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2013 Hot Times Festival, September 6-8 in Columbus

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by Andrew Patton on September 4, 2013

This weekend marks the 37th annual Hot Times Festival. This year, the three day festival (September 6-8) will be held on the lawns of the Columbus Health Department at the corner of Main St. and Parsons Ave. in the Olde Towne East neighborhood of Columbus. Billed as the “Friendliest Festival in Columbus,” this independent and 100% volunteer-driven community festival is set in and around a beautiful grassy area with mature hardwood trees, providing the perfect spot to relax and enjoy music. This year the festival features 3 stages of live entertainment, art, a street fair, the Columbus Children’s Parade on Saturday morning, and the largest art car show in Ohio.

wesleyThis year’s headline performance features one of the “architects of funk music,” Fred Wesley. Wesley was music director, arranger, trombonist and a primary composer for the legendary James Brown from 1968 – 1975 and thereafter, arranged and played for Parliament-Funkadelic and Bootsy’s Rubber Band, and has arranged and played with a plethora of soul, jazz, and Latin artists. After playing for a time with the Count Basie Orchestra, he has kept his focus on playing, writing, and celebrating jazz.

The Full 2013 Hot Times Music Schedule is below. Links to all the bands and their pages can be found on the official Hot Times Website.

Friday, September 6th

Main Street Stage
Time Artist/Band
4:45pm The Apes
5:45pm All Star Jammerz
6:45pm Is Said
7:45pm Mendelsonics
8:45pm fo/mo/deep
9:45pm Dave Workman
11:00pm Willie Phoenix Blueshippy

Parsons Ave Stage
Time Artist/Band
5:30pm Community Opening Drum Circle with Wahru Cleveland (side of stage)
6:30pm Carole Walker
7:15pm Rosco
8:15pm Donna Mogavero
9:15pm Teen Fiction & Royal Factory Fashion Show
10:30pm New Legga-c Showband

Saturday, September 7th

Main Street Stage
Time Artist/Band
12:00pm Chittenden Hotel
1:00pm Doctah X
2:00pm New Pollution
3:00pm Dolly & The Governor
4:00pm Flex Crew
5:00pm Jazz Poetry Ensemble w/ Edward “Kidd” Jordan and Marlon Jordan
6:15pm Four Mints
7:15pm Greg Swan & The Late Crew
8:15pm Tia Stewart & The Groove Syndicate
9:15pm Fred Wesley
11:00pm AARMS Band

Parsons Ave Stage
Time Artist/Band
12:00pm BHB & Transit Arts (after parade)
3:00pm Is Said
3:30pm Columbus Community Drummers
4:30pm Anna & Consequences
5:30pm Dougie Simpson & the Faith
6:30pm The Salty Caramels
7:30pm HOPE
8:30pm Wonder Twin Powers
9:30pm Wednesday Wine
10:30pm Mama Sol

Porch Swing Stage
Time Artist/Band
1:30pm Dreaming of Broadway Dance Group
2:30pm Battle Talez from Columbus Youth Ballet
3:30pm Platinum Divas Drill Team
4:30pm Columbus Dance Troop and Friends
5:30pm Orie Givens III- OGIII Original Fashion Designs

Sunday, September 8th

Main Street Stage
Time Artist/Band
12:00pm Listen For The Jazz
4:00pm Controversy
5:15pm Awards
5:45pm GOREE Drum and Dance
6:45pm Sean Carney Band
8:00pm Mojoflo

Parsons Ave Stage
Time Artist/Band
11:00am Traditional Sunday Drum Circle with Drum Master Tony West (Under the big tree)
12:30pm Dan & Jody Thomas 10 Year Renewal Vows Ceremony with the honorable Judge Ann Taylor
1:15pm Girlz Rhythm n’ Rock Camp Bands
2:45pm Bejae Fleming with Jackie Blount
4:00pm Poetry Slam with Is Said
5:30pm Chief Johnny
6:15pm The Professors
7:15pm The MOXIE Reunion & Jam

Porch Swing Stage
Time Artist/Band
12:00pm Kim Denizard
1:00pm Pazia Hardara Dancers
2:00pm OSU Hillel Folk Dancers
3:00pm James “Frisky” London
4:00pm TBA
5:00pm Abstract Motion Confirmed

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