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The Rick Brunetto Big Band at The Valley Dale Ballroom

Friday, September 29th

Rick Brunetto Big Band featuring

Brian Michael Smith
Admission at the door $15


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 Brian Michael Smith at the Valley Dale Ballroom on Friday, September 29th 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.  

Saturday, June 24 - November 19

Steve Harrison RAM Studio

Steve Harrison's "Franklin The Peoples Park" photographic display opens for viewing from June 24th through November 19, 2023.

Cardinal Health Gallery
Franklin Park Conservatory
1777  E. Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio

A Must See Display of Great Photography Showcasing The History of Franklin Park

Friday, November 11th

The Passion of the Baptist

Dr. T. Q. Johnson's outstanding new play.

East High School Auditorium
1500  E. Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43203

FREE Admission - Donations Accepted

The Valley Dale Ballroom

Presents Standard Time

Tuesday, October 10th,  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. 

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

Open Community Hot Jazz Jam + Dance

Wednesday, September 13th

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!

Culture Black Fine Art Expo

Black Fine Art Expo

Saturday, September 30th - 12pm to 8pm
Sunday, October 1st - 12pm to 6pm

Saturday, September 30th - 12pm to 8pm
Sunday, October 1st - 12pm to 6pm
345 E. Fifth Avenue
Columbus, 43201

More information about KBK Foundation: 

Saturday, September 30th

Rebuilding God's House
Gospel Fest And Brunch

Judah Christian Community Church
972 Beechwood Road
Columbus 43227

Saturday, October 7th

2023 Jazz & Blues Cruise

Cincinnati Ohio

Saturday, October 14th

Open Jazz Jam

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

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, October 19th
Only Heard Here On Jazz 98.5 FM, WSAX

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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