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Creative Strings Workshop LIVE!!

The Creative Strings Workshop features many live shows in and around the Columbus area between June 29 and July 4, 2009. These shows are all open to the public.


Renowned jazz violinist and educator Christian Howes announced today the full slate of string concerts taking place in Columbus during the week of his 2009 Creative Strings Festival, June 29-July 4. Ten national guest artists, including violinists, cellists, bassists and pianists, will rehearse with 30 string players from around the globe as part of the Creative Strings Workshop which takes place June 29 – July 4, 2009 at the Otterbein College campus. Ten ensembles headed by these guest artists are scheduled to perform at venues all over Columbus during the week.


The concert schedule begins the evening before the workshop, continues with free weekday lunchtime performances, and finishes the evening of July 4th. Here is a complete listing of the concerts:


Performances At Dick’s Den, featuring national guest artists every night. Dick’s Den is at: 2417 North High Street.


All concerts at Dick's Den take place from 9:30 p.m.-2:00 a.m. June 29 - July 4 with a $4 cover charge.


Dick's Den Concerts:

(Click artist name/picture for more information)


Monday, June 29: Rob Thomas


Rob Thomas


Tuesday, June 30: Double Bill: Stephanie Nilles and FiddleFoxx plus Bluegrass jam


Stephanie Nilles_____FiddleFoxx



Wednesday, July 1: Alex Hargreaves and Bert Ligon


Alex Hargreaves_____Bert Ligon


Thursday, July 2: Double Bill with Jeremy Kittel and Marcelo Vieira


Jeremy Kittel_____Marcelo Vieira


Friday, July 3:Friday: Double Bill with Daniel Kelly and Billy Contreras


Daniel Kelly


Saturday, July 4:Christian Howes and Friends


Christian Howes




Plus These Special Peformances


Daily lunchtime shows at the North Market

59 Spruce St., Columbus, OH
12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m. June 30th and July 1st, 2nd, and 3rd (Free)



June 28, 2009


Camille and Christian Howes and Friends at Comfest

Solar Stage, Goodale Park 7 p.m. (Free)



June 30, 2009


Jazz Jam w/ Erik Augis and Pete Mills at Park Street Tavern

501 Park St., Columbus, OH ($3) 8:30-11 p.m.


Jazz Jam at Rumba Café

2507 Summit St., Columbus, OH, 8pm



July 1, 2009


Creative Strings Showcase at Espresso Yourself Music Cafe

50 W. Olentangy St. Powell, OH, 6:30-8pm ($4)



July 2, 2009


Creative Strings Showcase at Espresso Yourself Music Cafe

50 W. Olentangy St. Powell, OH, 7-9pm ($4)



July 3, 2009

Christian Howes and Friends with special guest Alex Hargreaves at Rumba Café
2507 Summit St., Columbus, OH, 10pm-2am. ($5)

CSW Youth Jazz String Orchestra at Battelle Hall

Otterbein, 4pm (Free)


Creative Strings Showcase at Crimson Cup Coffee House

7-9pm (Free)  



July 4, 2009


Marcelo Vieira at Havana

630 N High St., Columbus, OH (Free)

Daniel Kelly at Gallery Hop

On High Street in the Short North, 8-10pm (Free)

Christian Howes with the Bobby Floyd Trio at The Lobby

2390 S Hamilton Rd., Columbus, OH, 6-9pm (Free)

Bluegrass Jam at Bluegrass Musician Supply, 1370 S High St., Columbus, OH, 11am- 3pm (Free)



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