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Thanks to all who made the 2023 series a success! Stay tuned to this page for the 2024 lineup!

The Market's Signature Free Summer Live Music Series

One of Rochester's most popular FREE concert series, Bands on the Bricks brings the City of Rochester Public Market to the evening set with national-act and local live music on five consecutive Friday nights in July and August.  Food and drink vendors will be there to complete your night! For more information, visit

2023 Dates and Lineup: 

  • July 7: Reggae Night 
    • Mighty Mystic (headliner)
    • Ignite Reggae (opener)
  • July 14: Latino Night
    • Mambo Kings
    • Orquesta Antonetti
  • July 21 
    • Magic Beans (headliner)
    • Litz (opener)
  • July 28 
    • 22K Magic, Taylor Swift and Bruno Mars tribute (headliner)
    • Uptown Groove (opener)
  • August 4: First annual Bands on the Bricks Art Craft and Music Festival
    • Into the Now, Grateful Dead tribute (headliner)
    • The Dawg's (opener)
  • August 11 
    • Donna the Buffalo

All shows are 6-10 PM on Friday nights!

  Rules, Regulations and Tips for Attendees 

  • Shows start at 6 p.m., gates open 5:30 p.m.
  • No shoes, no shirts, no entry.
  • All bags are subject to search.
  • No smoking under vendor sheds, or close enough to the sheds that smoke can get underneath.
  • No pets.
  • No bicycles inside the event gates (but we encourage you to ride your bike to the events).
  • No skateboards or in-line skates.
  • Attendees can bring in one sealed bottle of water per person (no other food or beverages).
  • No drones.
  • Seating is limited so consider a folding chair!


More Market Events

Learn about other Public Market Special Events at our main Special Events page.

Vendor Information and Application

If you are interested in vending food and drink or other goods at future Bands on the Bricks events, stay tuned to this page for the 2024 application. 


Contact the Market office at (585) 428-6907, or email us at

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