Toward that end, the festival is again offering more than 500 shows (more than 150 of them free!) taking place in and around downtown Rochester, and this year has expanded its list of neighborhood venues to include Avenue D Rec Center and Lincoln Library (both presented by Joseph Avenue Arts & Culture Alliance), UUU Art Collective on State Street, and Granite Mills Commons at High Falls — where you can listen to storyteller Nate DiMeo’s Rochester-inspired episode of his podcast “The Memory Palace.”
And this year, Rochester Fringe has partnered with Rochester’s Puerto Rican Festival to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month on Friday, September 15, with a free screening of the film “Residente,” (as part of the Pedestrian Drive-in lineup at Spiegelgarden), themed food trucks, and more.
The performing arts-focused festival spans all genres, with many dazzling multimedia shows and events that are appropriate for every age. Dig into this CITY-curated guide to preview this year's headliners, read an interview with French street theater troupe Plasticiens Volants, learn the best bets to grab a bite between events, and get a taste of the wide variety of shows our critics can’t wait to check out.
CITY Newspaper will offer extensive coverage of the 2019 Rochester Fringe Festival. Look out for daily blogs during the run of the fest, with photos and reviews, at rochestercitynewspaper.com. We’ll also be sharing posts on our Facebook page (facebook.com/CityNewspaper) and Instagram (@roccitynews). And let us know how your Fringe is going on social media with the hashtag #fringeCITY.
For a full schedule of the festival, a list of venues, maps, and other info, see the official Fringe Festival Guide, or visit rochesterfringe.com.