In addition to over 100 archival links Hot Times was pleased to present LIVE performances and sets pre-recorded for the Festival. Check these out - CLICK ON VIRTUAL HOT TIMES on the control bar, the Festival still awaits your enjoyment.
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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.
Throughout its long history The Hot Times Music and Arts Festival has featured many of Columbus’ incredibly talented musicians. This year HT will be featuring live online performances by Gaye Adegbalola, Tony Monaco, Bobby Floyd, Donna Mogavero, Michael VanderDoes, Uptowne Buddah, Tracy Christoper's Parade, and Tree No Leaves. In addition there will be brand new sets recorded just for Hot Times and recent and vintage recorded performances. Some of the
band recordings and videos include:
Clemens & Co
New Basics Brass Band
All Star Jammerz
Greg Swan & The Late Crew
Jazz Poetry Ensemble
Shaun Booker Band
Sean Carney Band
Is Said & Advance Party
The James Elliot Project
Tony West & Imani Dancers
Listen For The Jazz All Stars
Carole Walker and the Bittertones
Billy Zenn & The Ringers
Girlz Rhythm n’ Rock
LZ Cruise Band featuring Darchelle WIlliams
Billy Zenn & the Ringers
Dougie Simpson & the Peace Band:
New Legga - c Showband
Honey & Blue
HOT TIMES STILL NEEDS YOUR HELP!
PARTICIPATE IN VIRTUAL HOT TIMES AND STAY IN TOUCH WITH THE TEAM TO MAKE SUGGESTIONS AND REPORT PROBLEMS OR INACCURACIES - EMAIL BUILDAFEST@GMAIL.COM EMAIL - THE TECH TEAM IS ALSO WORKING ON A LIVE CHAT FUNCTION.
OF COURSE IN 2021 YOUR HELP WILL BE NEEDED AT YOUR REGULAR POST - EMAIL GLORIA AT volunteerHTF@gmail.com
The Hot Times Festival has long been the site of the ComFest Volunteer Appreciation Party - this year the ComFest Team will join the fun for VIRTUAL HOT TIMES! ComFest will return in June of 2021.
First Ever ComFest Virtual Cocktail Party and Group Photo Zoom Meeting
ComFesters are invited to a virtual photo session, Friday Sept 11, at 7:00PM
ComFest Volunteers - join in the fun Friday, Sept 11, 2020 at
the First Ever ComFest Virtual Cocktail Party and Group Photo Zoom Meeting
Wear any of your wonderful ComFest t-Shirts and Join in!!!!