Windstream Party in the Park Concert Series



Windstream Party in the Park Celebrates our 20th year with a fireworks kickoff!

It's our 20th Season! Join us for Fireworks at the park after the show on June 16!

Welcome to the Bocce League of Rochester! Sign Your team up for Party in the Park League Play here. Hurry! Space is Limited!

The Talent

Date   Main Stage Talent  

The Genesee Brewery Bowl Stage 

June 16


 John Brown's Body  
8:15 - 10 pm

6:15-7:45 pm



June 23


8:30-10 pm

 Zac Brown Tribute Band
7-8 pm 

 The Steppin Stones 
6-6:30 pm

Brian Lindsay Band

June 30


 Keller Williams & More Than A Little 
8-10 pm

 The Blind Owl Band 
6:15-7:30 pm



July 7

 Hotel California: The Original Eagles Tribute 
8:15-10 p.m.

 Big Eyed Phish
6:30-7:45 p.m. 


Into The Now

July 14

 Gin Blossoms 
8:30-10 p.m.

 Something Else 
6:30-8 p.m.

Violet Mary

July 21

 Lou Gramm: The Voice of Foreigner
8:40-10 p.m. 

 10,000 Maniacs 
6:45 - 8:10 p.m.


The Transport

July 28     

 Robert Randolf & The Family Band 
8:30-10 p.m.

 Ryan Montbleau
6:30-8 p.m.

Cinnamon Jones

Aug. 4    

 The Chris Robinson Brotherhood 
8:30 - 10 p.m.

 Samantha Fish 
6:45 - 8 p.m.

Extended Family

Aug. 11     

 The Wailers 
8:15-10 p.m.

 Pigeons Playing Ping Pong 
6:30-7:45 p.m.




The Venue

The 2016 season of Windstream Party in the Park will continue at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park  at 353 Court Street (corner of Court and Chestnut Streets). The park allows concert-goers to bring a blanket and relax on the grass while listening to some of the summer's best music and enjoying Rochester's best food trucks and local beer offerings! Families also get to enjoy access to the park's playground during the shows.


$5 Individual, General Admission tickets (children 12 and under are free) will go on sale Monday, May 9 at 2:30PM. When on sale, they will be available for purchase at:

  • The gate on the day of the show (entry is allowed until 9:30 p.m.); 
  • The Blue Cross Arena box office, 1 War Memorial Square; 
  • Ticketmaster>> (with associated service charges); or
  • 800-745-3000 (with associated service charges).      

Party Pack (for the general public) are available for $35 for tickets to all 9 shows and access to express entry line. Available at the Blue Cross Arena box office.


This year, the City is thrilled to welcome back Windstream as our title sponsor for the fourth year in a row. Windstream's Rochester headquarters is at the Midtown site, just a few blocks from the park.  

Windstream's commitment to the event has encouraged other neighborhood partners to support the event in 2016: 



  • Blankets are allowed. 
  • NO lawn chairs.

Food and Drink

Local food from The Bento Box, Pete's Dog Shop, Cheesed and Confused, Sonny's Landing, Chef's Catering, J&S Fried Dough, and Wraps on Wheels will be available on a rotating basis throughout the weeks. Beer from Gennesee and Labatts and wine from Woodbrige will be available. Patrons may bring in one sealed bottle of water.

Parking & Gates

Check out a map that shows nearby parking and the entry gates to the event. 

There are two gates/entry points to Party: the west gate is at the corner of Court and Chestnut Streets, and the east gate is at the corner of Court Street and the traffic circle.

Area Garages        

  • Washington Square Garage, 111 Woodbury Boulevard
  • Court Street Garage, corner of South Avenue and Court Street
  • East End Garage, 475 E. Main Street
  • HSBC Garage, 100 Chestnut Street (enter on Broad Street side)  

 The Strong parking lot 

  • Windstream Party in the Park ticketholders who wish to park in The Strong museum parking lot may do so for a $7 fee beginning at 4:30 p.m. on event Thursdays. Cars should enter the lot via Woodbury Boulevard or Pitkin Street and must pay upon arrival. Tailgating is not permitted. Lot closes at 10:30 p.m.; overnight parking is not permitted. For more information and directions to the lot, visit

Ground Rules

Lawn chairs, skateboards, in-line skates and pets will not be allowed in.

Bicycles are not allowed inside the venue. There is FREE bicycle parking just outside the gates on N. Chestnut Street.

Tailgating is prohibited.

Smoking is prohibited in all city parks.

No entry will be allowed after 9:30 p.m.


Please call the Office of Special Events at (585) 428-6690.  


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