Schedule Change Wynonna Judd Show Canceled -- Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors to Headline June 25th

May 19, 2022

ROCHESTER, NEW YORK--May 19, 2022-- Wynonna Judd, who was scheduled to perform at the CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival at 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 25th will be unable to be in Rochester for this year's festival. Wynonna's mother, Naomi Judd died on April 30.

Headlining in her place will be Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, who Rolling Stone declared, "Quietly Became One of Americana’s Most Popular Stars." (See bio below) This is a free show.

The Festival's 19th Edition starts just four weeks on June 17 and runs for nine days through June 25.

Judd's show was part of this year's free headliner series at the City of Rochester MLK Park Stage presented by Wegmans.

"Our hearts go out to Wynonna and her family during this most difficult time following the loss of her dear mother," said festival producers Marc Iacona and John Nugent. "Although she will not be able to join us this year in Rochester, she will be with us in spirit and is in our thoughts."

"To the fans attending the Rochester International Jazz Festival on Saturday, June 25: I am writing to you to share that I am so sad to withdraw from the festival. I am taking the time I need to process the recent loss of my mother. I appreciate your outpouring of love and support, and we WILL celebrate the music again soon. I promise," said Judd.

This year's 19th Edition Headliner Series is being held on two major outdoor stages, the City of Rochester Midtown Stage at Parcel 5 for all nine nights and the City of Rochester MLK Park Stage presented by Wegmans on June 24 and 25. All headliner shows on these two stages are free this year.

Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors

Saturday, June 25th, 9 PM

City of Rochester MLK Park Stage

Presented by Wegmans



Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors is an Americana act hailing from Nashville, Tennessee.  

Drawing influence from Tom Petty and Bob Dylan, Drew Holcomb has found his place in today’s landscape of singer/songwriter Americana. He and his band have developed their sound through extensive touring, performing alongside Amos Lee, Willie Nelson, John Hiatt, NEEDTOBREATHE, Don Henley, and more.  

The band has sold over 150,000 albums to date and played over 2,000 concert dates in 7 countries. Their songs have received over 60 TV placements, appearing on How I Met Your Mother, Criminal Minds, Parenthood, Nashville, HOUSE, Justified and more.  

Their latest album, Dragons, is available now.