UPDATE: Due to health reasons Taj Mahal had to bow out of this years festivities, replacing him will be Boston’s funkiest band Lettuce!
One of the most popular musical events in Western New York is the annual Windstream Party in the Park series in Rochester. The concerts moved back to the picturesque Manhattan Square Park last year – saving people from the infamous “Party in the Parking Lot” downtown. Tickets are a wallet friendly $5. Party Packs (for the general public) are available for $35 for tickets to all 9 shows and access to an express entry line – available at the Blue Cross Arena box office. Food trucks, local beer selections, and vendors will be on site every week. Regional bands will be featured on the lower Genesee Brewery “bowl” stage while the headlining acts will play on the ESL main stage in the field next to the skating rink.
Things kick off this year with Buffalo’s own moe. coming to town June 18. Jazz legend Taj Mahal comes in on June 25 George Clinton will funk up the place on July 9. Another Buffalo act – Aqueous – will open for the legendary Victor Wooten on July 30. Hometown heroes Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad will close things out on Aug 13. Some top notch regional acts such as Subsoil and Uptown Groove will debut on the big stage as well.
The Genesee Brewery stage in the lower bowl area will feature some of Rochester’s best up and coming acts such as Danielle Ponder, Mochester, and Personal Blend.
PITP is held every Thursday from June 18 to Aug. 13 5-10PM. All ages. Parking available at several nearby garages and the Strong National Museum of Play. Check the website for more info.
PARTY IN THE PARK MAIN STAGE 2015
ESL Main Stage: moe. w/ Jonathan Scales Fourchestra
Genesee Brewery Stage: Violet Mary
ESL Main Stage: Lettuce w/ Spirit Family Reunion & Uptown Groove
Genesee Brewery Stage: Dang! wsg/ Stay the Plow
ESL Main Stage: Fastball w/ Zac Brown Tribute Band & Jumbo Shrimp
Genesee Brewery Stage: Something Else
ESL Main Stage: George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic w/ Subsoil
Genesee Brewery Stage: Danielle Ponder & the Tomorrow People
ESL Main Stage: Get the Led Out – The Led Zeppelin Experience w/ Cosco Gladstone and Cosco
Genesee Brewery Stage: Personal Blend
ESL Main Stage: Jonny Lang w/ The Coup DeVilles & Matthew Correy
Genesee Brewery Stage: Anonymous Willpower
ESL Main Stage: Victor Wooten w/ Aqueous & Amanda Lee Peers
Genesee Brewery Stage: Tre Son
ESL Main Stage: Dylan Scott w/ The Lacs & Flint Creek
Genesee Brewery Stage: Kid Kurry
ESL Main Stage: Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad w/ Driftwood & Noble Vibes
Genesee Brewery Stage: Mochester