- When: July 21 – 23, 2023
- Location: (Map It) Columbus Downtown Riverfront at 233 S Civic Center Dr. in Columbus, Ohio
- Phone: 614-645-7995 or 614-645-3300
- Web: www.hotribscooljazz.org/
Columbus Jazz & Rib Fest: This highly anticipated summertime tradition in downtown Columbus offers both jazz and rib connoisseurs the finest in music and barbecue. Located along the Scioto River, the festival offers three days of continuous jazz by renowned international and local musicians while barbecue pit masters serve up sizzling ribs, chicken, and more. Savor the best ribs from around the country as 23 award-winning barbecue teams compete for “Best Ribs” bragging rights.