This town certainly loves its music festivals. And there is no shortage of places to throw one. And now with Martin Luther King Jr park back in the mix, the mayor just announced a three concert series aptly named ROC the Park. This will be the series' second year.
For three separate days -- Saturday, July 5; Friday, August 7; and Saturday, September 5 -- ROC the Park will present a handful (a large handful) of neo-soul, R&B, and Motown featuring headlining artists Drea D’Nur, Team Powell, and Carlton Wilcox.
The complete lineup is as follows:
5 p.m., Saturday, July 25: "A Night of Neo-Soul" featuring Drea D'Nur with supporting acts Tamra; Will Houghton; Shondra Floyd; Monique Perry; Maisha and Jasma.
6 p.m., Friday, August. 7: "Rhythm and Groove R&B Tribute" featuring Team Powell with supporting acts Brown Skin; Renee and Nate Anderson; Brothers 4 Life; and Anthony Donte.
5 p.m., Saturday, September 5: "A Tribute to Motown," featuring Carlton Wilcox Live with supporting act Divine Nature.
Local food and beverages will be available for purchase. Patrons may bring one sealed bottle of water into ROC the Park. To accommodate more attendees, lawn chairs will not be allowed. Picnic baskets, bicycles, skateboards, in-line skates and pets are also not permitted at the event.
Parking is available at nearby parking garages including the Washington Square Garage, 111 Woodbury Boulevard, Court Street Garage, 194 Court Street. and at the East End Garage, 475 East. Main St., as well as on-street in the area.
Tickets are $5 (VIP for $25, children under 12 are free) and available at tickemaster.com or the Blue Cross Arena box office.
For more information, visit www.cityofrochester.gov/ROCthepark or call 311 (428-5990 outside city limits).