night of powerful music and awesome worship. Hear …

  • Mandisa’s Girls Night Live

    Mandisa is coming to Columbus – and she’s not alone! Blanca, Jasmine Murray and Candace Payne (aka the Chewbacca Mom) are coming too! Get some friends together for this special …

  • Marvel Universe Live

    Marvel fans of Columbus! Assemble for this live, action-packed battle to defend the universe from evil. This all new show unites Spider-Man, the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy …

  • Michael W. Smith at Midland Theatre

    Join the Midland Theatre in Newark as they present Multi-Platinum artist, best-selling author, and acclaimed actor, Michael W. Smith. Tickets are on-sale now! Michael W. Smith Midland Theatre, Newark Friday, …

  • Newsboys United Tour

    The Newsboys are reuniting with former bandmates Peter Furler and Phil Joel for the Newsboys United Tour! Sing along with hits like “God’s Not Dead,” “We Believe,” “Shine,” and “Entertaining …

  • 104.9 the River’s Football Fridays presented by Central Ohio FCA

    Get ready for 104.9 the River’s Football Fridays, presented by Central Ohio FCA, kicking off Friday, August 24th. We have 10 stops scheduled at high school football games all …

  • 104.9 the River’s Fall Frenzy

    This fall, 104.9 the River is stopping by Fall Festivals and Trunk-or-Treats all over the city. We’ll bring music, prizes, and some will even get a visit from River …

  • 104.9 the River and Der Dutchman’s Pep Rally Tour

    You’ll be the office MVP when a pep rally breaks out at your workplace! 104.9 the River & Der Dutchman’s Pep Rally Tour will visit seven offices this college …

  • 104.9 the River and Schoedinger’s The Extra Mile

    Kelli gives her spare time volunteering at a local cancer hospital, giving all she has to create smiles. Scott is a high-school principal who collected Christmas Gifts for students …

  • for KING & COUNTRY Christmas

    “for KING & COUNTRY Christmas ” is coming to the Schottenstein Center on December 8th for an unforgettable Christmas concert. Joined by special guest Zach Williams, for KING & …

For more information on eligibility and the contesting process, check out the River General Contest Rules.