PBJ & Jazz concerts are 1-hour long interactive concerts designed to introduce jazz and American music to young children and their families. Featuring some of Ohio’s finest musicians and ensembles, PBJ & Jazz concerts are a great introduction to live music for the youngest audience member.

PBJ & Jazz concerts are presented at 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 sponsored by Grange Insurance. 

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

Exclusive media support is provided by WCBE 90.5 FM.

Current COVID-19 Protocols – Updated as of April 21, 2022


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.

In coordination with current CAPA policies, audience members are NOT required to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test before entry. In addition, there are currently no requirements regarding mask use in the theatre.

The typical peanut butter and jelly snack will be provided, but we ask that audience members refrain from bringing their own food/drink into the building or eating the provided snack during the event. 

As always, admission is 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.