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Prime Social Group Announces Partnership with A&R Creative Group

Central Ohio based powerhouses team up to redefine entertainment in Columbus.

Columbus, Ohio—August 7, 2018— Columbus’ own Prime Social Group (PSG), the nation’s leading college focused full-scale concert and festival promotions company announced an exciting partnership with fellow Columbus based nightlife and culinary architects, A&R Creative Group. At the center of the union is A&R’s innovative multipurpose casual dining and entertainment concept located on the campus of The Ohio State University, TRISM.

Known for its fusion of food, art, and music, TRISM opened in August of 2017 and is the most recent addition to A&R Creative Group’s portfolio of popular area restaurants and bars including Crest Gastropub, Alchemy, Ethyl and Tank, The Market Italian Village, Midway, Hoof-Hearted, and Fourth Street Bar & Grill.

“TRISM is not only a visionary venue with the flexibility to host many styles of events and music, but it is also the premier Columbus club venue with the best production in town”, stated Zach Ruben, co-founder of Prime Social Group. “By having access to the resources of PSG, TRISM will continue to be an exciting staple in Columbus’ live entertainment scene.”

Through this new partnership, the two brands will combine the versatile nature of the TRISM venue with the musical programming capabilities of Prime Social Group to create truly immersive experiences. According to Abed Alshahal, A&R Creative Group co-owner, “As an exclusive partner, PSG will curate monthly events including Saturday nights with a world class mix of entertainment from national EDM acts to locally and nationally known DJ’s.” He continues, “this is an exciting time and this partnership will elevate nightlife in Columbus and particularly the campus area.”

The artistic alignment kicks-off during PSG’s Breakaway Music Festival. TRISM will host the official after-parties every evening of the 3-day EDM, hip-hop, and pop event.

TRISM Breakaway Music Festival After-Party Schedule

Friday, August 24: Drezo

Saturday, August 25: Dombresky

TRISM Music Schedule (More to be added. As of 8/7/18)

Thursday, August 30: Silent Disco

Sunday, September 2: A-Trak

Thursday, September 6: Dabin

Thursday, September 20: Lost-Kings

Thursday, October 4: Borgore

Saturday, October 20: Party Favor

Thursday, November 8: MK & Camelphat

According to Adam Lynn, co-founder of Prime Social Group, “This partnership just made sense. We have wanted a home to program in Columbus and Abed and the team at TRISM wanted a partner with the resources and vision to take their innovative eatery, bar, and venue to the next level. The synergy created by the largest player in OSU nightlife teaming up with the largest concert promotions company in Columbus is awesome and full of potential. This is just the beginning.”

To stay up-to-date on the music and happenings at TRISM, visit


TRISM is fast-casual eatery, bar, and event space redefined. By day, its scratch-made food and drink layered with globally-inspired colors and flavors. By night, its curated events, craft cocktails, and innovative entertainment. At TRISM, we believe that health is defined by more than wholesome food. Good health is also a vibrant social environment, a positive mindset, and a sense of balance. Shaped by an environment that changes minute-by-minute by the people in it, the TRISM experience transcends beyond food and drink. We strive for the sweet harmony of nutritious food, engaging entertainment, and a healthy, vibrant social life. TRISM is located at 1636 North High Street, Columbus, 43201. For more information visit

About A&R Creative Group

A&R Creative Group formed in 2007 is owned by the Alshahal family and started with a campus-area convenience store and has grown into a portfolio of some of the most popular restaurants and bars in Central Ohio. A&R’s portfolio consists of a mélange of restaurants and bars including Crest Gastropub, Alchemy, The Market Italian Village, Ethyl and Tank, 4th Street Bar and Grill, Midway, and Hoof-Hearted. For more information visit

About Prime Social Group, PSG

Recently named by Billboard Magazine as Dance Power Players, Adam Lynn and Zach Ruben lead the Columbus, Ohio based Prime Social Group. PSG produces 16 festivals annually and is the fast-growing full-scale production and promotions company. The PSG team has produced more than 800 events around the world from the Midwest, to Barcelona, to Puerto Vallarta and more. The company recently opened a satellite office in “Music City” Nashville. To learn more about the company, please visit and follow @primesocial on social media.

Media Inquires Sheila Hunt Rossiter Rossiter Marketing and Public Relations (614) 382-2557