It's the Final Day! Saturday, July 1

July 1, 2017

Please note: Please contact Amanda Antinore (585-729-6533) today with any festival wrap up interview requests. Sunday will be our day of rest so we will not be doing any interviews. Thank you all! 
Rochester, NY--July, 1, 2017-- Tens of thousands poured downtown last night for the sold out show of King Crimson, free shows on outdoor stages and captivating concerts in the clubs. 

The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival 16th Edition wraps up today with a full lineup in the clubs and free shows on three big outdoor stages - Jazz Street Stage, East Ave and Chestnut Street Stage and the Midtown Stage. 

The Hooligans, the Musicians of Bruno Mars, headline in a free show on the City of Rochester Midtown Stage presented by HeluvaGood! Colin James headlines on the free City of Rochester East and Chestnut stage presented by Rochester Regional Health. 

Tonight's final late night Jam Session moves to the Legends Bar and Grill at the Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside starting at 10:30 p.m. with Bob Sneider and his Trio and Karl Stabnau and his quartet. You never know who will show up to play! 

This year's festival is 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.
FREE SHOW - 9 PM - The Hooligans - The Musicians of Bruno Mars - City of Rochester Midtown Stage Presented by HeluvaGood!

Colin James plays at 9PM on the City of Rochester East Ave and Chestnut St Stage presented by Rochester Regional Health. Don't miss one of Canada's greatest musicians.! 

Colin James, The Balkun Brothers, The hooligans, Danielle Ponder & the Tomorrow People, New Energy Big Band, Toronto Community Soul Project, MCC Jazz Bands, Charles Finney Jazz Band, ESMJazz Honors Unit 3
Today's Club Pass Series Shows 
John Labarbera Big Band, Cynthia Sayer, Tessa Souter, Sammy Miller & The Congregation, Donny McCaslin Group, The Majestics, Benny Green, International Orange, Alana Davis, Matthew Stevens, Bonerama
Ticket Shop - 100 East Ave at the corner of Gibbs St. Open 10 a.m. - 11p.m.
  • Club Pass Series shows -  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. 
  • Jam Sessions  - The final Jam moves tonight to the Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside Legends Bar & Grille (10:30 p.m. 'til) 
Media Resources & Information
Jazz Street crowd, photo for XRIJF by Tomas Flint.

Happening Around The Fest
Uber Ride-sharing Now Available! 
Download the app and catch a ride to and from the festival. 

Free Shuttle Service sponsored by Harris Beach PLLC. Runs continuously around the festival from 3 p.m. to midnight. It takes approximately 30 minutes for the shuttle to make the route and return to each stop depending on traffic. Wheelchair accessible. Look for Shuttle Stop signs. want to know where's the shuttle is? Download the app or visit the web and find it fast! 
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. Food Guide

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 and sunglasses 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. 

Perks for Club Pass Holders
  • LiDestri's Rye Room Hospitality Tent - Show your Club Pass or VIP Pass and enjoy access to this special Lidestri Hospitality Tent next to the Rochester Regional Health Big Tent at the corner of Chestnut St. and E. Main St. A cash bar features LiDestri beverages and food from Aunt Rosie's. Screens stream concerts from the Big Tent.
  • Xerox Smart Prize Cards -  Receive a Xerox Smart Prize Card when you redeem your Club Pass ticket for your Club Pass. Bring the card to the Merchandise Tent on Jazz Street and insert it into the reader. Everyone is a winner!