Hot Times Festival 2017 – Jazz Performances

The Hot Times Community Music and Arts Festival, the annual independent and all volunteer music and arts festival, returns this weekend, September 8th through 10th, on the corner of Parsons Ave. and Main Street on the grassy lawns of the Columbus Health Department. The festival hosts dozens of live music acts playing a wide variety of music on three stages in addition to the numerous artists, poetry slams, drum circles, children’s activities and the annual display of lovingly decorated “artcars.” Below we have listed the jazz acts playing the festival (to the best of our knowledge). Highlights include Friday’s headlining slot for Jim Maneri’s keytar-powered Flypaper project, a set billed as “the last great hour of EDM outdoor festival dancing of the summer in the 614;” a Saturday appearance by Ancestral Voices, the gospel trio featuring three of Columbus’ finest jazz vocalists (Debra James Tucker, Tia Harris and Vicki Saunders); and the Sunday afternoon culmination of the 2017 Hot Times Kate Schulte Tribute, featuring jazz luminaries James Carter, D.D. Jackson, Kidd Jordan and a great Columbus cast. The full schedule can be found in the 2017 Hot Times Program. Enjoy one of the last big outdoor festivals of the year!

Friday, September 8th

Chief Johnny Lonesome – Parsons Avenue Stage – 6pm
Ms Sara D & Co. – Parsons Avenue Stage – 7pm
Jim Maneri’s Flypaper – Main Street Stage – 11pm

Saturday, September 9th

Ancestral Voices: Debra James Tucker, Tia Harris and Vicki Saunders – Porch Stage – 5:15pm

Sunday, September 10th

Glen Echo Saxophone Quartet – Main Street Stage – Noon
James Elliott Project – Main Street Stage – 1:15pm
Kate Schulte Tribute: James Carter, D.D. Jackson, Kidd Jordan with Debra James Tucker, TRANSIT ARTS and The JazzPoetry Ensemble – Main Street Stage – 3:45pm
Darchelle Williams – Porch Stage – 4pm
Roger Parish & the PMAC ComeUnity – Parsons Avenue Stage – 5pm

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