PBJ & Jazz concerts are casual interactive concerts designed to introduce jazz and American music to young children and their families. Featuring some of Columbus’ finest musicians and ensembles, PBJ & Jazz concerts are the perfect way for families to enjoy top-quality jazz music while children learn and play.

PBJ & Jazz concerts are presented at Club Lincoln in the Lincoln Theatre Ballroom (769 E. Long St, Columbus, OH 43203) from November through March, then outdoors at the Topiary Park (480 E Town St, Columbus, OH 43215) in June through September.

Fall/Spring PBJ & Jazz concerts at the Lincoln Theatre Ballroom are presented by Grange Insurance.

Summer PBJ & Jazz concerts at the Topiary Park are presented by the Jazz Arts Group in partnership with Friends of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, Friends of the Topiary Park, and Encova.

Current COVID-19 Protocols


The PBJ & Jazz series is designed to serve all-ages. The recommendations from the CDC and Ohio Department of Health vary by age, so please read the following protocols carefully.

Along with all other Jazz Arts Group performances, audience members over the age of 16 are required to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the event. Audience members under the age of 16 are not required to be vaccinated, but are strongly recommended to do so if possible.

All audience members over the age of 5 are required to wear a mask covering both their nose and mouth at all times while inside the Lincoln Theatre Complex. The typical peanut butter and jelly snack will not be provided for consumption during the performance at this time, and we ask that audience members refrain from bringing their own food/drink into the building. 

We will be adhering strictly to capacity restrictions in the Lincoln Theatre in order to encourage social distancing. Admission will be granted on a first-come first-serve basis. Audience members who have purchased their tickets in advance will have until showtime to arrive and claim their seats. After the show has begun, a ticket holder who has not arrived risks losing their spot to another individual who has already arrived and a refund will not be available.

Please check this page again closer to the date of the show you are attending as new data is being collected every day causing policies and recommendations to change quickly. We will update this page with any new policies or procedures as soon as they are put in place.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we navigate bringing our PBJ & Jazz families live and interactive concerts in the safest way possible. To our families who are not comfortable attending this year due to these policies, we appreciate your support and sincerely hope to see you again soon.