Heritage Music Festival

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Once known as the “Cradle of Jazz,” the Mount Vernon corridor spotlights various musical genres, including jazz, classic R&B and blues. Each week, for six consecutive Thursday evenings this free outdoor music festival allows attendees to enjoy performances by an all-star line-up of some of central Ohio’s hottest musicians.


The King Art Complex's Heritage Music Festival has been a signature Columbus community celebration for nearly two decades, consistently attracting crowds of nearly 5,000 attendants each week! Our annual festival is a family event enjoyed by men, women and children of all backgrounds. Bring a blanket, or lawn chair, and relax in the beautiful Mayme Moore Park!

This project is made possible through the generous contributions of several organizations in support of the Neighborhood Partnership Grants program. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available.


2019 Schedule

The current line-up and schedule for the official 21st Annual Heritage Music Festival is as follows:

Premium Blend Music Service

Thursday, July 11, 2019| 6 – 9 PM



Thursday, July 18, 2019 | 6 – 9 PM


Paragon Project

Thursday, July 25, 2019 | 6 – 9 PM


The Quan Howell Project

Thursday, August 1, 2019 | 6 – 9 PM


The Solutions Band

Thursday, August 8, 2019 | 5:30 – 8:30 PM



Thursday, August 15, 2019 | 5:30 – 8:30 PM


*Thursday, August 22, 2019 | 5:30 – 8:30 PM

*(Rain Contingency Date)