2016 Columbus Arts Festival Entertainment Schedule

The Columbus Arts Festival celebrates all of the arts. You’ll find plenty to experience in addition to the many talented visual artists from all over the country. The live entertainment during the event allows Columbus’ great local talent to shine! On the Main Stage, enjoy live performances including rock, pop, country, world music and much more performed by some of the Ohio’s best bands throughout the three-day event. Check out some of the finest spoken word artists on our Ohio Magazine Word is Art Stage, or see exciting dance performances on our Dance Stage. New this year will be our dedicated theatre venue, where you can enjoy Columbus’ vibrant theatre scene in action. You can also visit our two new music venues: the Jazz & Blues Club and the Acoustic Lounge, where you can sit down and enjoy a cold beverage as you listen to music.

Click on the dates below to see the list of performers on each stage.

Main Stage

Friday, June 10, 2016

Time Performer Name Genre/Performance Type
Check back for an updated list of performers at this stage

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Time Performer Name Genre/Performance Type
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Happy Chichester Alternative
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Michael Christopher Country

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Time Performer Name Genre/Performance Type
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Andy Shaw Band Rock
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Dwight Lenox Jazz

Sharkey's Jazz and Blues Club

Friday, June 10, 2016

Time Performer Name Genre/Performance Type
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Topher James and Biscuit Brigade R&B
2:50 pm - 3:50 pm Topher James and Biscuit Brigade R&B
6:50 pm - 7:50 pm Troy Petty Alternative
8:10 pm - 9:10 pm Patrick McLaughlin Blues
9:30 pm - 10:30 pm Patrick McLaughlin Blues

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Time Performer Name Genre/Performance Type
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Fa 2 Jazz
1:50 pm - 2:50 pm Fa 2 Jazz
3:10 pm - 4:10 pm Anna & the Consequences Jazz

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Time Performer Name Genre/Performance Type
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm BAOKU World Music/New Age
1:20 pm - 2:20 pm BAOKU World Music/New Age
2:40 pm - 3:40 pm Silky Ray 4man 5tet Blues
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Silky Ray 4man 5tet Blues

Acoustic Lounge

Friday, June 10, 2016

Time Performer Name Genre/Performance Type
Check back for an updated list of performers at this stage

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Time Performer Name Genre/Performance Type
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Katie Davis Acoustic
2:20 pm - 3:20 pm John Morgan Acoustic
3:40 pm - 4:40 pm Caty & Clay Acoustic
6:20 pm - 7:20 pm Chris&Rose Acoustic

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Time Performer Name Genre/Performance Type
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Chris Shaw Acoustic
1:20 pm - 2:20 pm The Bluegrass Sweethearts Bluegrass
2:40 pm - 3:40 pm Meg Renee Acoustic
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Troy Petty Alternative

Dance Stage

Friday, June 10, 2016

Time Performer Name Genre/Performance Type
11:00 am - 9:00 pm Flaggots Ohio Dancer
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Motion, Captured Ballet
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm MahanaProductions World
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Transit Arts Jazz
5:15 pm - 6:15 pm Natya Shanthi World
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Seven Dance Company Modern

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Time Performer Name Genre/Performance Type
11:00 am - 9:00 pm Flaggots Ohio Dancer
11:00 am - 12:00 pm SELAH Dance Ministries World
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm TL United Music For Hope Dance Group World
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm BalletMet Academy Ballet
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm Columbus Modern (CoMo) Dance Company Modern
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Yellow Rose Cloggers of Ohio Folk
5:15 pm - 6:15 pm Xclaim Jazz
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Columbus Dance Theatre Ballet
7:45 pm - 8:45 pm Columbus Moving Company Modern

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Time Performer Name Genre/Performance Type
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Sacred Shimmy Tribal Bellydance Bellydance
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm New Vision Dance Co. Jazz
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm OSU Hillel Folk Dancers Folk
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm El Ritmo Flamenco Ensemble Folk

Franklinton Theatre Stage

Friday, June 10, 2016

Time Performer Name Genre/Performance Type
Check back for an updated list of performers at this stage

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Time Performer Name Genre/Performance Type
Check back for an updated list of performers at this stage

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Time Performer Name Genre/Performance Type
Check back for an updated list of performers at this stage

Word is Art Stage

Friday, June 10, 2016

Time Performer Name Genre/Performance Type
Check back for an updated list of performers at this stage

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Time Performer Name Genre/Performance Type
Check back for an updated list of performers at this stage

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Time Performer Name Genre/Performance Type
Check back for an updated list of performers at this stage

Strolling Musicians

Friday, June 10, 2016

Time Performer Name Genre/Performance Type
Check back for an updated list of performers at this stage

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Time Performer Name Genre/Performance Type
Check back for an updated list of performers at this stage

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Time Performer Name Genre/Performance Type
Check back for an updated list of performers at this stage

Groove U Stage

Friday, June 10, 2016

Time Performer Name Genre/Performance Type
Check back for an updated list of performers at this stage

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Time Performer Name Genre/Performance Type
12:20 pm - 1:20 pm The Muppet Mayhem Band Pop
1:40 pm - 2:40 pm The Muppet Mayhem Band Pop

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Time Performer Name Genre/Performance Type
Check back for an updated list of performers at this stage