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SPECIAL EVENT | Rochester MusicFest


The Jazz Festival is behind us, but Rochester's annual two-day MusicFest is just around the corner. This year's event will feature headliners Bobby Rush, a blues icon and 2017 Grammy-winner, and R&B star Bobby Brown. Supporting acts include Lakeside, Nellie "Tiger" Travis, and Big Daddy Kane, among others. Friday will celebrate "Blues and BBQ Artists," and Saturday highlights "Rochester's Own Talent." MusicFest will be a family-friendly weekend, with food vendors and a "Kid Zone," which will have a bounce house, a batting cage, and face-painting booth.

MusicFest will take place at Blue Cross Arena, 100 Exchange Boulevard, on Friday, July 14, and Saturday, July 15. Music starts at 5 p.m. on Friday and 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. Advance tickets are $28 for Friday; $40 for Saturday; and $50 for two-day tickets. Specific information about the festival, schedule, vendors, and tickets can be found at

EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the weather, MusicFest has been moved to the Blue Cross Arena. It was originally scheduled for Genesee Valley Park.