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The Rick Brunetto Big Band at The Valley Dale Ballroom

featuring vocalist Lori Everhart

Our Friday night dances continue at the Famed and Fabulous Valley Dale Ballroom, 1590 Sunbury Rd, Columbus, Ohio. 43219.

Join the  Rick Brunetto Big Band and Lori Everhart at the Valley Dale Ballroom on Friday, June 2nd. at 7:30pm.

The Rick Brunetto Big Band appears weekly at the “Famed and Fabulous” Valley Dale Ballroom.  As Columbus’ premiere big dance band this 18-piece orchestra has been a staple on the Central Ohio music scene for over 35 years.  Featuring the area’s finest musicians and singers the Rick Brunetto Big Band presents an unforgettable evening of music and dancing for all ages.  

Sunday, June 4 - 10am to 4pm

Bexley House and Garden Tour

This year's Tour will be held Sunday, June 4th, 2023.  Proceeds from the Tour support Scholarships given to graduating seniors who live in Bexley as well as the Club's missions of Community, Education and Social Services.

The annual Bexley House & Garden Tour is not just to show some of the amazing history and homes in Bexley, but it is also our main fundraising event for the Bexley Women's Club Scholarships.

Tickets are available online so get your tickets soon.
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Saturday, June 10 - 2pm

Makesi Anyika, Guest Speaker

Makesi Anyika discusses health issues including Blood pressure, diabetes, leaky gut, allergies and so much more and a product that's helpful in relieving these ailments.

Brice Christian Academy
3160 Brice Road
Brice (Columbus), Ohio 43109

Hosted By:

Mary & Jerry Woodhouse
Linda Bridges & Melsnease Render

The Central Ohio Hot Jazz Society (COHJS) is proud to present the

Open Community Hot Jazz Jam + Dance

Wednesday June 14!

8:15 - 11 pm ~ Rambling House Music Bar

310 E. Hudson Street, Columbus

Plus Dance Lesson at 8:15 

All levels of experience are welcomed on the bandstand and the dance floor. It's just a fun and informal evening sharing this music and dance we all love! MUSICIANS: visit the "Learn it + Play it" page of the COHJS website for Jam tips and Jazz learning resources. So dust off that instrument and come on out and join the fun!

The Midland Theatre

Presents  Pat Metheny - Side Eye

Metheny’s body of work includes compositions for solo guitar, small ensembles, electric and acoustic instruments, large orchestras, and ballet pieces and even the robotic instruments of his Orchestrion project, while always sidestepping the limits of any one genre.

Sunday, June 18th, 7pm

The Midland Theatre
36 North Park Place
Newark, OH 43058

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Contact info: or call 740-345-LIVE

Columbus Jazz Alliance

Jazz 98.5 FM, WSAX


The Local Scene - All Day
Special Homegrown Music Broadcast

24 Hour Music Broadcast of Homegrown Musicians

Thursday, June 22nd
Only Heard Here On Jazz 98.5 FM, WSAX

Sunday, June 25 - 3pm to 6pm

Dr. Scott Whitaker

Dr. Whitaker is scheduled to speak and discuss The Causes & Solutions to Disease, Malnutrition and the Medical Sins that are killing the world.

The Lincoln Theatre
Social Centre
773  E. Long Street
Columbus, Ohio

For more information or to reserve your seat for this special event, contact:

Daisy James - 205-292-7163
Mary Muhammad - 205-454-7289

Tickets are also available online.
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The Lincoln Theatre hosts its second summer season of Wine Down Wednesdays

The Lincoln Theatre hosts its second summer season of Wine Down Wednesdays, featuring hot jazz and cool cocktails on the rooftop patio, starting May 31. The outdoor concert series includes live jazz performances from some of Columbus’ best talent, sumptuous hors d'oeuvres, and a specially curated wine selection or specialty cocktail. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Performances begin at 6 pm and include:

Wednesday, May 31 - Bobby Floyd Trio

2020 Grammy Award nominee Bobby Floyd performs on his classic Hammond B3 organ with Derek DiCenzo on guitar and bass and Reggie Jackson on drums, creating the perfect mix to provide an unparalleled evening of live jazz.

Wednesday, June 21 – Miles Franklin Smith

Smith has made his mark citywide since stepping onto the Columbus jazz scene in 2018. Having performed with many of Columbus’ most prestigious jazz musicians and bands including the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, as well as nationally recognized performers such as Darius Rucker and Levi Kreis, Smith has a uniquely diverse ear that lends his sound to many genres of music.

Wednesday, July 12 – Dwight Bailey & the Midwest Modern Jazz Quartet

One of central Ohio’s newest contemporary music quartets, these four musicians have come together after touring the globe in their individual careers to form one of jazz’s most musically diverse, contemporary organizations.

Wednesday, August 16 – Kevin D. Harris

Harris celebrates the deep ties between gospel music and the jazz tradition. From Louis Armstrong performing spirituals, to the sacred music of Duke Ellington or of Mary Lou Williams, many jazz artists have worked very closely in gospel music, and their performance styles often draw heavily from the inspiration.

Wednesday, September 13 – Starlit Ways

The duo performs an eclectic range of music from originals, Jazz Age classics, and modern tunes from a diverse range of genres. Rose Nkechi Onyeneho’s truly gifted vocals combined with Chris Glover’s guitar abilities and harmonies create a unique sound that reflects their talents and passions for music.

Individual, general admission tickets to Wine Down Wednesdays at the Lincoln Theatre (769 E. Long St.) are $32 and can be purchased in-person at the CBUSArts Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), online at, or by phone at (614) 469-0939.

In the event of inclement weather, performances will be moved indoors to the Lincoln lobby.

The Valley Dale Ballroom

Presents Standard Time

Tuesday, June 13th,  7:00 to 9:00 pm

Standard Time plays a mellow blend of coffee house jazz from the Great American Songbook. Featuring our fearless headmaster Matt Ellis on trombone, Byron Rooker on sax and flute, Jim Luellen on keys, Sid Townsend on bass, Zsolt Dvornik on guitar, and Pat Ankrum on percussion.

See Standard Time every 2nd Tuesday of every month.  Free admission, but tips are welcome. 

Saturday, August 26th

25th Anniversary of Jazz and Eggs

Villa Milano Banquet & Conference Center
1630 Schrock Road
Columbus, Ohio 43229

Tickets are available online.
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Saturday, October 14th

Open Jazz Jam

Paul S. Lawrence VFW Post #9857
2330 Stelzer Rd
Columbus, Ohio

Copacetic Presents
Their Fall Schedule

Homeport Voice + Vision Celebration

Thursday, October 20

Fo/Mo/Deep Presents
Their Spring Schedule

Blu Note Jazz Cafe'
Friday, May 19th @ 8:00PM

Natalie's Grandview

Friday, May 26th @ 9:00PM

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Due to unforeseen circumstances, the 2nd Annual Motown Mother's Day Concert Starring The Spinners performance on May 7th at the Palace Theatre will be rescheduled to May 5, 2024

All tickets will be honored at the new date, so please hold on to your tickets. If a refund is required, refunds will be available by request until April 22, 2023. For a refund request, please contact your original point of purchase for assistance and questions.

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