Sunday, June 4: Dexter Wesley & Red Hot Lava @ JoelFest 2023

Published on 1 June 2023 at 10:40

Dexter Wesley & Red Hot Lava (Myke Rock - Myke RockRamon Bern Robinson) play the 2nd Annual JOELFEST from 4:40pm - 5:20pm at Gatsby's Bar & Grill in Gahanna, Ohio Sunday, June 4, 2023. See event details, below.

The late Joel Guild, an avid musician and supporter of youth music education, passed on in December 2021. In his honor, his wife Gayle Karafil endowed CityMusic Columbus ( and held the very 1st JoelFest about a year ago. It was such a success, Ms. Karafil has made it an annual event. On Sunday, June 4, 2023, beginning at 12 noon and stretching until 7:50pm, JoelFest II (or, the 2nd Annual JoelFest) takes place at the spot of the inaugural event: Gatsbys Bar And Grille (151 N Hamilton Rd) in Gahanna, Ohio. This special event benefits CityMusic Columbus' programs, including Youth Guitar Classes, Early Childhood Music and the Teen Songwriting Lab. In addition to a special presentation to, and performance by CityMusic Kids, the 2nd Annual JoelFest features nearly 8 hours of music performed by some of the top recording artists and musicians in central Ohio, including Donna Mogavero & 10AHEAD (Jim JohnsonBilly ZennAaron Pauley), Willie Phoenix & The Soul Underground ( Steven Day Carter, Chuck Burchfield), Dexter Wesley & Red Hot Lava (Myke Rock - Myke RockRamon Bern Robinson), Bob SaulsBilly Zenn & Jim LynchTheresa Caldwell & Village (Gayle Karafil/Gayle Karafil MusicShawn Burroughs, Duane Hall), Chaz MechenbierMark SeeThe Brian Clash Band (Clyde HannahChristina Dorr, Jack Ballard), and Reuben James Roman! There is a $15 entry fee, while kids under 12 enter free. Music, raffles, sales, excellent food and drink, and more, make it a great way to spend a Sunday!

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