- When: July 22 – 24, 2016 from 11am – 11pm on Friday and Saturday and until 8:30pm on Sunday
- Location: (Map It) Downtown Columbus, Ohio
in Bicentennial, West Bank and Genoa Parks on the Scioto Mile
- Phone: 614-645-7995
- Web: www.hotribscooljazz.org/
Columbus Jazz & Rib Festival: There’s no better way to celebrate summer than with hot ribs and cool jazz. Featuring the finest local, regional, and international jazz artists on three stages, the annual Jazz & Rib Fest will offer a diverse lineup of artists guaranteed to satisfy the cravings of any jazz connoisseur while barbeque pit masters serve up sizzling ribs, chicken, and more. Savor the best ribs from around the country as 23 award-winning barbeque teams compete for “Best Ribs” bragging rights. Jazz & Rib Fest is also proud to partner with “The Happiest 5K on the Planet” – The Color Run – for the annual Columbus fun run on Saturday. Sizzling hot BBQ ribs, cool jazz and refreshing beverages are just a step away as runners cross the finish line. To register for The Color Run, visit www.TheColorRun.com.