Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival 2018

The annual Creekside Blues and Jazz Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary installment at Gahanna’s Creekside Park & Plaza this Friday, June 15th (5pm – midnight), Saturday, June 16th (11am – midnight), and Sunday, June 17th (11am – 7pm). Single day tickets ($7 – $10) and weekend passes are available – click here for more details. First held in 1999, the festival features a number of premier blues bands, local and regional jazz acts, and a selection of other local bands on four stages throughout the weekend. This year’s Jazz Stage headliners are the David Sanborn Electric Band (Friday), Urban Jazz Coalition featuring Lin Rountree (Saturday) and the Columbus Jazz Orchestra (Sunday). The festival is a great place to take in a variety of great live music and enjoy family friendly activities. Each year more than 35,000 people from throughout Central Ohio and other parts of the US attend the popular festival.

The jazz lineup for the weekend is as follows. Click here to see the full schedule and learn more about the artists. All shows are on the “Heartland Bank Jazz Stage” unless otherwise noted:

Friday, June 15th

Tim Cummiskey Fusion Syndicate – 5pm
Who Dat Trio – 5pm – Electric Blues Stage
Whirlybirds – 5pm – Creekside Community Stage
FLIPPO: “The Music of Herbie Hancock” – 7pm
David Sanborn Electric Band – 9pm

Saturday, June 16th

Liz Woolley Band – 1pm
Derek DiCenzo – 1pm – Acoustic Alley
Colin Lazarski Quartet – 3pm
Swings the Thing Big Band – 3:30pm – Creekside Community Stage
Davina & The Vagabonds – 4pm – Electric Blues Stage
Chief Johnny Lonesome – 4:15pm – Acoustic Alley
Mary McClendon Trio – 5pm
Safety Squad – 7pm
Urban Jazz Coalition featuring Lin Rountree – 9pm

Sunday, June 17th

Tony Hagood Trio – Noon
Columbus Youth Jazz Orchestra – 2pm
Columbus Jazz Orchestra – 4pm

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