City of Rochester News Release - Mayor Warren Announces Rochester MusicFest Dates and Acts(2)

 City of Rochester

 News Release

(Monday, April 17, 2017) – Mayor Lovely A. Warren today announced the 2017 Rochester MusicFest (formally known as SummerFest) concerts at Genesee Valley Park. The two-day event kicks-off on Friday, July 14 with Bobby Rush, Nellie “Tiger” Travis, Pokey Bear, Joe Beard, Lakeside and local favorites. On Saturday, July 15 the show continues with headliners Bobby Brown, After 7, Arrested Development and Big Daddy Kane.

“We are taking this popular summer event back to its roots by returning to the original MusicFest name and hosting it in beautiful Genesee Valley Park,” said Mayor Warren. “Along with the Jazz Fest and Party in the Park, the Rochester MusicFest is cementing Rochester’s position as the region’s premier summer destination for music fans. Events like this add vibrancy to our city, which bolsters our ability to create jobs, safer more vibrant neighborhoods and better educational opportunities.”

Gates will open at 5 p.m. on Friday. General admission ticket prices are $28 in advance and $33 at the door. VIP tickets, which provide for prime seating are $45. Local food truck vendors will offer an array of food, wine and beer for sale.

Gates open at noon on Saturday. General admission ticket prices are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. VIP tickets are $70. Children ages 2 to 10 are free with a paid adult admission. The “KID ZONE” will be available on Saturday for children under 10 featuring waterslides, bounce houses and more.
Advance sale tickets can be purchased at: Sobrinos, People’s Choice, The Blue Cross Arena Box Office or online at

The Rochester MusicFest is co-sponsored by the City of Rochester, WDKX, Senator Joe Robach, Phu Concepts, Metro PCS, Visions Federal Credit Union, YourCare Health Plan, Spectrum, In Control, Rochester Community Foundation, MVP and Del Lago Resort and Casino. For more information, visit:


News Media: For more information, contact Deputy Communications Director Donald Starver at 428-7135.