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Your Guide To The Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival

Can you feel it? It’s almost summer which means it’s almost festival season.

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The Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival (CBJF) is back this year, with 5 stages and over 50 bands. The festival will take place June 15 through 17 at Creekside Park, 117 Mill Street Gahanna, OH.

The first CBJF was held in 1999. It was just a half-day event celebrating the opening of Gahanna’s Creekside Park. Over the years, the festival has grown into a three-day cultural event featuring over 90 hours of music on five stages, yummy food, local artists, amusement rides, fun family activities and more.

Parking

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When it comes to parking at the festival, it couldn’t be easier. If you want the ease of parking in a garage, the Creekside parking garage will be open all weekend during the festival and costs $5 per car. When you park in the garage, you’ll also pay for your festival tickets! The garage will only accept cash, so be sure to hit up the ATM first!

Free parking is also available with a ride shuttle to the festival provided at the following locations:

  • Giant Eagle (1250 North Hamilton Rd.) Intersection of Morse and Hamilton Roads; closest if traveling from Morse/270. Sponsored by Giant Eagle.
  • Stygler Road and Route 62 Shuttle (101 S. Stygler Rd.) closest if traveling east from 670. Sponsored by AAA.
  • Gahanna Lincoln High School (140 S. Hamilton Road) (closest if traveling north from Hamilton Road/270 Exit). Sponsored by Meijer.
  • Clark Hall, the Gahanna Lincoln High School annex (380 Granville Street) on northwest corner of N. Hamilton Road and Granville St. (Recommended if traveling west from Havens Corners Road). (Handicap access shuttle available here.) Sponsored by Niagara Bottling Company.
  • The shuttle will run from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Friday, 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. on Saturday, and 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.

    Schedule

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    ELECTRIC BLUES STAGE

    Presented by Union Bank
    Location: Town Street

    Friday, June 15, 2018
    5 – 6 p.m. Who Dat Trio
    6:15 – 7:30 p.m. Orion and the Constellations
    7:45 – 9:15 p.m. Will Freed Band
    9:30 – 11 p.m. Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band

    Saturday, June 16, 2018
    12:30 – 2 p.m. Roadhouse Redeemed
    2:15 – 3:45 p.m. Change It Up Charlie
    4 – 5:30 p.m. Davina and the Vagabonds
    5:45 – 7:15 p.m. Mark May Band
    7:30 – 9 p.m. Fabulous Thunderbirds featuring Kim Wilson
    9:15 – 11 p.m. Sean Carney and Friends

    Sunday, June 17, 2018
    12:30 – 1:45 p.m. Mojo Theory
    2 – 3:45 p.m. Austin Walkin Cane
    4 – 6 p.m. McGuffey Lane

    ACOUSTIC ALLEY

    Presented by Toyota Direct
    Location: Creekside Plaza

    Friday, June 15, 2018
    5:30 – 7 p.m. Nancy & The Keepers
    7:15 – 8:45 p.m. Bill Foley
    9 – 10:30 p.m. John McNamee

    Saturday, June 16, 2018
    1 – 2:15 p.m. Derek DiCenzo
    2:30 – 4 p.m. Delyn Christian
    4:15 – 5:30 p.m. Chief Johnny Lonesome
    5:45 – 7:15 p.m. Miss Molly
    7:30 – 8:45 p.m. Sonny Moorman
    9 – 10:30 p.m. Cowboy Poets

    Sunday, June 17, 2018
    1 – 2:30 p.m. Terry Douglas
    2:45 – 4 p.m. Skip Werke
    4:15 – 5:30 p.m. Erica Blinn

    JAZZ STAGE

    Presented by Heartland Bank
    Location: South Mill Street

    Friday, June 15, 2018
    5 – 6:30 p.m. Tim Cummisky Fusion Syndicate
    7 – 8:30 p.m. Flippo performs the music of Herbie Hancock
    9 – 10:30 p.m. David Sanborn

    Saturday, June 16, 2018
    1 – 2:30 p.m. The Liz Wooley Band
    3 – 4:30 p.m. The Colin Lazarski Quartet
    5 – 6:30 p.m. Mary McClendon Trio
    7 – 8:30 p.m. Safety Squad
    9 – 10:30 p.m. The Urban Jazz Coalition with special guest Lin Rountree

    Sunday, June 17, 2018
    12 – 1:30 p.m. The Tony Hagood Trio
    2 – 3:30 p.m. The Columbus Jazz Youth Orchestra
    4:30 – 5:30 p.m. The Columbus Jazz Orchestra featuring Byron Stripling

    CREEKSIDE COMMUNITY STAGE

    Presented by Mount Carmel Health Systems
    Location: North Mill Street

    Friday, June 15, 2018
    5 – 6:30 p.m. The Whirlybirds
    7 – 8:30 p.m. Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal
    9 – 11 p.m. Soul Kitch’n

    Saturday, June 16, 2018
    12 – 1 p.m. CAMP Blues
    1:30 – 3 p.m. Sugarcreek Bluegrass
    3:30 – 5 p.m. Swing’s the Thing
    5:30 – 7 p.m. Andy Shaw Band
    7:30 – 9 p.m. Po Ramblin’ Boys
    9:30 – 11 p.m. Angela Perley & the Howlin’ Moons

    Sunday, June 17, 2018
    12 – 1:30 p.m. Dave Buker & the Historians
    2 – 3:30 p.m. Honey and Blue

    Tickets

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    Tickets are available for $7 on Friday and Sunday and $10 on Saturday. Kids under 12 and Military (with valid ID) are free. There are also VIP packages available. If you plan on visiting the festival multiple days, you can purchase an All Weekend Early Bird Pass for $15. For ticket info, please click here.

    Mark your calendars. We all officially have plans June 15-17!

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