The Public Market--it's not just for morning people!
One of Rochester's most popular FREE concert series, Bands on the Bricks brings the Rochester Public Market to the evening set with live music on Fridays in July and August. Food and drink vendors will be on hand to provide the sustenance you need to dance the evening away!
2016 Bands on the Bricks Schedule
Fridays: July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29, and August 5
6:00-10:00 p.m. (Gates open 5:30 p.m.)
The 2016 Lineup
| July 8
This annual Bands on the Bricks element brings a diverse mix of Latino acts to the big stage at the Market. Planned in partnership with the Puerto Rican Festival!
THREE HEADS BREWING NIGHT featuring
GIANT PANDA GUERILLA DUB SQUAD
A local legend with a legion of enthusiastic followers; “Folds the aesthetics of the jam band scene into the structures of reggae.”
Special Guest: SUBURBAN PLAZA, a homegrown Rochester band that pumps out a rich blend of gospel, rock, rhythm and blues and alternative
ROHRBACH BREWING COMPANY NIGHT featuring JIMKATA
Ithaca-based Jimkata exudes energetic, artistic eighties-influenced synthetic pop!
Note: This is a fantastic replacement for Cats Under the Stars, which unfortunately had to cancel their Bands on Bricks appearance!
Special Guest: SUBSOIL, Rochester-born and based "lyric-rich hip-hop fusion”
And...BEST BBQ CONTEST FEATURING FAVORITE FOOD TRUCKS!
DONNA THE BUFFALO
Original American dance music since 1989. Donna's Cajun, folk, reggae, zydeco, and country inspires an annual pilgrimage to Bands on the
Bricks for thousands of Donna groupies
A nine-piece “powerfunk” band recently described in the New Yorker as “horn-filled funk incorporating elements of R & B, psychedelic pop, gospel,
Afro-pop, New Wave, classic rock, and just about any genre that gets people dancing.”
Special Guest: AQUEOUS, Buffalo-based rock-groove powerhouse
Rules, Regulations, and Tips for Attendees
Shows start at 6 p.m., gates open 5:30 p.m.
No shoes, no shirts, no entry.
All bags are subject to search.
No smoking in or under sheds.
No bicycles inside the event gates (but we encourage you to ride your bike to the events).
No skateboards or in-line skates.
Attendees can bring in one sealed bottle of water per person (no other food or beverages).
Seating is limited so consider a folding chair!
More Market Events
Learn about other Public Market Special Events at our main Special Events page.
Vendor Information and Application
If you are interested in vending food and drink or other goods at our Bands on the Bricks events, click here for information, instructions, and an application.
Contact the Market office at (585) 428-6907, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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