THANK YOU EVERYONE!
Hot Times was a wonderful success and gave the Community a much needed opportunity to gather safely and celebrate, even in this time of social distancing and masks. Thank you all for wearing your masks and caring about each other!
The 2021 HOT TIMES LIVE STREAM STAGE is still available to view by clicking the 2021 HT Live Stream page on the above or side bar and pick any day. Also enjoy enjoy the archival material that is being digitized (find yourself at Hot Times!)
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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.