Jazz & Rib Fest sticking with roomy North Bank Park despite Wi-Fi lure | The Columbus Dispatch

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Members of L.Y.D. conduct a sound check to prepare for their performance at the Jazz & Rib Fest at North Bank Park.

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Spooey

Westlake, OH

#1 Jul 24, 2011
To satisfy the Wi-Fi group they could have setup a Starbuck tent and then the pencil-necked-geeks would have a place to sit with their laptops and try to look intelligent.
But pirates

Columbus, OH

#2 Jul 24, 2011
If free Wifi is a tipping point to whether or not you're going to go to a ribs fest, you're a douche.
Publius

Columbus, OH

#3 Jul 24, 2011
The "so-called" Scioto Mile park, is a 25 foot wide strip of flowers planted on top of a gigantic flood wall. There is not enough room for a tandem bicycle to turn around -- let alone space for a festival.

This project has been an epic waste of public funds !
sidekick

Bowling Green, OH

#4 Jul 24, 2011
it was $10 to park in an alley that should've been free. i got 2 1/2 ribs for $7 in a 30min. line. it was 3 degree's hotter than h*ll. my potato ribbons were cold, and i stepped in horse sh*t. BUT,the people and the set up with music in all area's was great. i like the way these festivals seem to put a little bit of we're ohio and a family of it's own. to have that many people in one area at once and having a good time, i wish columbus could be that joyful all year long.
NotAllThatImpres sed

Columbus, OH

#5 Jul 24, 2011
While it certainly is better than when it was too light on the jazz music several years back, there should be open applications concerning the music groups. To the best of my understanding, now the selection of local entertainment is a bit political and there is no open application to apply in talking to some good local talent that didn't make the schedule this year. Maybe the name should be changed to the Jazz/Blues Rib Fest as that would be closer to what's offered concerning the entertainment.
crupan

Columbus, OH

#6 Jul 24, 2011
I agree with 'Publius', although very nice, Scioto Mi. is just a rehab job to what was already there. I think many were expecting more than a restraunt and a new fountain. Many I've spoken with thought that there was going to be new greenspace along Civic Center Dr. The missing flags will be noticed in pictures from the westside of the river. As for the Ribfest, there are fewer problems since lazy trouble makers who ride the Broad St. or #2 High St. busses don't want to walk down to the Arena area...don't move it next year either!
mike

Russellville, OH

#7 Jul 24, 2011
several use credit-card devices with built-in wireless services, which allows them to do business without Wi-Fi.

Well, that doesn't sound very safe, credit card numbers going over a Wi-fi. I think I will pass.
Civic Center Sam

Des Plaines, IL

#8 Jul 24, 2011
crupan wrote:
The missing flags will be noticed in pictures from the westside of the river.
The flag poles which lined Civic Center Drive for years and which used to feature the flags of the States were removed with the renovation of the river front. Each flag pole featured a plaque with the name of a particular State and the date when that State entered the Union. The State flags stopped flying when Mayor Coleman took office as some of the flags of the southern States featured the Confederate Stars and Bars as part of their flag design. The good mayor believed the use of the Stars and Bars to be racist, when in reality it is simply historic. Instead, American flags would fly on each pole, or around Christmas (as a traditionalist, I refuse to use the term "holidays"), snowman flags would fly. The mayor completed his purge with the removal of the poles.

It should also be noted that the mayor no longer allows City celebration of Columbus Day, labeling Columbus as a slave trader. PC Columbus.
Whynot

Washington, DC

#9 Jul 24, 2011
Civic Center Sam wrote:
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The flag poles which lined Civic Center Drive for years and which used to feature the flags of the States were removed with the renovation of the river front. Each flag pole featured a plaque with the name of a particular State and the date when that State entered the Union. The State flags stopped flying when Mayor Coleman took office as some of the flags of the southern States featured the Confederate Stars and Bars as part
of their flag design. The good mayor believed the
use of the Stars and Bars to be racist, when in
reality it is simply historic. Instead, American
flags would fly on each pole, or around
Christmas (as a traditionalist, I refuse to use the
term "holidays"), snowman flags would fly. The
mayor completed his purge with the removal of
the poles.

It should also be noted that the mayor no longer
allows City celebration of Columbus Day, labeling
Columbus as a slave trader. PC
Columbus.
I grew up in Columbus and remember walking down Civic Center Drive with all the flags blowing in the wind when I was younger. What a neat sight to see and with the ability to learn about the states made it that much more interesting. What a shame that they were removed. Whoever made the decision to remove them, either coalman or the other cast of clueless planners made a mistake. Thanks for your brilliant ideas on urban planning.
greg

Howell, MI

#10 Jul 24, 2011
the wifi is for the vendors, so they can link up to credit card processing systems. did you morons read the article?
Mr McGee

Columbus, OH

#11 Jul 24, 2011
I p r a y that the festival moves back to the original location !!!!!!
In the Know

Washington, DC

#12 Jul 24, 2011
The festival can no longer fit the rib vendors along the narrowed Civic Center drive and still maintain necessary space for patrons and the fire lane. This is one of the main reasons the festival will not move back to the old location.

Artists should note that there is an open application on the festival website and over 325 artists applied for the 43 performance spots at the 2011 festival.
Cbus614

Columbus, OH

#13 Jul 24, 2011
Some people here need to go over to the Scioto Mile park and have drink by the fountains. Maybe that would turn their frown upside down for once so they could enjoy our city for a few minutes.
Cbus614

Columbus, OH

#14 Jul 24, 2011
Whynot wrote:
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I grew up in Columbus and remember walking down Civic Center Drive with all the flags blowing in the wind when I was younger. What a neat sight to see and with the ability to learn about the states made it that much more interesting. What a shame that they were removed. Whoever made the decision to remove them, either coalman or the other cast of clueless planners made a mistake. Thanks for your brilliant ideas on urban planning.
Please actually go visit the park....you won't miss the stupid flags, I promise.
Joe

Columbus, OH

#15 Jul 24, 2011
Whynot wrote:
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I grew up in Columbus and remember walking down Civic Center Drive with all the flags blowing in the wind when I was younger. What a neat sight to see and with the ability to learn about the states made it that much more interesting. What a shame that they were removed. Whoever made the decision to remove them, either coalman or the other cast of clueless planners made a mistake. Thanks for your brilliant ideas on urban planning.
Hilarious! Those flagpoles lining the riverfront were ugly and ridiculous regardless of what flag was blowing on them. Made it look like you were in jail looking out at the river. Getting rid of them was the best aesthetic decision I've seen Columbus make.
ATL

Sunbury, OH

#16 Jul 24, 2011
Moving the rib fest to North Bank was the best idea. Now I can eat my ribs in some shade instead of on the sidewalk in 100 degree heat like when I was a child (there was NO shade at the old location). Now if they could just get some actual jazz here then I will stop calling it the pop/smooth jazz music and ribs fest. Columbus recs and parks have no buisness booking musicians. I had a great time yesterday.
Chris

Columbus, OH

#17 Jul 24, 2011
mike wrote:
several use credit-card devices with built-in wireless services, which allows them to do business without Wi-Fi.
Well, that doesn't sound very safe, credit card numbers going over a Wi-fi. I think I will pass.
I would be very surprised if the service they are using doesn't utilize encryption.
hog2561

Bowling Green, OH

#18 Jul 24, 2011
ATL wrote:
Moving the rib fest to North Bank was the best idea. Now I can eat my ribs in some shade instead of on the sidewalk in 100 degree heat like when I was a child (there was NO shade at the old location). Now if they could just get some actual jazz here then I will stop calling it the pop/smooth jazz music and ribs fest. Columbus recs and parks have no buisness booking musicians. I had a great time yesterday.
yes they are cluess when it comes to jazz artists.
aEnzyte Bob ex-Paid Cust

Chicago, IL

#19 Jul 24, 2011
Cbus614 wrote:
Some people here need to go over to the Scioto Mile park and have drink by the fountains. Maybe that would turn their frown upside down for once so they could enjoy our city for a few minutes.
I drove by there today. I saw the crowd.

It was an urban crowd. I'm sure the people at the Miranova are tickled to have them.

I left.

I won't be going back. I'll stay in my safe suburb, thank you very much.
Dana

Bowling Green, OH

#20 Jul 24, 2011
"North Bank" sucks. Anyone who actually goes to the festival during its most crowded times knows it's impossible to walk from one end to the other due to the lines for the vendors! The festival was MUCH better at Bicentennial Park.

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