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Get Ready for the Hot Times Arts & Music Festival 2011

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by Mark Subel on September 5, 2011

The Hot Times Community & Arts Festival 2011 is being held this weekend in Columbus at 240 Parsons Ave on the intersection of Main and Parsons Avenue. Each year this event seems to grow in popularity and this year should be no different. With quality music, art, kid friendly events, street fair environment, and of course the always popular “art cars“, this year should prove as exciting as ever. This year features a number of local jazz talent throughout the weekend in addition to the artists, poetry, street fair, kids activities and more.

This year’s headlining artist will be blues performer Grady Champion. Grady Champion is a native of Canton, Mississippi. He started performing at the age of 8 in the Church Choir where his love for music began. Through the years he has developed into not only a great singer and harmonica player, but also an innovative songwriter and producer. In 1994, Grady Champion won the McDonald’s MusicFest with his performance of Damn Right, I’ve Got the Blues and brought the audience of 10,000 to their feet. He has had the pleasure of performing with Blues Greats Luther Allison, Lucky Peterson, and Junior Wells as well as “Clean-Up Woman” Betty Wright.

Here is the Hot Times Festival music schedule for the weekend..

Friday September 9, 2011

Main Stage
6:00pm Arnett Howard
7:00pm AARMS
8:00pm Mendelsonics
9:00pm New Basics Brass Band
10:00pm New Pollution
11:00pm Ark Band

Parsons Ave. Stage

5:30pm Community Drum Circle
6:30pm Rosco with Wahru
7:30pm Mary Adam 12
8:30pm Happy Chichester
9:30pm Wonder Twin Powers
10:30pm Enrique Infante

Saturday September 10, 2011

Main Stage

12:00pm Miller-Kelton
1:00pm No. 1 Cat
2:00pm Jazz Poetry Ensemble
3:00pm Tia Stewart Project
4:00pm Flex Crew
5:00pm Is Said & Advance Party
6:00pm Four Mints
7:15pm Madrugada
8:30pm Ron Hope Quartet w/ Talisha Holmes
9:45pm Descendre
11:00pm fo/mo/deep

Parsons Ave. Stage

11:45am Teen Fiction plus Label Yourself Fashion Show
1:30pm Girlz Rhythm n’ Rock Camp Bands
2:30pm Za & the Angry Men
3:30pm Unecc with Kei Mari & Takeshia Dowers
4:30pm Bobby Hamlin & Debe
5:30pm Hubbard Stew
6:30pm Bejae Fleming with Jackie Blount
7:30pm Anna & the Consequences
8:45pm Hairplane!
10:00pm The Professors

Porch Swing Stage

1:15pm Columbus Dance Troop
2:15pm Directions for Youth Services
2:35pm Columbus youth ballet bboys & bgirls
3:15pm Sacred Shimmy
4:15pm Frisky London
5:15pm Columbus youth ballet bboys & bgirls

Sunday September 11, 2011

Main Stage

12:00pm Listen For The Jazz
4:00pm Mojoflo
5:15pm Willie Phoenix
6:15pm Awards
6:45pm Grady Champion
8:30pm Shaun Booker

Parsons Ave. Stage

11:00am Drum Circle with Tony West
12:30pm The Shazzbots
1:30pm Rem Milligan Band
2:30pm Beautyofmyland
3:30pm Columbus Community Drummers plus Pat Funderburg’s Afro Rhythm’s
4:30pm Poetry Slam with Is Said
6:00pm Ellie Lee & Blues Fury
7:00pm Chief Johnny Lonesome & the Mound Street Stompers
8:00pm The Moxie Reunion & jam

Porch Swing Stage

1:15pm Hillel International Dancers
2:15pm Alpha Gamma Omega Step and Praise Team
3:15pm Kim Denizard
4:15pm Eric Nassau
5:15pm Habeeba Belly Dance

Hot Times Music and Arts Festival 2011
240 Parsons Ave, Columbus Ohio
Main & Parsons
Music Schedule: http://www.hottimesfestival.com/music
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