The Best Blues & Jazz in Ohio

Creekside District,
Gahanna Ohio

June 17-19, 2022

Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival

Friday - 5-11 PM | Sat - 2-11 PM | Sun - 12-5 PM

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About Our Event

Now in its 23rd year, The Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival, in Gahanna, gathers world famous groups and performers at a single place for you to enjoy the best Blues & Jazz in Ohio. The three-day cultural celebration for all ages, features world class musicians on 3 stages, mouthwatering cuisine, regional artisans, and more.

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Artists & Performers

Each year we invite lots of famous & talented performers to our event. Here are just some of the artists who will excite you with their music this year.

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Besides the great atmosphere, our event offers lots of fun and benefits

Besides the great atmosphere, our event offers you lots of fun and benefits, and we are sure you will like them!

Free Transportation

We offer a free Shuttle Service, sponsored by Civista Bank to and from the festival.

Tasty Food

At Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival, Gahanna Ohio you can find a wide range of tasty food and beverages.

Live Music

Music is the main reason to visit! Enjoy the Best Blues & Jazz in Ohio!


5:00P - 6:00P On Electric Blues Stage

Hughes, Hall and Denney

Hughes, Hall & Denney are world-class, award-winning musicians, and their influences include blues, r&b, soul, Roy Orbison, BB King, and much more.

5:00P - 6:00P On Community Stage

School of Rock

School of Rock Gahanna provides both in-person and online music lessons for students of all ages.

5:30P - 7:00P On Jazz Stage

The High Street Stompers

The High Street Stompers was formed in 1987 when all the original members were Professors in the School of Music at The Ohio State University.

6:20P - 7:20P On Electric Blues Stage

John Henry & The Rainmakers

John Hill, known to everybody as " John Henry" , country born and raised, is a combination of things that makes him what he ultimately is.

6:30P - 8:00P On Community Stage

Sons of Maverick

In the winter of 2015, brothers Dakota and Landon Tom had the idea of starting a small music group to play shows at some of the local music venues and bars in Zanesville, Ohio.

7:30P - 9:00P On Jazz Stage

Nancy Wilson Tribute with FLIPPO featuring Sydney McSweeney

FLIPPO is a jazz group displaying instrumental virtuosity and creative energy in the spirit of sonic colors and innovation born of the funk and jazz/rock fusion movements of the 1970s and beyond.

7:40P - 9:10P On Electric Blues Stage

Lil' Red & The Rooster

The contagiously charming international duo Lil’ Red & The Rooster create electric band blues in a roots blues format.

8:45P - 10:15P On Community Stage

Soul Kitch'n

Soul Kitch'n has been providing super high energy musical entertainment to the Central Ohio area for over 15 years.

9:30P - 11:00P On Jazz Stage

Urban Jazz Coalition

UJC has electrified audiences for years performing their unique and energetic blend of R&B/Jazz/Fusion at a multitude of prominent jazz festivals around the country, including The Capital Jazz Festival, The Seabreeze Jazz Festival, Capital Jazz Fest Supercruise, The Boscov/Berks Jazz Festival, The Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival, Jazz Fest West, The Russian River Jazz Festival, River Raisin Jazz Festival, and many more.

9:30P - 11:00P On Electric Blues Stage

Tee Dee Young

Tee Dee Young, a blues legend in his own time.

2:00P - 3:30P On Jazz Stage

Such Sweet Thunder

Such Sweet Thunder features some of the Midwest’s finest jazz musicians paying loving tribute to the music of Duke Ellington and his musical partner Billy Strayhorn.

2:15P - 3:45P On Electric Blues Stage

Blues Chronicles

Blues Chronicles is an acoustic/electric trio performing at #CBJF2022.

3:00P - 4:30P On Community Stage

The Shuman Band

With a musical heritage that spans three generations, The Shuman Band has always been about authentic, live entertainment.

4:00P - 5:30P On Jazz Stage


fo/mo/deep is a Jazz/Funk/Fusion Trio based out of Columbus, OH.

4:05P - 5:35P On Electric Blues Stage

Blues DeVille

The Blues Deville Band has been dishing out amazing music since 1996.

5:00P - 6:30P On Community Stage

Blue Spectrum

Diagnosed with autism at the age of four, Zayne Harshaw taught himself to play the acoustic, electric and bass guitars at the age of 14.

5:55P - 7:25P On Electric Blues Stage

Johnny Fink and the Intrusion

Johnny Fink and The Intrusion used to be known as the “Best Kept Secret in the Midwest Blues Scene” among local blues and classic rock enthusiasts.

6:00P - 7:00P On Jazz Stage

Brian Michael Smith

Columbus native Brian Michael Smith is well known as the area’s premier performer of the great American Standard.

7:00P - 8:30P On Community Stage

Will Freed Trio

Award Winning Blues/Rock/Country artist Will Freed brings his trio to #CBJF2022!.

7:30P - 9:00P On Jazz Stage

The New Basics Brass Band

In the fall of 1995 some tenderfoot college music students convened to try their hands at playing music that echoed America's oldest sounds while stepping fast-footed with modern soul and urgency.

7:45P - 9:15P On Electric Blues Stage

Selwyn Birchwood

Birchwood and his band have crisscrossed the U.

9:00P - 10:30P On Community Stage

Hurricane Jerry and The Surge

Hurricane Jerry and The Surge, comprised of Jerry Loos, Kevin King, Clarence McGirr, Rich Bradburn, Sam Shepherd, is the electrifying live band playing rock classics and blues.

9:30P - 11:00P On Jazz Stage

Shayna Steele

There’s no need to sugar coat it since her impressive credits speak for themselves.

9:35P - 10:50P On Electric Blues Stage

Inner City Blues Band

Inner City Blues Band is a group of talented professional has an extensive resume both as individuals and collectively.

12:00P - 1:00P On Jazz Stage

Columbus Youth Jazz Orchestra

Whether you’re a high school student looking for a high-level community music program or a middle school student looking to develop your musical voice, the Columbus Youth Jazz program at the Jazz Academy is the place to be! Each ensemble rehearses weekly and offers a variety of performances, guest artist workshops, free CJO tickets, recording sessions, and more during the season.

12:00P - 1:00P On Community Stage

Chris Wedebrook

Chris Wedebrook successfully toured the U.

12:20P - 1:20P On Electric Blues Stage

Silky Ray

This is a band definitely like no other! A fun, energetic, groovin’ band manned by the area’s most entertaining musicians! Enjoy Silky Ray’s engaging showmanship & booming vocals, Jeff Brandt’s cool blues guitar riffs, Dan Sagraves’ thumpin’ woody bass, and “The Rhythm Machine”, Rick Soriano, playing drums & keys simultaneously! Also, occasionally supplemented with funky Fred Gablick on saxes and Dean Marcellana on keys.

1:30P - 3:00P On Jazz Stage

Midwest Modern Jazz Quartet

MMJQ (Midwest Modern Jazz Quartet) is one of central Ohio’s newest contemporary music quartets.

1:30P - 3:00P On Community Stage

7 Mile Bluegrass

7 Mile Bluegrass Band began in 2004 with two friends.

1:40P - 3:10P On Electric Blues Stage

Mark May

Perfecting his craft playing rough and tumble biker bars and blues clubs in Houston, Texas for over 20 years, Mark recently returned to his hometown, Columbus, Ohio, where he performed in nightclubs before his 15th birthday.

3:30P - 5:00P On Jazz Stage

Honey and Blue

The band, a self-described mix of pop, blues and soul, is fronted by singer/songwriters Adam Darling and Stephanie Amber.

3:30P - 5:00P On Electric Blues Stage

Veronica Lewis

Veronica Lewis is one of the most exciting, emerging talents in the Blues &Roots world.

3:30P - 5:00P On Community Stage

Dirk Quinn Band

Dirk Quinn is the guitarist for the jazz/funk band that coincidentally bears his name.

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