SCROLL DOWN TO THE ICONS DESCRIBING VENDORS - DECIDE WHAT KIND OF VENDOR YOU WANT TO BE AND CLICK THAT ICON - YOU WILL FIND A DOWNLOADABLE APPLICATION - PRINT IT OUT AND SEND IT IN! DON'T FORGET TO ALSO DOWNLOAD AND READ THE VENDOR INFORMATION SECTION
SCROLL DOWN TO THE PERFORMER APPLICATION ICON AND CLICK ON IT FILL IT OUT AND FOLLOW DIRECTIONS - IF IT'S WORKING RIGHT IT SHOULD SEND YOUR INFO RIGHT TO THE ENTERTAINMENT TEAM/ BUT JUST IN CASE ALSO EMAIL THE TEAM AT HOTTIMESFESTIVAL@CS.COM NOTE PERFORMER IN THE SUBJECT LINE
CALLING ALL ART CAR ARTISTS! HOT TIMES IS THE LONGEST RUNNING AND LARGEST ART CAR SHOW IN CENTRAL OHIO. CARS ARE EXHIBITED ON BEAUTIFUL LAWNS AND THERE ARE TROPHIES FOR LONGEST DRIVE, MOST INNOVATIVE AND PEOPLE'S CHOICE - EMAIL THE EVENT FOR MORE DETAILS! HOTTIMESFESTIVAL@CS.COM NOTE ART CAR IN THE SUBJECT LINE≥
HOT TIMES NEEDS YOUR HELP! SHIFTS ARE JUST 4 HOURS AND THERE ARE LOTS OF GREAT VOLUNTEER JOBS AND SHIFTS STILL OPEN - EMAIL GLORIA AT volunteerHTF@gmail.com IT'S THE ONLY WAY TO GET THAT MUCH LOVED HOT TIMES VOLUNTEER T-SHIRT!!
MAIN STREET STAGE!
4:45 - The Coffee House Rebels
5:45 - Back Splash
6:45 - Mendelsonics
7:45 - Clemens & Co.
8:45 - Deeptones
10:00 - Flex Crew
12:00 - Don Norman Blues Band
1:00 - Transit Arts
2:00 - Lungu Vybz
3:00 - Doctah X
4:00 - Is Said & Advance Party
5:00 - Hotboys
6:00 - Four Mints
7:00 - All Star Jammerz
8:15 - Willie Phoenix and The Soul Underground
9:30 - C.J Chenier
12:00 - Glen Echo Saxophone Quartet
1:00 - Apostles
2:00 - James Elliot Project
3:15 - Jazz Poetry Ensemble
4:30 - Gregg Swan & The Late Crew
5:15 - Awards Ceremony
5:45 - Sean Carney & The Joint Rockers
7:00 - Ark Band
THE PORCH SWINGS!!
12:15 - Eugene Beer, “The Piano Peddler” and Wahru
1:10 - Freedom N’ Folk Revival
2:15 - Kim Denizard
2:45 - RonJae
4:00 - Sarah Cooperider
6:00 - Habeeba Dance Company
1:30 - Hillel International Folk Dance
2:30 - Beat Science with Zach Beery
3:30 - Pat Funderburg and Line Dance
4:30 - Percussion Playhouse with Wahru
5:30 - Victoria Frye Buti Yoga with Wahru and other drummers
PARSONS AVENUE STAGE!
5:00 - Community Opening Drum Circle led by Community Elder Drummer Wahru Cleveland
6:00 - Dougie Simpson & the Faith Band
7:00 - Christopher Tracy’s Parade 8:00 - Weezee & Romantic Hours
9:00 - Blue Spectrum
Noon - DJ
1:30 - Wednesday Wine
2:30 - Girlz Rhythm n’ Rock Camp
3:30 - Spirit Drummers with Pat Funderberg
4:30 - So Fresh
5:00 - Billy Zenn & the Enablers
6:00 - Black Box
7:00 - New Legga-C Showband
8:00 - Carole Walker & the Bittertones
9:00 - Gathering Stars
11:00 - Traditional Sunday Drum Circle led by Drum Master Tony West
12:00 - Zumba with Aziza
1:00 - Chief Johnny Lonesome
2:00 - Lil’ Red & The Rooster
3:00 - L Z Cruise featuring vocalist Darchelle Williams
4:00. - Poetry Slam with Is Said
5:00 - Round Robin with Tracy Walker & Anna Paolucci
6:00 - Donna Mogavero Band
THE NEAR EAST AND GREATER COLUMBUS COMMUNITY HAS BEEN HOME TO ARTISTS FOR DECADES. THIS AWARD HONORS TWO COMMUNITY ARTISTS EACH YEAR. THE LIST BELOW IS INCLUSIVE OF THIS REMARKABLE GROUP.
Tony & Aziza West
Barbara “Wahru” Cleveland
The Four Mints
Richard Duarte Brown
Ralph & Roger Williams
Suzan Bradford Kounta
The Hot Times Festival planning committee LOVES new ideas! With the goal to expand participation inside the community, and make the Hot Times Festival extra, extra special each year, all ideas are reviewed and researched thoroughly! Email the idea to email@example.com
Send in your ideas - it's your chance to connect, get involved, share thoughts and get fired up to help.
Almost immediately after launching into their first song, C.J. Chenier and The Red Hot Louisiana Band will have young and old up on their feet and cheering in unison. With a solo career dating back to 1987 and six albums under his belt, C.J. Chenier is widely regarded as one of Zydeco’s best singers, musicians and live performers. According to The Boston Globe, “C.J. Chenier attacks the accordion with the tension and drive of James Brown...creating contemporary, turbo-charged dance music.” Living Blues magazine named C.J. Chenier “the best living zydeco singer and accordionist,” and Billboard called him “the heir to the zydeco throne.” C.J.’s music has always embraced the traditions of his famous father, zydeco legend Clifton Chenier, but he continues to push the music to new levels. One week before C.J.’s 21st birthday in 1978, Clifton asked him to join The Red Hot Louisiana Band. In 1985, as the effects of diabetes began to take their toll on his father, C.J. (at Clifton’s request) picked up the accordion and started opening the shows. After Clifton’s death in 1987, C.J. inherited his dad’s accordion as well as The Red Hot Louisiana Band. When asked about his accordion playing, C.J. is quick to defer to his father, whom “nobody could ever touch,” as C.J. says. But others have formed their own opinions. According to Blues Revue, “Whether he and his band of red hots burn on rocking contemporarysongs or simmer on traditional country waltzes, C.J. Chenier is Zydeco’s torch bearer.”
Gaye Adegbalola, Blues Music Award winner (formerly called the W. C. Handy Award) and a founding member of Saffire - The Uppity Blues Women, plays guitar, harmonica and is a composer.
She has recorded 10 CDs on Alligator Records and has toured widely through-out the U.S. and internationally. Gaye has also released five CDs on her own Hot Toddy Music label: “A former Virginia State Teacher of the Year, Gaye is also in demand for workshops, lectures and motivational public speaking.
Foley, from Columbus, Ohio is a composer, musician, and photographer who was the "lead bassist" with trumpeter Miles Davis from 1987 until 1991 and shared the stage with diverse artists including Sly Stone, George Clinton, Santana, Herbie Hancock, Prince, Chaka Khan, Patrice Rushen, El DeBarge, Al Jarreau, Alice in Chains, Foreigner, Bootsy Collins, Fishbone, Arrested Development, David Sanborn, Jungle Bros., Macy Gray, Mint Condition, Monica, Davina, Larry Dunn, Lenny White, Marcus Miller, Res, Khaleel, and Primus. Foley played drums on tour with George Clinton. In 2008, he served as music arranger for performances with George Clinton and His Gangsters of Love on The Tonight Show and The Late Show. Clinton and Foley were on a mission to showcase "the jazzier side of Parliament-Funkadelic", to quote "Sir George," as K.C. Jones knighted him. FOLEY is amazing! .
The Hot Times Festival has long been the site of the ComFest Volunteer Appreciation Party - If you volunteered at ComFest 2018, wear your official 2018 volunteer T-shirt and come to the Party on Friday of Hot Times and check in at the ComFest table in the Hot Times Volunteer Check in tent (right behind Sweet & Speedy.) The group photo is at 7pm SHARP! COME LINE UP in front of the Porch Swing stage!