Rochester Kicks Off Inaugural ‘City Celebration’ Festival

The city of Rochester will hold the first ever “Rochester City Celebrations” festival Friday, Aug. 14, at 6 p.m. in the East End district.

Replacing the larger East End festival that was retired this year due to congestion problems surrounding the work on the inner loop, “City Celebrations” will be a free event featuring live music, food and drinks outdoors on East Avenue by Scio Street.

One stage will feature music from three local bands: the rootsy folk rock of The Barry Brothers, and two tribute acts — ZBTB, covering the music of the Zac Brown band, and Big Eyed Phish, a Dave Matthews tribute.

Once the outdoor fun ends around 11 p.m., those wanting a late night experience can head to any of the local bars and keep it raging till 2 a.m. Flour City Station will feature an after-show with Personal Blend, a reggae/dub act. No other after-shows have been announced.

Music Schedule

6 p.m. Barry Brothers
7:15 p.m. ZBTB
9 p.m. Big Eyed Fish

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