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2018 Columbus Jazz & Rib Festival

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by Andrew Patton on July 16, 2018

The biggest jazz event of the year is upon us – the 39th annual Columbus Jazz and Rib Festival is this weekend! This year’s event returns to the Scioto Mile and offers 28 live performances on two stages in Bicentennial and Genoa Parks. These three days of award-winning ribs from 23 barbecue teams, a wide range of family activities, and a mix of area talent and world-renowned jazz artists takes place on Friday, July 20th (11am – 11pm), Saturday, July 21st (11am – 11pm), and Sunday, July 22nd (11am – 8:30pm). This year’s schedule features renowned headliners on both stages including: Ramsey Lewis; Arturo Sandoval with Jane Monheit; Euge Groove & Peter White; Dumpstaphunk; Dave Koz and Friends; and The Juju Exchange. The lineup also showcases Columbus stars like Copacetic, James Gaiters’ Watu Utongo, Safety Squad, Doug Neel 5tet, New Basics Brass Band and Clave Sonic among many others. A complete schedule of live performances for the weekend follows.

Information on each of the artists can be found here: http://www.hotribscooljazz.org/line-up/

Have fun!

2018 Jazz & Rib Music Schedule

*Stage indicated next to artist

Friday, July 20th

12:00 PM
SAFETY SQUAD – Bicentennial Park Stage presented by ABC 6
NEW BASICS BRASS BAND – Genoa Park Stage presented by FOX 28

2:30 PM
THE DOUGLAS NEEL 5TET – Bicentennial Park Stage
QUICK TRIO – Genoa Park Stage

4:30 PM
CLAVE SONIC – Bicentennial Park Stage
BOOTY & THE KIDD – Genoa Park Stage

6:30 PM
SAMMY MILLER & THE CONGREGATION – Bicentennial Park Stage
COPACETIC – Genoa Park Stage

9:00 PM
ARTURO SANDOVAL WITH SPECIAL GUEST JANE MONHEIT – Genoa Park Stage
RAMSEY LEWIS – Bicentennial Park Stage

Saturday, July 21st

12:00 PM
THE PARAGON PROJECT – Bicentennial Park Stage
THE BROADSTREET LINEUP – Genoa Park Stage

2:30 PM
ERIK AUGIS QUINTET – Bicentennial Park Stage
KOFI BOAKYE – Genoa Park Stage

4:30 PM
WATU UTUNGO – Bicentennial Park Stage
QUANTUM TRUTH FEATURING DK ANDERSON – Genoa Park Stage

6:30 PM
MISTAR ANDERSON – Bicentennial Park Stage
EMMALINE – Genoa Park Stage

9:00 PM
EUGE GROOVE & PETER WHITE – Genoa Park Stage
DUMPSTAPHUNK – Bicentennial Park Stage

Sunday, July 22nd

12:00 PM
WAVES DE ACHE – Bicentennial Park Stage
LATIN JAZZ PLAYERS – Genoa Park Stage

2:00 PM
TALKING EAR – Bicentennial Park Stage
THE BIG BADD – Genoa Park Stage

4:00 PM
MOJOIZM: MOJOFLO DOES ERYKAH BADU – Bicentennial Park Stage
HONEY & BLUE – Genoa Park Stage

6:30 PM
DAVE KOZ & FRIENDS – Bicentennial Park Stage
THE JUJU EXCHANGE – Genoa Park Stage

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