2015 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 12, 2015

Time Performer Name Genre/Performance Type
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm The Moho Collective World Music/New Age
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm Friendly Faux Alternative
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Personal Public Alternative
4:45 pm - 5:45 pm Erika Hughes & The Well Mannered Americana
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Tall Walker Rock
7:15 pm - 8:45 pm The Salty Caramels Americana
9:00 pm - 10:30 pm Neal McCoy Country

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Time Performer Name Genre/Performance Type
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Briar Rabbit Acoustic
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm Plaid Brixx Rock
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Fine Animal Electronic
4:45 pm - 5:45 pm Brave Weather Alternative
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Theo's Loose Hinges Rock
7:15 pm - 8:45 pm The Pleasant Tense Funk
9:00 pm - 10:30 pm Dwight Lenox Jazz

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Time Performer Name Genre/Performance Type
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm Kelly Zullo Acoustic
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm Hank & Cupcakes Pop
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm George Barrie Band Rock

Jazz & Blues Club

Friday, June 12, 2015

Time Performer Name Genre/Performance Type
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm Jumbo Chimps Jazz
5:45 pm - 7:00 pm Anna & the Consequences Jazz

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Time Performer Name Genre/Performance Type
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm The Kate Ross Quintet Jazz
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm The Silky Ray Band Blues
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm Ms Sara D R&B
5:45 pm - 7:00 pm Patrick McLaughlin Band Blues

Sunday, June 14, 2015

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Acoustic Lounge

Friday, June 12, 2015

Time Performer Name Genre/Performance Type
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Saturday, June 13, 2015

Time Performer Name Genre/Performance Type
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm Casey Redmond Solo
5:45 pm - 7:00 pm Chris&Rose Acoustic

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Time Performer Name Genre/Performance Type
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm Meg Renee Acoustic

Dance Stage

Friday, June 12, 2015

Time Performer Name Genre/Performance Type
2:05 pm - 2:30 pm El Ritmo Flamenco Ensemble Dancer
4:30 pm - 4:45 pm Columbus Youth Ballet Academy Dancer
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm Columbus Moving Company Dancer

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Time Performer Name Genre/Performance Type
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm SELAH Dancer
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm JT Lotus Dance Company Dancer
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm Columbus Moving Company Dancer
6:15 pm - 6:45 pm Inspiration to Movement / Onyx Dance Columbus Dancer
7:00 pm - 7:20 pm For The Love of Dance Dancer
7:35 pm - 8:05 pm JT Lotus Dance Company Dancer

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Time Performer Name Genre/Performance Type
12:00 pm - 12:25 pm El Ritmo Flamenco Ensemble Dancer
12:35 pm - 1:05 pm Columbus Modern (CoMo) Dance Company Dancer
2:00 pm - 2:15 pm New Vision Dance Co. Dancer
2:40 pm - 3:10 pm Big Scioty Contra Dance Dancer
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Raks Shadan Dance Troupe Dancer

Theatre Stage

Friday, June 12, 2015

Time Performer Name Genre/Performance Type
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Saturday, June 13, 2015

Time Performer Name Genre/Performance Type
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Columbus Youth Ballet Academy Dancer

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Time Performer Name Genre/Performance Type
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Word is Art Stage

Friday, June 12, 2015

Time Performer Name Genre/Performance Type
12:00 pm - 12:15 pm Kerry Trautman Poet
12:15 pm - 12:30 pm Nancy Nixon Poet
12:30 pm - 12:45 pm Darren Demaree Poet
12:45 pm - 1:00 pm Betsy Clark Poet
1:00 pm - 1:15 pm Michelle Herman Author
1:15 pm - 1:30 pm Wayne Rapp Author
1:30 pm - 1:45 pm Kate Carey Author
1:45 pm - 2:00 pm Nicki Bloch Author
2:00 pm - 2:15 pm Sandra Gurvis Author
2:15 pm - 2:30 pm Stephen David Author
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm Teri Lott Storyteller
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm Roy Nichols Storyteller
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm Joyce Geary Storyteller
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm Teri Lott Storyteller
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Sally Crandall Storyteller
4:00 pm - 4:15 pm Susann Moeller Poet
4:15 pm - 4:30 pm Deborah Strozier Poet
4:30 pm - 4:45 pm Rachel Gearinger Poet
4:45 pm - 5:00 pm Karen Van Cleve Poet
5:00 pm - 5:15 pm Joyce Geary Storyteller
5:15 pm - 5:30 pm Julie McGhee Storyteller
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm Bizzie Vunderink Storyteller
7:00 pm - 7:15 pm Amy Turn Sharp Poet
7:15 pm - 7:30 pm Nathan Moore Poet
7:30 pm - 7:45 pm Joshua Butts Poet
7:45 pm - 8:00 pm Lesley Jenike Poet
8:00 pm - 8:15 pm Su Flatt Poet
8:15 pm - 8:30 pm Janel Williams Poet
8:30 pm - 8:45 pm Nancy Kangas Poet
8:45 pm - 9:00 pm Ariane Bolduc Poet

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Time Performer Name Genre/Performance Type
11:00 am - 11:15 am Emily Bailey Storyteller
11:15 am - 11:30 am Village Watoto Storytellers Storyteller
11:30 am - 11:45 am Emily Bailey Storyteller
11:45 am - 12:00 pm Village Watoto Storytellers Storyteller
1:00 pm - 1:15 pm Joy Sullivan Poet
1:15 pm - 1:30 pm Natalie Shapero Poet
1:30 pm - 1:45 pm Mel Barrett Poet
1:45 pm - 2:00 pm John Buckley Poet
2:00 pm - 2:15 pm Abigail Cloud Poet
2:15 pm - 2:30 pm Megan Martin Poet
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm Hannah Stephenson Poet
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm Steven Abbott Poet
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm Michelle Herman Author
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm Wayne Rapp Author
3:30 pm - 3:45 pm Kate Carey Author
3:45 pm - 4:00 pm Nicki Bloch Author
4:00 pm - 4:15 pm Sandra Gurvis Author
4:15 pm - 4:30 pm Stephen David Author
4:30 pm - 4:45 pm Gail Nyoka Storyteller
4:45 pm - 5:00 pm Jim Flanagan Storyteller
6:00 pm - 6:15 pm Stephen David Author
6:15 pm - 6:30 pm Michelle Herman Author
6:30 pm - 6:45 pm Gail Nyoka Storyteller
6:45 pm - 7:00 pm Veronica Fenney-Okafer Storyteller
7:00 pm - 7:15 pm Cathy Jo Smith Storyteller
7:15 pm - 7:30 pm Frank McGarvey Storyteller
7:30 pm - 7:45 pm Cathy Jo Smith Storyteller
7:45 pm - 8:00 pm Jim Flanagan Storyteller

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Time Performer Name Genre/Performance Type
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Michelle Cornell Storyteller
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Lyn Ford Storyteller
4:00 pm - 4:15 pm Roy Nichols Storyteller
4:15 pm - 4:30 pm Julie McGhee Storyteller
4:30 pm - 4:45 pm Frank McGarvey Storyteller
4:45 pm - 5:00 pm Veronica Fenney-Okafer Storyteller

Strolling Musicians

Friday, June 12, 2015

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Saturday, June 13, 2015

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Sunday, June 14, 2015

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