Rochester concerts


Note: This post was updated July 2, 2012 to include the artists for Bands on the Bricks.

There have been a slew of announcements recently about the artists and acts performing in the free (and almost free) concerts in WNY and Rochester.  There are so many that I’m going to split them into two separate posts. Today I’m covering the concerts in Rochester.

For a printable version of these concerts see this post.

Bands on the Bricks (Fridays 5-10pm) Free

Location: Public Market

Artist Date
“Monsters of Rock” featuring Heroes for Ghosts (Pink Floyd tribute) – Wild Horses (Rolling Stones tribute) and Who Are You? (The Who tribute) July 6
Latino Night with Orquesta Antonetti, Grupo Next LevelD.J. Bonitillo July 13
Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen, Dirty Bourbon Blues Band, and Deep Blue Dream July 20
WBEE  presents Changes in Latitudes (THE Premier Jimmy Buffett Tribute) and more WBEE favorites TBA July 27
Donna the Buffalo, The Brian Lindsay Band, Driftwood  August 3

Party in the Park (Thursdays 5-10pm) $2

Location: Court St & Exchange Blvd across from Blue Cross Arena

Artist Date
Molly Hatchet June 7
Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers June 14
Balkan Beat Box / Lauren Mann & the Fairly Odd Folk / Rusted Root June 21
Get the Led Out- The American Led Zeppelin June 28
Tower of Power July 5
Young The Giant July 12
The Dunwells / The Grass Roots July 19
Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express July 26
7 Walkers featuring Bill Kreutzmann & Papa Mali August 2
Tom Hambridge /George Thorogood & The Destroyers August 9

Hochstein at High Falls (Thursdays 12:15pm) Free

Location: Granite Mills Park

Artist Date
Thunderbody June 7
Walri June 14
Mambo Kings June 21
The Dady Brothers June 28
Fred Vine and Brian Williams July 12
String Theory – Bluegrass July 19
Kristen Shiner McGuire July 26
Gabe Condon, jazz guitar August 2
Mikaela Davis – Harp and Voice August 9
Po’Boys Brass Band August 16

Concerts by the Shore (Wednesdays 7-9pm*) Free

Location: Ontario Beach Park

Artist Date
The Gateswingers (Big Band Music) / The Hotflash Dancers June 6
The Orient Express (Top 40) June 13
The Invictas (Original Rock & Roll) June 20
7:30PM Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (Classical Pop) June 27
1:00PM Pittsford Fireman’s Band (Patriotic Music)
3:30PM Excelsior Brigade Fife & Drum Corps
7-9PM The Coupe de Villes (Pop & Dance Music)
July 4*Starts at 1pm
Brass Taxi (Pop & Dance Music) July 11
Dady Brothers (Irish Folk Music)
Charles Young School of Irish Dance
July 18
Atlas (Party Band) July 25
Greece Choral Society (Vocal) / Greece Jazz Band (Jazz) August 1
Allegro (Jazz, 60’s to 90’s & Latin) August 8
Krazy Firemen (German & Big Band) August 15
Julie Dunlap (Country) August 22
Ruby Shooz (50’s & 60’s Rock & Roll) August 29

Park Point Concerts (Fridays 6-11pm) Free

Location: Park Point at RIT

Artist Date
Sean Patrick McGraw / Paul Cummings / Goodness June 15
The Sound Remains the Same / Springer / Catch 22 July 27
50/50 / Brass Taxi / Polluted Moon August 17
The Skycoasters / Teagan & the Tweeds / TBA September 14

Rochester International Jazz Festival (June 22-30) Free

Note: There are many other concerts & venues at the Jazz Festival but I have included all the free concerts here.

Location: Gibbs St. at East Ave.

Artist Date
Fairport HS Jazz Band June 22 4:30 pm
Hilton HS Jazz Band June 22 5:15 pm
ECMS Jazz Combo led by Bob Sneider June 22 6:00 pm
John LaBarbera Big Band June 22 7:15 pm, 9:15 pm
Gates HS Jazz Band June 23 4:30 pm
Buffalo Acad./Visual and Perf. Arts HS Jazz Band June 23 5:15 pm
ECMS Jazz Combo led by Mike Kaupa June 23 6:00 pm
L’Orkestre Des Pas Perdus June 23 7:15 pm, 9:15 pm
Brockport HS Jazz Band June 24 4:30 pm
Spencerport HS Jazz Band June 24 5:15 pm
ESM Honors Performance Units 1, 2 & 3 June 24 6:00 pm
Jazz FM Big Band directed by Jules Estrin June 24 7:15 pm, 9:15 pm
Webster-Thomas HS Jazz Band June 25 4:30 pm
ECMS Latin Jazz Ensemble June 25 5:15 pm
ESM Honors Performance Units 1, 2 & 3 June 25 6:00 pm
Calle Uno June 25 7:15 pm, 9:15pm
Greece- Athena HS Jazz Band June 26 4:30 pm
Pittsford-Sutherland HS Jazz Band June 26 5:15 pm
Eastman Youth Jazz Orchestra Directed by Howard Potter June 26 6:00 pm
New Horizons Big Band Directed by Priscilla Brown June 26 7:15 pm
Music Educators Big Band Directed by Bill Tiberio June 26 9:15 pm
Webster Schroeder HS Jazz Band June 27 4:30 pm
School of The Arts HS Jazz Band June 27 5:15 pm
ESM-XRIJF Jazz Scholarships Alumni Combo June 27 6:00 pm
Fred Costello June 27 7:15 pm, 9:15 pm
The Gutbusters June 28 4:00 pm
Eastridge HS Jazz Band June 28 5:15 pm
Bat McGrath June 28 6:00 pm
Soul Stew June 28 7:15 pm, 9:15 pm
Greece- Olympia HS Jazz Band June 29 4:30 pm
Newark HS Jazz Band June 29 5:15 pm
ECMS Saxology June 29 6:00 pm
Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hellraisers June 29 7:15 pm, 9:15 pm
West Irondequoit HS Jazz Band June 30 4:30 pm
Jazz Bones Directed by Evan Dobbins June 30 5:15 pm
ESM Honors Performance Units 1, 2 & 3 June 30 6:00 pm
Big James & The Chicago Playboys June 30 7:15 pm, 9:15 pm
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6 thoughts on “Rochester concerts

  1. There’s also the free concerts at the Jazz festival June 22 – June 30 downtown!

    (FYI: Calle Uno, the salsa group that Bernie plays trumpet with will be performing on Monday June 25 at 7:15 and 9:15 on the City of Rochester stage on Gibb Street. All performances on this stage are free!

    The schedule for the entire week for that stage: http://www.rochesterjazz.com/venues/?venue_id=22)

    • Thanks Stacie. I’ll see if I can add these to the page so everyone can see them. I’d like to come see Bernie play salsa!

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