HOT TIMES FESTIVAL COMMUNITY CONCERTS FOR 2021
51 DOUGLASS STREET
(Between S. Monroe Ave.and 18th Street)
Due to the ongoing COVID pandemic the City made 51 Douglas Street (the Old Douglass School yard) available for use for a special Hot Times Community Concert Weekend instead of the usual site. The Festival will return to it's larger home next year but for 2021 it was decided to do a smaller set.
Everyone is asked to wear your mask, Lets do a safe event together!
Still expect your favorite things like Art Cars, Kid's Activities,
Vendors, Yummy Food & a Great Music Lineup!
You can attend in person or if you want to stay home
you can watch the Live Stream!
Links will go live on Friday Sept 10 on the
2021 HTLIVE STREAM PAGE
5:30 - Wahru’s Spirit Drummers
6:30 - Four Mints
8:00 - Nancy Wilson Tribute
9:45 - The Ark Band
1:00 - Transit Arts
2:00 - Billy Zenn & the Enablers
3:00 - Dougie Simpson & the Peace Band
4:00 - Carol Walker & The Bitterttones
5:00 -The Apostles
6:00 - Gregg Swann & The Late Crew
7:00 - Flex Crew
8:00 - Willie Phoenix
9:00 - Deal Breakers
11:00 - Tony West Drum Circle
12:15 - Zumba w/ Aziza West
1:00 - Poetry Slam
2:20 - Jazz Poetry Ensemble
3:20 -3:45 - Community Moment
4:00 - CYNTsation
5:00 - Lungu Vybz Reggae
6:00 - Donna Mogavero Band
7:00 - Shaun Booker Band
HELP KEEP EVERYONE SAFE AND WEAR A MASK
YOUR VOTE COUNTS! REMEMBER TO REGISTER AND GO VOTE!
On Sept 5, 2021, Brother Wali Neil was honored at the MPACC Box Park in a beautiful Community Celebration with presentations by his new Los Angeles based representation.
For decades Wali has been an intregal part of the Columbus Near East Side Community with murals that brought joy in the hardest times. His painting bespoke his internal beauty, spirit of brotherhood, and sense of self and heritage that inspired his works. His wife, Denise, continues to preserve and spread the word and works of Wali. Wali IS!
Excerpts of an article in the Columbus Free Press by Suzanne Patzer
OCTOBER 14, 2020
Columbus is now honoring the legendary rocker Willie Phoenix by renaming 16th and High Street “Willie Phoenix Way” in Columbus, Ohio. Willie has long been a legend in the local rock scene.
Activist and local musician Brian Clash stated: “I celebrate the life force that is Willie Phoenix. I have enjoyed knowing him over 40 years; first as an awestruck fan and later as my musical mentor, songwriting partner, and most of all dear friend. This exciting honor being given to him is only a reflection on what he has given to all of us. Congratulations Willie!!!”
“In many ways, Willie Phoenix is the voice and sound of Columbus rock and roll. We had our own indigenous guitar monster that gets us through good and bad times,” Fitrakis said.
Willie has played on the Hot Times Main Street Stage for decades!
Willie Phoenix Way was dedicated
Thursday, October 15 - 1pm
Columbus City Council and the Columbus Music Commission conducted a virtual event to dedicate Willie Phoenix Way and celebrate the guitar-shredding Columbus rocker.
The dedication is on Council's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ColsCouncil and
WOSU's Broad and High page at www.facebook.com/broadandhigh.