MUSIC AT HOT TIMES!

MAIN STREET STAGE!

FRIDAY  

4:45 - The Coffee House Rebels

5:45 - Back Splash

6:45 - Mendelsonics

7:45 - Clemens & Co. 

8:45 - Deeptones 

10:00 - Flex Crew 


SATURDAY 

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 


SUNDAY

12:00 - Glen Echo Saxophone Quartet  

1:00 - Apostles

2:00 - James Elliott 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!!

Saturday  

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    


Sunday 

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!

FRIDAY

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     


SATURDAY

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 Book 

7:00 - New Legga-C Showband  

8:00 - Carole Walker & the Bittertones  

9:00 - Gathering Stars       


SUNDAY

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

CJ RETURNING TO THE 2018 HOT TIMES

C.J. Chenier!

 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.” 

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HONORED ARTISTS

HONORING COMMUNITY ARTISTS FOR DECADES!

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.


Smoky Brown
Walt Neil
Anna Bishop
Tony & Aziza West
Gene Walker
Leon Page
Kojo Kamau
Is Said
Aaraaman
Daniel Work
Queen Brooks
Jim Arter
George Miller
Denny Griffith
Eric Marlow
Dougie Simpson
Becky Ogden
Barbara “Wahru” Cleveland
Jeannette Williams-Brewer
Jackie Calderone
Don Bullard
Roman Johnson
Chief Shongo
Bill Agnew
Ann DeWald
Ron Hope
The Four Mints
Bobby Shaw
Gail Larned
Bettye Stull
Lee Savory
Shaun Booker
Arnett Howard
BHB
Jack Marchbanks
Aminiah Robinson
Deighton Charlemagne
Richard Duarte Brown
Delton Boyd
Mary McClendon
Ralph & Roger Williams
Riccardo Davenport
Danel Colvin
Pepper Johnson
Mary Daniels
Voszi Douglas
Suzanne Gallagher
Suzan Bradford Kounta

Michael VanderDoes

Barbara Fant

HOT TIMES ART CARS!

For as long as anyone can remember there have been been Art Cars at Hot Times. Big ones, small ones, painted ones, ones with pieces and parts glued on them, cars with wings, Nationally famous cars and cars in process. Hot Times has hosted artists from all over the world. In 2017 internationally famous jingle truck painter Haider Ali created the Heal Mobile for the Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center and will return to the Festival in 2019. Several of the vehicles he has created will be on display at the 2018 Festival.

SEPTEMBER 7-8-9 2018

VENDOR INFORMATION

VENDOR APPLICATIONS FOR 2018 ARE NOW CLOSED - PLEASE CHECK BACK HERE IN MAY OF 2019 FOR 2019 STREET FAIR VENDOR APPLICATIONS

PERFORMER APPLICATION

NOTE PERFORMER APPLICATIONS FOR 2018 HOT TIMES FESTIVAL ARE NOW CLOSED - PLEASE CHECK BACK HERE IN MAY OF 2019 FOR 2019 HOT TIMES FESTIVAL PERFORMER APPLICATIONS

HOT TIMES ART CARS!

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≥

Applications

Hot times perfomer application

Hot times food vendor application

Hot times street fair application

VENDOR Info Guide

Hot Times Festival IDEA FACTORY


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 hottimesfestival@cs.com
Send in your ideas - it's  your chance to  connect, get involved, share thoughts and get fired up to help.


Comfest appreciation party

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!