Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival

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Creekside District Gahanna, Ohio - June 14-16, 2024

Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival

Friday - 5-11 PM | Sat - 1-11 PM | Sun - 12-5 PM

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About Our Event

Ringing in its 25th Anniversary, The Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival in Gahanna gathers world famous musicians so you can enjoy the best Blues & Jazz in Ohio across three stages. This three day cultural celebration for all ages features world class performers, mouthwatering cuisine, regional artisans, and more.

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

The Creekside Festival has been celebrating the best blues and jazz in Ohio for 25 years! Come join us in the celebration!

Free Shuttle Service

Free parking is available at AEP Ohio at 700 Morrison Rd. We provide a free Shuttle Service to and from the festival from this lot.

Tasty Food

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

Live Music

Enjoy live music over three main stages, plus a children’s stage Saturday and Sunday! Over 30 musicians and groups entertain all weekend long!


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

Synergy Jazz

Synergy Jazz provides a mature sound of Jazz! The band is comprised of seasoned musicians who didn't want to make a butch of musical noise no, we wanted "Synergy" we wanted to produce a sound that is better than us individually and we've humbled ourselves individually to create SYNERGY! Collectively Synergy has over 175 years of Jazz performance experience.

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


Whether it's a festival, wedding, vineyard, concert hall, corporate event, or private party, the CYNTsation band WOWs crowds with rich soulful vocals and an array of accomplished musicians that get rave reviews! CYNTsation has opened for national acts such as natonal recording jazz artist, Paul Taylor and for national recording artist Morris Day.

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

Blue Cats

The Blue Cats are veteran blues/rock/jazz musicians: Rick Collura (elec.

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

Midwest Modern Jazz Quartet

This energetic group of musicians have performed around the globe with various artists, but have somehow found common ground in the center of Ohio to form a musically diverse contemporary jazz organization.

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

Hairy Buffalos

We play songs you'll recognize, by artists you know, but we avoid the hits that every other band plays.

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

Blue Spectrum

Experience a spectrum of blues, rock, R&B, soul, pop, and jazz with the musical talents of local band, Blue Spectrum.

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


Huntertones brings people together around the globe with fun, imaginative and fearless music.

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


Pronounced FEW-SHION / FUSION A rubber-band of skilled rotating musicians! What started as just a "few" good musicians teaming up to join Hawc Griffin’s music mission in 2010, later evolved into a roster of skilled talent rotating as schedules permit.

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

Jason Ricci & The Bad Kind

Multiple award winning jazz, funk and blues harmonica player, singer, songwriter Jason Ricci has played with, toured and recorded with some of the world's most esteemed blues, jazz, rock and New Orleans musical legends.

1:00P - 2:30P On Community Stage

NACHO Street Band

It began in 2015 with a dream to create a band made up of rag-tag musicians of passable talent and generous hearts.

1:30P - 2:15P On Jazz Stage

Columbus Academy Jazz Ensemble

At a time in American life when the cultivation of artistic talent in secondary schools is waning, Columbus Academy has not wavered in its commitment to providing a holistic education to students.

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

Harold Stewart & The Blues Hounds

International performing and recording artists, Harold Stewart & The Blues Hounds, are based out of Columbus, Ohio and consistently offer high-intensity, upbeat, funky blues music with a wide range of flavors.

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

Dave Powers Trio

For over 35 years, two-time EMMY® Award winning composer and performer Dave Powers has been a vital part of the Columbus, Ohio music scene as a pianist, keyboardist, vocalist, entertainer and educator.

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

Cami Nyx and the Shades

Cami Nyx & The Shades is THE band to see in Central Ohio.

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

CFG & The Family

Based out of Hamilton, OH, CFG & The Family is a force to be reckoned with.

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


Brasileira has been delivering great mpb/ jazz/bossa/samba live music for over a decade around Columbus.

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

Swing's The Thing

Ohio's 17 Piece Big Band Orchestra based in Central Ohio covers a wide range of musical and dance styles including swing, rock, ballads, blues, cha cha, rumba, and polka to name a few, providing outstanding entertainment for all ages.

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

Shaun Booker Dammit Band

Meet Shaun Booker, renowned international artist, known for her torchy sound and firey performances.

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

The Wet Bandits

The Wet Bandits are the most unique and entertaining 90's party band in Ohi-.

7:15P - 8:45P On Jazz Stage

Sammy Deleon y Su Orquesta

Sammy de León is one of the most recognized Latin bandleaders in Northern Ohio.

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

Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials

In Chicago, a city overflowing with unrivaled blues talent, world-renowned Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials have been standing tall for over 30 years –an extraordinary feat for any group.

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

9:20P - 10:50P On Blues Stage


Neo funk group, MojoFlo, is as known for their captivating stage performance as their infectious rhythms and catchy lyrics.

9:30P - 10:30P 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.

12:00P - 1:20P On Blues Stage

614BluesEd Allstars

The second youth band produced and supported by the CBA’s 614 BluesEd program is Gen Blues.

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

School of Rock

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

1:00P - 2:30P 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.

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

Bourbon Legend

Columbus, Ohio based Bourbon Legend is a dynamic group of musicians serving up a blend of americana, rock, folk and country music that guarantees an energy filled live experience.

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

Austin & The Syd Experience

Austin & The Syd Experience formed officially in the summer of 2022.

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

Brass Queens

Hailing from Brooklyn, Brass Queens performs as a 9-piece brass band featuring an all-female horn section with a sound that is deeply inspired by the New Orleans tradition.

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

Amanda Fish

Amanda Fish began as a singer songwriter in late 2012, refining her original material as a solo act for 2 years before she formed her band in early 2014, a Roots Rock and Soul project featuring Amanda's signature gritty lyrics belted out with her 'from-the-gut' vocals.

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


Trutone is a modern music quintet featuring seasoned veteran musicians from all over Ohio.