‘Bands on the Bricks’ Concert Series Returns to Rochester

Live music has taken over Rochester‘s Public Market once again. The annual “Bands on the Bricks” concert series has made a comeback with a lineup of popular tribute bands and local groups, beginning July 16.

Bands on the Bricks

The Rochester Public Market, located on 280 North Union Street, has hosted community events since 1905. “Bands on the Bricks” is one of their most popular summer events, bringing crowds from all over the area. All shows are 6-10 p.m. every Friday night until August 13.

On Friday, July 16 the Zac Brown Tribute Band rocked the market, delivering the “true Zac Brown Band experience” for Rochester locals. Check out a live stream recording of their set from the ZBTB Facebook.

Bands on the Bricks

There are five free city-owned Market parking lots available for use. Railroad Street, Union Street, a large lot across Union Street from Market grounds (accessible from Trinidad or Scio Streets), and two small lots at the corners of Pennsylvania/First, as well as Pennsylvania/Union. Public street parking and paid private lot parking are also available in the surrounding Market District. 

A market trolley circulates around the grounds and to/from parking lots from May through October, and a pedestrian and bicycle bridge over Union Street is available to and from the Trinidad/Scio Street lot. Carpooling, walking, or bicycling is encouraged, but bikes are not permitted beyond the market gates. Download a parking map pdf here.

Bands on the Bricks

Gates open 5:30 p.m., shows start at 6 p.m., all shows are free of charge. Attendees are permitted one sealed bottle of water per person, no other food or beverages is allowed. Seating is limited so personal folding chairs and blankets are suggested. More information can be found on the City of Rochester website.

“Bands on the Bricks” Upcoming Shows:

July 23: Into the Now (Grateful Dead, Rolling Stones, the Doors tribute band), Dinner and a Movie (Phish Tribute Band)

July 30: The Taint (local cover band), Appetite for Voltage (Guns N Roses, AC/DC tribute band)

August 6: Latino Night (annual partnership with Puerto Rican Festival featuring an array of local Latin music groups)

August 13: M 80’s (80s tribute band), Kashmir (Led Zeppelin tribute band)

Kashmir performing Zep’s “No Quarter”

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