Neighborfest rocks downtown Columbus tonight

The Columbus Area Arts Council is hosting this month’s JCB Neighborfest concert, starting at 5:30 p.m. this afternoon downtown in front of the Commons.

The show will feature Jai Baker, with a country and alternative rock sound. According to Geri Handley with the arts council, Baker began performing with his family’s Indiana-based band at the age of 7, playing everything from Waylon Jennings to Fleetwood Mac, George Straight to the Beatles and Travis Tritt to Matchbox 20.

Baker is now focusing on country music. He nearly made the finals on both “The Voice” and “American Idol,” Handley said. He has recently opened or shared the stage with Luke Bryan, Justin Moore, Keith Urban, Faith Hill, Gretchen Wilson and Phil Vassar to name a few.

The show is free through the sponsorship of Jackson County Bank. Neighborfest is in its 27th year.