ROC Women's Music Fest



 Celebrate 100 Years of Women's Suffrage

  The City of Rochester is excited to celebrate the centennial anniversary of women gaining the right to vote in New York State with the inaugural ROC Women's Music Fest!  The fest will feature female talent, female-run food trucks,  and local women's groups! 

Bring your lawn chairs! 


Friday, July 21, 5-11 pm


Parcel 5, downtown, E. Main and Cortland Streets


Only $5! Get tickets at the door, at the Blue Cross Arena Box Office, or online at  


Local Opening Acts: Mikaela Davis and Teagan and the Tweeds 

National Artists: Meshell Ndegeocello, MC Lyte, Joan Osborne 

Tentative Schedule: 

5:15-5:55:   Teagan & the Tweeds
6:15-6:25:   MC Lyte starts to MC the event
6:25-7:10:   Mikaela Davis
7:40-8:45:   Meshell Ndegeocello
9:10-9:30:   MC Lyte set
9:30-10:40: Joan Osborne  

Food and Beverage 

 Enjoy locally women-owned/operated food trucks like Le Petit Poutine, Whol-E Roasters,  Sweet Sammie Jane's, Neno's Gourmet Mexican Street Food, Doc Popcorn, Pete's Street Meat.


Park in area garages: Midtown, South Avenue, Court Street, Washington Square Park, East End Garage. Regular garage fees may apply. 


Parcel 5 is gravel (it's not even paved!), so bring a lawn chair or blanket to make yourself more comfortable during the show! 


 Thanks to Dixon Schwabl, WHAM-13, and iHeart radio for partnering with us on this historic event!   
So far, we have these awesome local groups joining us:
  • ROC Girl Gang
  • Rochester NOW 
  • Women's Foundation of Genesee Valley
  • M/Body Rochester
  • League of Women Voters (Rochester Chapter)
  • Girl Scouts of Western New York
  • Elizabeth Wende Breast Care
  • YELP Rochester
  • ROCitizen
  • SunCommon
  • Girls on the Run
  • Women's Council 
  • Mother's Out Front
  • Human Rights Campaign of WNY
  • Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley
  • Lesbians of Rochester and Allies
  • Susan B. Anthony House
The 2017 RWMF is full, but if you have a group who would like to participate in 2018, email Kara Osipovitch.


Send an email or call Special Events at 585-428-6690.



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