COLUMBUS - Columbus City Park will soon be filled with the music of an internationally celebrated blues musician. On May 5, the First Christian Church of Columbus will host a Community Block Party at the park, with special musical guest Little Joe McLerran.

McLerran is an American blues singer and guitarist living in Sapulpa, Oklahoma. In 2009, representing the Blues Society of Tulsa, Little Joe won the International Blues Challenge Solo/Duo competition, hosted by the Blues Foundation and held each year in Memphis. In 2010, Little Joe teamed up with Jazz at Lincoln Center and joined the Rhythm Road, taking a quartet on a tour of the Middle East, visiting Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Oman, just weeks before the onset of the Arab Spring later that same year.

The event kicks off at 3 p.m. Food and beverages will be available for donation.