The seventh year of the KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival promises to be the biggest and most exciting yet. This year the events span 11 days starting Wednesday, Sept. 12. Now the largest multi-genre festival in New York State, Rochester Fringe offers more than 500 performances across dozens of venues throughout the city of Rochester. The main attraction is the outdoor spectacle on Sept. 14 and 15, featuring the United States debut of Massaoke.
Rochester Fringe features music, art, theater, comedy, and dance. More than 150 of the offerings are free of charge, thanks to this year’s sponsors. The Rochester Fringe website allows users to filter events by type, date, and/or venue.
Among the exciting offerings are a live performance of Dave Chisholm’s “Instrumental” soundtrack featuring a backdrop of visuals from the graphic novel, the ArtAwake show in the Changing Scenes restaurant, comedian Eddie Izzard’s Believe Me act, Spooky Stories In The Stacks at the haunted Rundell Library, and the third annual Fringe Street Beat hip-hop dance-off. Returning favorites include Cirque du Fringe, Silent Disco, Pedestrian Drive-In, and Immersive Igloo.
Dozens of music shows will be held throughout the city. Acts include:
A Girl Named Genny
Chris Eves and the New Normal
Leah and the Upheaval
Norm & The Outliers
Rebecca and the Soul Shakers
Roses & Revolutions
Seth Faergolzia’s Multibird
The Crooked North
The Galileo Band
The Genesee Three
…and many more.
Several events sold out last year. Tickets are available:
Phone: (585) 957-9837 (additional fees apply)
Box Office: One Fringe Place (corner of Main & Gibbs Streets)
In Person: Venue door one hour before start of show