Day 2 Saturday June 24th at the Xerox Rochester Intl Jazz Festival

June 24, 2017

Rochester, NY--June 24, 2017--The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival 16th Edition opened with an amazing first day yesterday with a sold out show for headliner Joss Stone, filled clubs and joyous crowd for free shows.  
Tonight Maceo Parker and The Ray Charles Orchestra headlines in Eastman Theatre. Tickets still available. The Jerry Douglas Band headlines on the City of Rochester East Ave and Chestnut Street Stage presented by Rochester Regional Health. There's a full lineup in the clubs and more free shows on the City of Rochester Jazz Street presented by The Community Foundation starting at 3:45 p.m. 
The festival continues through Saturday, July 1 featuring more than 1500 artists from 18 countries and more than 325 shows. It 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
Saturday June 24 - Day 2 of the 
16th Edition! 
headlines tonight at Eastman Theater
Today's Club Pass Series Shows
 Billy Childs, Igor Butman, Neil Cowley, Barbra Lica, Gabriel Alegria, Quebe Sister, Eivor, Veronica Swift, Adam Wakefield, Durham County Poets, Bill Dobbins

Ticket Shop
- 100 East Ave at the corner of Gibbs St. Open 10 a.m. - 11p.m.
  • Redeem Club Pass tickets for Passes before you attend any shows -  at the Ticket Shop or Merchandise Tent on Gibbs St. To personalize your Pass, you must redeem your ticket at the Ticket Shop (get 10% off coupon!)
  • Buy tickets now for Maceo Parker, 8 p.m. at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, or buy at the Ticket Shop or at the door. Box office opens at 7 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
  • Club Pass Series shows - Show your Club Pass or $35 (Kilbourn) $30 all others) cash at the door. 
  • Save Time in Line - Max and Kilbourn, 6:15 and 6 p.m. shows only, wristbands handed out starting around 4 p.m.
  • Free shows - see schedule  - no tickets required, all shows go on rain or shine. 
  • Headliner Show Tickets available for Maceo Parker featuring the Ray Charles OrchestraMavis StaplesScott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox, and King Crimson. Sheryl Crow's concert has sold out. See Schedule and Buy Tickets
  • Jam Sessions - See schedule for details - nightly at the Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside (10:30 p.m. 'til) 
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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. 
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, Wilder Room, and Little Theatre venues.
Donate Musical Instruments - from 5-7:30 p.m. daily in the Merchandise TentMove to a Healthy Groove - Rochester Regional Health Street Teams will have pedometers,  a guide to how many calories you will burn walking the fest,  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.