50th Anniversary

March 29, 2014 • 7-11pm

BLAST is a party bursting with possibilities, nostalgia and fun to celebrate 50 years of COSI innovation in our community. Drink, eat, mingle, dance and sing to the sights and sounds of COSI's first three incredible decades. Have a BLAST in your favorite decade while supporting COSI's timeless mission to bring innovation and inspiration to every generation. Please join us for this celebration of five phenomenal decades on one extraordinary evening, Saturday, March 29, 2014.

1960s: Swing into the sixties in Progress with a live performance by local band Hat Trick and enjoy themed food stations highlighting local restaurants.

1970s: Shake your groove thing in the Atrium to the sounds of Shucking Bubba Deluxe, surrounded by lava lamps and disco balls. Don’t forget to capture the moment in our green screen photo booth.

1980s: Motor into the eighties, and rock to your favorite tunes with DJ hosted karaoke.

Restaurant List (grows weekly!):
Banana Leaf Restaurant
Barcelona Restaurant
Barley's Brewing Company-Short North
Bob Evans Farms
City Barbeque
Hoggy's and Johnny Buccelli's Catering
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
L'Appat Patisserie & Café
Milestone 229
Panera Bread/Covelli Enterprises
Papa John's Pizza
Pastaria at North Market
Potbelly Sandwich Shop
Rockmill Brewery
Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern
The Berwick
The Perfect Pear Catering
Weiland's Market
White Castle System
Whole Foods Market Dublin & Upper Arlington

Blast Tickets: $100 per person.

Includes locally hosted food stations throughout COSI, open bar with beer, wine and signature cocktails, dy-no-mite silent auction and retro swag. Guests must be 21 years old and older. Cocktail or decade-themed attire.

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VIP Pre-Party • March 29, 2014 • 6-8pm

Includes BLAST Tickets

If you want the unique opportunity to celebrate and reminisce with long-time supporters and key leaders, past and current, join us from 6pm to 8pm for an exclusive gathering before COSI’s 50th Anniversary Blast Community Party. Located in WOSU and the Columbus Historical Society, the VIP party will offer attendees exclusive access to the 50 Years of COSI Exhibition at the Columbus Historical Society and feature hors d’oeuvres, a private bar and a champagne toast.

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Traveling from out-of-town to attend an event?
We've partnered with a few hotels to help make your travel plans easier (just mention COSI's 50th Anniversary for a discount when booking): Springhill Suites Marriott: OSU | The Westin Columbus | Hilton Downtown Columbus


Event Support:

  • Cardinal Health
  • Plante & Moran, PLLC
  • Abercrombie & Fitch
  • Bob Evans Farms
  • Battelle
  • Columbia Gas of Ohio
  • Columbus Partnership
  • Franklin County Farm Bureau
  • GBQ Partners
  • Roto
  • Safelite AutoGlass
  • The Ohio State University
  • The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
  • Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
  • WesBanco
  • White Castle Systems
  • Worthington Industries