News Release - Final Windstream Party in the Park This Thursday with Music by Donna the Buffalo

City of Rochester

News Release

(Tuesday, August 8, 2017) – Mayor Lovely A. Warren invites the community to the final Windstream Party in the Park concert on Thursday, August 10 at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park, featuring headliner Donna the Buffalo (Americana roots rock) and opening act Zach Deputy, who describes his style as “looping island-infused drum n' bass gospel ninja soul,” on the CGI Communications Main Stage. In addition, String Theory (a blend of bluegrass, folk and rock and roll music) will perform on the Genesee Brewery Bowl Stage.

MLK Park is located at 353 Court St. at the corner of Chestnut and Court Streets. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the music starts at 5:30 p.m. Patrons may enter at the west gate at the corner of Court and Chestnut Streets or the east gate at the corner of Court Street and the traffic circle.

Individual, general admission tickets are $5 (children 12 and under are free). Tickets and passes may be purchased at the gate, through Ticketmaster ( or 800-745-3000 with associated service charges) or at the Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial box office, 100 Exchange Blvd. Food by local food trucks and vendors, local beer from Genesee Brewing Company, wine from Constellation Brands and craft beer from Magic Hat Brewing Company will be available for purchase.

Patrons may visit the MVP Health Care Family Fun Zone, where children and adults can have fun playing games, hula-hooping, blowing bubbles and more. Patrons may also enjoy watching the teams of the Bocce League of Rochester as they play games on-site at 6 p.m.

“Two Guys and a Girl Radio Show,” a program of Recovery Now NY, will have “Area 12” set up at Party in the Park to educate the public about the disease of addiction.

Parking is available at nearby parking garages including the Washington Square Garage, 111 Woodbury Blvd., the Court Street Garage, 194 Court St. and at the East End Garage, 475 E. Main St. Free bicycle parking is available just outside the gates on North Chestnut Street.

Patrons may bring one sealed bottle of water into the Party in the Park concerts. Lawn chairs, bikes, skateboards, in-line skates and pets are not allowed inside the venue.

Windstream Party in the Park is produced by Gerard Fisher of Up All Night Presents and sponsored by the City of Rochester, Windstream, CGI Communications, Inc., MVP Health Care, Brandmint, iHeart Media (100.5 The Drive, Kiss 106.7, Oldies 107.3, 95.1 The Brew, Sunny 102.3, WHAM 1180, Sports 1280), NEWS10NBC, Rochester CITY Newspaper, Genesee Brewing Co., Labatt Blue Light, Constellation Brands, Magic Hat Brewing Company, the Bocce League of Rochester and the Rochester Rhinos.

Visit or call 311 (428-5990 outside city limits) for more information.


Media contact: Press Officer Jessica Alaimo, 428-7135 



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