City of Rochester
(Wednesday, June 13, 2012) — After a successful first week, Party in the Park welcomes Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers with special guest Van Ghost.
Party in the Park will take place every Thursday from 5 to 10 p.m. through Aug. 9 at the Riverside Festival Site on the corner of Court and Exchange streets. The popular outdoor concert brings more than 20 national and international music acts to Downtown Rochester.
Hornsby’s long-time band the Noisemakers includes bassist J.V. Collier; keyboardist/organist John “JT” Thomas; saxophonist/flutist Bobby Read; guitarist/mandolin player Doug Derryberry; and drummer Sonny Emory.
Special guest Van Ghost hails from Chicago and will open with classic rock and gritty Americana.
The Rochester-based, four-piece band Amanda Lee Peers & The Driftwood Sailors will be the first band to take the stage. The group won the Rock Star Rivalry local band competition hosted by radio station 95.1 The BREW. The contest gives groups a chance to open for a headlining act. Bands can submit their music throughout the registration period, which runs weekly through July 18. A panel of judges made up of the BREW and the Drive radio personnel select the winning bands.
Admission is $2 and children under 12 are free. Parking is available on-street and at nearby parking garages, including the Court Street Garage at the corner of South Avenue and Court Street and at the Sister Cities Garage, 28 S. Fitzhugh St.
Party In The Park is sponsored by the City of Rochester with corporate support from City Newspaper, Heineken, Dos Equis, Newcastle, Bota Box Wine, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Rochester Plaza Hotel, Mancuso Limousine, 95.1 The BREW, 100.5 The Drive, AT&T, Continental School of Beauty and Ricoh.
The remaining 2012 lineup of Party in The Park includes:
• June 21: Rusted Root with special guests Balkan Beat Box and Lauren Mann & the Fairly Odd Folk
• June 28: Get the Led Out –The American Led Zeppelin
• July 5: Tower of Power
• July 12: Young the Giant
• July 19: The Grass Roots with special guest the Dunwells
• July 26: Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings with special guest Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express
• Aug. 2: 7 Walkers featuring Bill Kreutzmann & Papa Mali
• Aug. 9: George Thorogood and the Destroyers with special guest Tom Hambridge
For more information, visitwww.cityofrochester.gov, www.RochesterEvents.com or call the City Special Events office at 428-6690.
News Media: For more information, contact City Special Events Operations Manager Margaret Reichert at 428-6694.