Windstream Party in the Park Concert Series



City Seeks Promoter for Party in the Park Series

The City is issuing a request for proposals for the production and management of its long-running, successful summer concert series, Party in the Park. Heading into its 22nd year, the series continues to be a mainstay in the Rochester summer event scene. The successful promoter will negotiate a three year contract with the City with the option of an additional two year renewal period. Click the link below for details.

The Venue

The 2017 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.

There are two gates to enter/purchase tickets: one on the northwest corner of the park at Court/Chestnut streets, and one at the northeast corner at Court St. and the traffic circle. 


$5 Individual, General Admission tickets (children 12 and under are free) are on sale at:

  • The gate on the day of the show. Gates open at 5 p.m. and 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.


Thursdays, June 15- Aug. 10

The Talent

Date   CGI Main Stage  

The Genesee Brewery Bowl Stage 

July 13

 Blues Traveler 
8:30-10 pm

 Kat Wright 
7-8 pm

Dirty Bourbon Blues Band 

July 20


Los Lonely Boys 
8:30 - 10 p.m.

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong 
6:45 - 8 p.m.


The Dan Eaton Band 

July 27     



 The Machine performs Pink Floyd 

Set 1:  7-8:15 p.m.

Set 2:  8:45 - 10 p.m.


Into the Now 

Aug. 3  

 Danielle Ponder and the Tomorrow People 
7-8 p.m.

8:30-10 p.m.


Ocular Panther 

Aug. 10   

 Donna the Buffalo 
7:45-10 p.m.

 Zach Deputy 
6-7:15 p.m.

String Theory 




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

New to our line of partners is CGI Communications, a company headquartered on Main Street downtown Rochester with locations all across the US.  CGI will be sponsoring the Main Stage this year!

Windstream's commitment to the event has encouraged other neighborhood partners to support the event in 2017:

  • MVP Healthcare is enhancing the experience by creating the Family Fun Zone where families have fun together!
  • Brandmint, a social media marketing company, recently moved to Downtown Rochester and is joining the PITP team to help us enhance our social media marketing! Look out for a PITP snap chat filter this summer!
  • NEWS10NBC is Party in the Park's television sponsor
  • Bocce League of Rochester is hosting a league at Party in the Park! Click the link for details.
  • iHeart Radio is Party in the Park's official radio sponsor
  • North American Breweries 
  • The Rochester Rhinos will be on site with players, ticket giveaways, and games.  


  • NO lawn chairs. 
  • Blankets are allowed. 

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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