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Jazz At The Amp
The Official Website for the Jazz At The Amp Concert Series

Coming In 2020

A New Location

More Food Vendors
and Food Choices

The 2020 series will also expand the number of Food and Refreshment vendors and provide more of an international selection of foods you'd expect and enjoy, foods that compliment the enjoyment of Jazz, including the possibility of adding a selection of beers and wines at future concerts.  For 2020, you'll be able to enjoy our concerts while dining on some of your favorite comfort foods and beverages.


Jazz At The Amp will no longer be held at the Westerville Alum Creek Park North Amphitheater.

The Jazz At The Amp concert series was created by SEMM Foundation, owners of Central Ohio's 24 hour Jazz Radio Station, Jazz 98.5 FM, WSAX and owners of the trademarked Jazz At The Amp name.  In 2016, 2017 and 2018, SEMM Foundation and its Jazz radio station organized and presented this spectacular summer Jazz series at the Alum Creek Park North Amphitheater.

A Message from Jazz 98.5 FM, WSAX Management

We wish to thank all of our listeners and supporters that have both supported our station and attended our Jazz At The Amp concerts the past three years. 

Many of our friends, listeners and supporters have encouraged us to speak out about a subject of which for many months we’ve chosen to take the high road and say nothing at all.

This summer in 2019, our organization will no longer present Jazz At The Amp in Westerville.

Since 2016, our non-profit organization, SEMM Foundation, and jazz radio station of dedicated and passionate volunteers, proposed, created, developed, implemented and managed the Jazz At The Amp summer concert series.

It’s often been said that imitation is the best form of flattery.  Based upon the success and national acclaim received by our Jazz At The Amp series Westerville has chosen to exclude us, eliminate our involvement and present a separate jazz series.

We have been contacted by so many people that are either confused; are not aware of our non-involvement or misled to believe we continue to be involved; or have heard of our exclusion and want to take action to show their discontent.

Don't be confused.  If you’re planning to attend this summer’s concert series in support of our station, we will not be participating and therefore, we will not be there.  By attending the new jazz series, you are not supporting us or those truly interested in keeping jazz alive.  While we’re not suggesting you not attend their new jazz series, before attending, perhaps you should ask yourself how much longer should you allow others to take something away from you that you’ve worked so very hard to build, and why should you allow others to benefit from the sweat and fruit of your labor?

Central Ohio’s real Jazz At The Amp concert series will return again in 2020 at a new location.

Thank you

Make No Mistake

At The 2020 Amp, Jazz Will Continue To Be The Star Attraction

Plenty of Parking

Expanded Jazz Style Performances

You can be certain the Jazz At The Amp tradition and brand will continue
to offer jazz fans and live music lovers alike, some of the best talent in the country. Jazz At The Amp will feature many of today's top jazz greats including
a tremendous lineup of our Homegrown jazz artists and groups.


Bring Your Lawn Chairs
Food & Drink Available

Enjoy great music at
Jazz At The Amp

Show up early to get your
place on the lawn

        Beer And Wine Is Being Considered For The 2020 Season

Response To Your Questions and Concerns
Thanks For Your Support

After three spectacular and successful years of presenting our Jazz At The Amp concert series, Westerville Parks and Recreation denied us the continued use of the Amphitheater so they could capitalize and take advantage of the success and popularity of our Jazz At The Amp concert series and present a separate jazz series.  We’re asking our jazz fans and all others to join us in stopping this kind of behavior by Westerville or any other caretakers of public facilities that exclude certain arts groups from sharing in the piece of the pie.

Write to the Westerville Mayor, City Manager and Westerville Parks Foundation to express your opinion or concerns.

Craig Treneff, Westerville Mayor
Phone: (614) 901-6400

David Collinsworth, City Manager
Phone: (614) 901-6410

Jim McCann
Westerville Parks Foundation
Phone: (614) 901-6517

Hotel Accommodations

Fairfield Inn & Suites

Now you can take us
wherever you go

Tune to Jazz 98.5 FM, WSAX for 2019 details,
updates and great jazz 24 hours each day.  Visit
the Jazz 98.5 FM website to listen to our music
stream featuring great Smooth Jazz, Classic Jazz, Straight-Ahead Jazz, Jazz Fusion, Homegrown
Music, Classic Big Band, Gospel Jazz, Jazz Blues,
Jazz Flavored Classic R&B and more.

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