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.   For more information on the series, visit 

2018 Schedule and Artists:

Date Theme Talent
Sat. July 7 Latino Music Night Chantel Collado
Sat. Aug. 4 Roc the Gospel Praise in the Park  Serena Young
Sat. Sept. 1     Motown & Soul     Calvin Parmer & The  R.B.S. All Star Band

Gates open at 3 p.m. All concerts end at 10 p.m. (Ticket sales cease at 9:30 p.m.) 

General admission: $6, VIP: $25
Kids under 12 free

In advance:  

  • Tickets can be purchased at the Rochester Broadway Theatre League 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.

For more information, visit