ROC the Park Music Festival


The Roc the Park Urban Music Festival is a series of 3 concerts at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park (353 Court Street, next to The Strong Museum of Play). Roc the Park is produced by Carlton Wilcox Live. 

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2017 Schedule and Artists: 

Date Theme Talent
Sat. July 8 Latino Night Orquesta Antonetti 
Featuring: Trio Los Arpegio, Mambo Kings, La Muralla, Next Level
Sponsored by the City of Rochester's Hispanic Heritage Committee
Fri. Aug. 11 Roc Rhythm & Groove  Doobie Powell
Featuring: Shawn Powell, Blake Montrell, London & TRA
Sat. Sept. 2     Motown & Soul      Chaz Bruce
Featuring: Thomas Rhyant, Innervisions, Will Holton

Gates open at 5 p.m., shows begin at 6 p.m. All concerts end at 10 p.m. (Ticket sales cease at 9:30 p.m.) 

General admission: $6, VIP: $20
Kids under 12 free

In advance:   

  • Tickets can be purchased at the Blue Cross Arena Box Office(no surcharge!) or online at Ticketmaster (with a surcharge). Cash or credit card.  

On Site:

  • Tickets can be purchased at the events at the entrance gate at the corner of Court and Chestnut Streets (CASH ONLY!)
  • Ticket sales cease at 9:30 p.m. each night

Ground Rules   

  • One sealed bottle of water (no other food/beverage)
  • No smoking.
  • For everyone's safety:
    • No pets
    • No skateboards
    • No bicycles inside the event
    • No in-line skates
    • No drones


Call the Office of Special Events at (585) 428-6690 or the Carlton Wilcox, promoter, @ 585-503-6270.

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