Java Music

Join Us for FREE live music performances every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday evenings from 7-9:30pm! Think “House Concert” where the audience actually comes to listen..

Mondays – Blues Guitar Workshops with Pascal “Rooster” Fouquet (of Lil’ Red and the Rooster) from 6:30-7:30/8 p.m.

Tuesdays – Live Acoustic Jam! Casual listening available from the adjacent back room and hallway.

Fridays – Live Music via Acoustic Open Mic, welcoming everyone with musical talent and/or aspirations to sing and play – considered one of the best around. To sign up, first come during a Friday or Saturday evening and talk to Ralph. He will then add you on the mailing list that goes out every Friday with a sign up link.

Saturdays – Live Music via Professional Performances by groups or individual singers and musicians. Eclectic genres range from rock, folk, pop, blues, jazz, bluegrass – and more!

Ralph and Jane Denick facing the stage

Scheduled Performances:

Cherie and Milo Mannino

CAP CITY SWING

Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022
7-9:30 p.m.

Excellent jazz from New Orleans natives, trumpet/flugelhorn player MILO MANNINO and vocalist CHERIE MANNINO with PAUL STRAWSER on piano. This versatile group plays everything from classic jazz standards and swingin’ dance tunes to blues, pop and traditional New Orleans favorites.

TEN CENTS OFF

Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022
7-9:30 p.m.

Bluegrass, Country and more! If you are looking for a football victory party or an alternative to the same, come join us for some excellent music. Featuring LAURA LYONS (guitar and lead vocals), MIKE LYONS (guitar and vocals), DAVID TOLSON on bass and Cory on banjo.

Lil' Red and the Rooster

LIL’ RED and
THE ROOSTER

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022
7-9:30 p.m.

Award-winning “Retro Modern” Blues from France (and Westerville!) with a great new CD – “Keep On!”

Upbeat classic and original blues and jazz – from the heart! JENNIFER MILLIGAN is a wonderful vocalist and songwriter and is originally from Westerville; PASCAL FOUQUET is one of France’s top blues guitarists. A favorite at Buddy Guy’s Legends club in Chicago and past winner of both the Columbus and Cincinnati Blues Challenges! Upbeat and great fun.

Cherie and Milo Mannino

CAP CITY SWING

Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022
12 – 2 p.m.

@ Italian Village location

Excellent jazz from New Orleans natives, trumpet/flugelhorn player MILO MANNINO and vocalist CHERIE MANNINO with ZSOLT DVORNIK on guitar.

ENJOY OVER BRUNCH!!

BLUES VESPERS

Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022
4 – 6 p.m.

Join us for a time of blues music and storytelling with a focus on a season of love and a kaleidoscope of hope.

Music by CHARLES SEALY (accomplished bluesman on electric guitar, dobro and harmonica with wonderful deep vocals), Storytelling by DON ERVIN (popular singer and storyteller, CATCO actor and Music Director of Columbus Center for Spiritual Living), Hosted by FATHER JOSEPH KOVITCH, St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church.

Starlit Ways

STARLIT WAYS

Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022
7-9:30 p.m.

A dynamic and stylish duo with a diverse program of jazz, originals, and modern tunes. ROSE – a truly gifted song stylist (with much in fluent French) and CHRISTOPHER – a wonderful guitarist with excellent vocal harmonies – form one of central Ohio’s top music duos. From standards and jazz to pop, Broadway and beyond.

MEEK Quartet

MEEK QUARTET

Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022
7-9:30 p.m.

Christmas Show

A fun singalong show of holiday favorites with this popular 4-part harmony quartet. Usually fun props and trivia and prizes!

Cherie and Milo Mannino

CAP CITY SWING

Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

@ Italian Village location

Excellent jazz from New Orleans natives, trumpet/flugelhorn player MILO MANNINO and vocalist CHERIE MANNINO with PAUL STRAWSER on piano.

ENJOY OVER BRUNCH!!

Java Central white logo

Christmas Eve

Saturday, Dec. 24, 2022

No Music as we spend the holiday with family

Brickwalk Nights

NEW YEARS EVE
ALL STAR SHOW

Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022
7-11 p.m. ??

Many of your favorite JC bands in one night!

Hosted by Brady Fulton and
THE BRICKWALK NIGHTS, with:

– STRING THEORY
– CAROLINE AND DAD
– STARLIT WAYS
– LIL’ RED and THE ROOSTER
– and more!

Livestream

Can’t make it out? No worries! You can livestream any performance from our Facebook page!

Are you a musician interested in performing at Java Central?