Known as the showcase for the â€œbest blues and jazz music in Ohio,â€ the Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival (â€œCBJFâ€) is a premier family event destination. First held in 1999, the CBJF began as a half-day event to commemorate the opening of Gahannaâ€™s Creekside Park and the revitalization of the downtown Gahanna area. Today, the Festival is a three-day cultural event that features hours of world-class music on multiple stages, mouth-watering cuisine, regional artisans, and more. Each year, more than 30,000 people from across Ohio and the U.S. travel to Gahanna to experience a weekend of first class music, food, community, and fun.
One of the greatest allures of the CBJF is its unique setting. Located along the picturesque banks of Creekside Park and in the heart of Gahannaâ€™s vibrant Creekside District (117 Mill St. in Gahanna OH 43230), the CBJF has the feel of a small-town festival yet offers attendees unrivaled amenities. Whether itâ€™s listening to the hottest bands while enjoying a relaxing paddleboat ride down the creek, taking a break from the crowd and enjoying a delicious dinner at one of the several restaurants located within the festival grounds, the CBJF has something fun for everyone.
Programmed and presented by the Gahanna Convention & Visitors Bureau, a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit destination marketing organization, the CBJF would not be possible without the help of our generous festival partners, who provide support for the event through financial sponsorships as well as through their sharing of valuable volunteer hours. Thanks to their partnership and patronage, the CBJF has become a time-honored tradition of music excellence, family fun and treasured memories for thousands.