Starts Today! 9 Days of Amazing Music at the Xerox Rochester Intl Jazz Festival

June 23, 2017

Rochester, NY--June 23, 2017--The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival 16th Edition starts tomorrow,  Friday, June 23 and continues through Saturday, July 1. More than 1500 artists from 18 countries will perform in more than 325 shows. 

The Festival is presented in three series - the Club Pass Series with 230+ shows, the headliner series of six shows and 95 free shows and events. The festival's 19 indoor and outdoor venues all within walking distance in Rochester's East End Cultural and Entertainment District.
Other highlights include a series of Youth Jazz Workshops June 26-30, jam sessions nightly, and two international series, Made in the UK and Nordic Jazz Now
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Day 1  - Friday June 23, 2017

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Happening Around The Fest
Free Shuttle Service is available around the festival from 3 p.m. to midnight sponsored by Harris Beach PLLC. Wheelchair accessible.  
GPS & Wi-Fi on board.  Where's the shuttle? Download the app or visit the web and find it fast! iPhone app: Teletrac Website: Account ID: 320670 Username: 524 Password: linq Account ID: 320670 Username: 524 Password: linq
Share Your Feedback - Please take our annual survey during and after the festival and let us know how things are going. 
Merchandise Tent - 4-11 p.m. daily, Jazz (Gibbs) Street, official festival merchandise, personalize many items, Xerox Photo Opp, D&C Digital Virtual Reality, charging stations, free Wi-Fi and more.
Food, Food Trucks, Vendors - on Main Street, East Ave, outside Rochester Regional Health Big Tent, inside Max, Montage, Big Tent, Harro, Anthology, and Little Theatre venues.
Donate Musical Instruments - from 5-7:30 p.m. daily in the Merchandise Tent

Move to a Healthy Groove - Rochester Regional Health Street Teams will have ear plugs, sunglasses, rain ponchos (let's hope we don't need those) and other useful items.  See Bubble Man on Friday and Saturday nights from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on E. Main St.