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Rochester Lilac Festival announces 2013 schedule

The 115-year-old Lilac Festival announced details of its 2013 edition this morning, including a new official title for the event -- the Rochester Lilac Festival. The festival will run May 10-19 in Highland Park. The festival grounds will be open daily 10:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. and admission remains free.

Headliners for the festival main stage this year lean more toward the rock and funk end of the spectrum, including The Spin Doctors (May 11), Rusted Root (May 16), Marshall Tucker Band (May 15), The Smithereens (May 17), and Eddie Money (May 12). The festival will also feature performances by a variety of the area's top music acts. The current schedule appears below.

In addition to the live entertainment, the festival will host several special events, including three nights of wine and chocolate tastings, the annual Lilac Parade (May 11), the Art in the Park arts and crafts show (Saturdays and Sundays), and the Lilac 10K and Family 5K races (May 19).

For more details on the Rochester Lilac Festival -- including advanced tickets to the several ticketed special events -- visit the festival website.

Friday, May 10

7 p.m.              The Skycoasters

Saturday, May 11

12:30 p.m.       SpankyHashman Big Band

2:30 p.m.         Deborah Mangone

4 p.m.              Mitty and Followers

5:30 p.m.         Amanda Lee Peers and the Driftwood Sailors

7 p.m.              The Spin Doctors

Sunday, May 12

2:30 p.m.         Natalie B. Band

4 p.m.              My Plastic Sun

5:30 p.m.         Teagan and the Tweeds

7 p.m.              Eddie Money

Monday, May 13

5:30 p.m.         Lake Street Dive

7 p.m.              The English Beat

Tuesday, May 14

5:30 p.m.         J.C. Brooks and the Uptown Sound

7 p.m.              Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express

Wednesday, May 15

5:30 p.m.         Tommy Brunett

7 p.m.              Marshall Tucker Band

Thursday, May 16

5:30 p.m.         The Lawnmowers

7 p.m.              Rusted Root

Friday, May 17

7 pm.               The Smithereens

Saturday, May 18

2:30 p.m.         The Crawdiddies

4 p.m.              John Cole Blues Band

5:30 p.m.         Driftwood

7 p.m.              The Lone Bellow

Sunday, May 19

1 p.m.              Dang!

4 p.m.              Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys

5:30 p.m.         The Prickers

7 p.m.              Prime Time Funk and The Campbell Brothers

                        (fundraiser for Remembering Ralph Foundation)