The Columbus jazz and rib festival is this weekend

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This year will be the 42nd annual Jazz & Rib Fest. | Photo by @thesciotomile

The Jazz & Rib Fest kicks off this weekend and we’re here to serve up the sizzlin’ details on the free festival.

📍 When and where

The festival takes place downtown along the Scioto Mile riverfront + you can reserve parking in advance. Catch the action at these times:

  • Friday, July 21: 11 a.m.–11 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 22: 11 a.m.–11 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 23: 11 a.m.–8:30 p.m.
🎶 The music

Consider this festival a jazz music heaven. Enjoy 40+ jazz artists across three stages throughout the weekend. Performers include Chris Botti, a Grammy Award-winning trumpeter, and Stephanie Mills, a Grammy Award-winning Broadway star.


This is the spot to be for barbecue lovers. | Photo via reader Ellie B.

🍗 Food and drinks

Bring on the barbecue. Get ready to eat from 15+ vendors, including By The Slab, Texas Outlaw BBQ, and Good & Tasty.

Not a fan of barbecue? No problem. Other festival food options will be available throughout the weekend, including Bella Asian Food, Shrimp Lips, and Sofi’s Mini Donuts.

Soft drinks, wine, craft cocktails, and beer from Jackie O’s Brewery will also be available.

Bonus: Download the Jazz & Rib Fest mobile app to find the schedule of performers and map of different food and drink vendors.

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Comments (6)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Joe... trust you'll get to go and enjoy the ribs and jazz festival! 

Jul 19, 2023 05:09 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

Any Festival with "RIB" in it, works for me. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your week! 

Bill Salvatore, Realtor- Arizona Elite Properties


Jul 19, 2023 05:14 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is good information to share.

Enjoy the summertime activities.

Jul 19, 2023 06:46 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Top of the morning Joe.  This seems like a great festival to enjoy.  Riverside, food, music, what is not to enjoy.  Nice shout out.  mdm

Jul 19, 2023 09:29 AM
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Hello Joe Jackson the Columbus Jazz and Rib Festival this weekend is a great fun event to attend.

Jul 19, 2023 08:20 PM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great post!  Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day!

Jul 21, 2023 08:30 AM