City of Rochester
(Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012) — Rochester welcomes 7 Walkers with Bill Kreutzmann & Papa Mali to week nine of Party in the Park tomorrow, Thursday, Aug. 2.
The 10-week concert series takes place every Thursday from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Riverside Festival Site on the corner of Court and Exchange streets and brings more than 20 nationally and internationally recognized musical acts to Downtown Rochester.
7 Walkers with Bill Kreutzmann & Papa Mali is a hybrid of classic Bay Area rock and New Orleans funk. The band was formed by Bill Kreutzmann, former Grateful Dead drummer, and guitarist/vocalist Papa Mali. A majority of the songs were co-penned by Papa Mali and longtime Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter.
Local jam band Extended Family will kick off the party. The six-piece ensemble Teagan and the Tweeds, which boast a blues-country-folk vibe, will open for 7 Walkers.
Admission to Party in the Park is $2 and children under 12 are free. Parking is available on-street and at nearby parking garages, including the Court Street Garage at the corner of South Avenue and Court Street and at the Sister Cities Garage, 28 S. Fitzhugh St.
Party in the Park is sponsored by the City of Rochester with corporate support from City Newspaper, Heineken, Dos Equis, Newcastle, Bota Box Wine, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Rochester Plaza Hotel, Mancuso Limousine, 95.1 The BREW, 100.5 The Drive, AT&T, Continental School of Beauty and Ricoh.
The final 2012 act of Party in the Park includes:
• Aug. 9: George Thorogood & the Destroyers with special guest Tom Hambridge
For more information, visit www.cityofrochester.gov, www.RochesterEvents.com or call the City Special Events office at 428-6690.
News Media: For more information, contact City Special Events Operations Manager Margaret Reichert at 428-6694.