The Best Blues & Jazz in Ohio

Creekside District,
Gahanna Ohio

June 16-18, 2023

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 24th 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 AEP Ohio and Mount Carmel 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 - 6:30P On Jazz Stage

The Chris Brown Trio

Whether freelancing as jazz, gospel, R&B, pop keyboardist or simply accompanying a soloist, Christopher Brown seems to be right at home in his musical world.

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


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

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

The Groove

Join The Groove as they perform some of Central Ohio's Best Classic Rock, Rhythm & Blues, Funk and Soul Music around! In 2023, The Groove is celebrating 11 years and 350+ shows! They are winners of the 2022 QFM96 House Band Contest.

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

Andy Woodson's Paw Paw Orchestra featuring Sydney McSweeney

Local musicians Andy Woodson's Paw Paw Orchestra and Sydney McSweeney will be performing during the 2023 Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival.

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

The Wayfarers

Hailing from rural Southeast Ohio, The Wayfarers emerged onto the scene in early 2010 playing their own form of American Roots music.

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

The Joint Rockers

The Joint Rockers formed in 1981 to play the music we grew to love – classic Blues, R&B, Soul and early Roots Rock.

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

Chuchito Valdés

Chuchito Valdés, following in the footsteps of his famed father Chucho Valdés and grandfather Bebo Valdés, continues the legacy of great piano players from Cuba.

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


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

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

Erin Coburn

Cincinnati native and perpetual misfit, Erin Coburn is known for her prolific songwriting and modern approach to American Rock and Roll.

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

The Hip Replacements

The Hip Replacements are comprised of seven veteran and talented musicians that have been playing around Columbus for many years.

2:30P - 4:00P On Jazz Stage

Tom Carroll's Strings & Things

Tom Carroll has been a mainstay in Central Ohio for over thirty-five years and an affiliate artist with the Jazz Arts Group since 1986.

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

Gravity's Pull

Gravity’s Pull is a high-energy local band in the Columbus area specializing in alternative rock and new wave classics from the 80s, 90s and early 2000s.

3:50P - 5:20P On Blues Stage

Deuce 'n a Quarter

Deuce 'n a Quarter is an award-winning band that has made quite an impression in the blues scene! As 2023 International Blues Challenge finalists, they have gained recognition amongst top blues acts and have earned themselves the title of one of the current notable bands.

4:30P - 6:00P On Jazz Stage

James Gaiters' SOUL REVIVAL

A Columbus, OH-based band, paying homage to the “Soul Jazz” tradition and favorite artists such as Lou Donaldson, Stanley Turrentine, Big John Patton and Rusty Bryant.

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

Largemouth Brass Band

Largemouth Brass Band has one goal: spreading joy through musical performance.

5:40P - 7:10P On Blues Stage

Patrick McLaughlin

Songwriter, Patrick McLaughlin, has been crafting his record making and producing skills while continuing to serve the song.

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

The Tony Monaco Trio

Tony Monaco's fierce playing and unbridled energy on the Hammond B-3 Organ have put him on a meteoric rise into the national jazz scene.

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

Blue Spectrum

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

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

Zac Harmon

Zac Harmon is an award-winning guitarist, singer, and songwriter whose distinctive style continues the lineage of American Blues music - America’s classical music.

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

Urban Jazz Coalition featuring Marion Meadows

Soprano saxophonist, Marion Meadows will be performing with the Urban Jazz Coalition at the 2023 Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival.

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

Hoodoo Soul Band

Hoodoo Soul Band began as a side project for several seasoned veterans of the Columbus music scene who wanted an outlet to play Funk and Rhythm and Blues with a horn section.

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

Just Another Mojo

Get ready for the blues with local band, Just Another Mojo! The band was started as part of 614BluesEd, a curriculum-based program hosted by the Columbus Blues Alliance, where skilled groups of under-21 musicians interested in the blues are coached on all aspects of the blues music industry, including business dealings and other aspects of being a professional musician.

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

Reelin' in the Years

Reelin' In The Years is a collection of local central Ohio musicians covering familiar rock classics from your favorite artists of the 70s and 80s, but ones that you rarely hear performed by a live band.

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

The Lady Joya Band

The Lady Joya Band is the latest project for Cincinnati favorite Lady Joya.

3:15P - 5:00P On Jazz Stage

FLIPPO plays the music of Steely Dan

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.

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

Lil' Jimmy Reed with Ben Levin

Immerse yourself in the Blues with original Louisiana bluesman, Lil' Jimmy Reed, and Cincinnati blues pianist, Ben Levin! Li’l Jimmy Reed is the last of the original Louisiana bluesmen.

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

Big Walnut Big Band

The Gahanna Jazz Community supports an amateur artistic community connected through music performance, appreciation, and education.

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