Windstream Party in the Park Concert Series



 Windstream Party in the Park Celebrates our 21st year !


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The Talent

Date   CGI Main Stage  

The Genesee Brewery Bowl Stage 

June 15



Los Lobos 

 Adam Ezra Group 


Neil Van Dorn 

June 22



 Living Colour 



Matthew Corey 

June 29


 Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad 

 Big Mean Sound Machine  


Personal Blend 

July 6



Tim Reynolds TR3 

 The Movement


White Woods 

July 13

 Blues Traveler 

 Kat Wright 

Dirty Bourbon Blues Band 

July 20


Los Lonely Boys 



The Dan Eaton Band 

July 27     



 The Machine performs Pink Floyd 


Into the Now 

Aug. 3  



 Danielle Ponder and the Tomorrow People 

Ocular Panther 

Aug. 10   

 Donna the Buffalo 

 Zach Deputy 

String Theory 



The Venue

The 2017 season of Windstream Party in the Park will continue at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park  at 353 Court Street (corner of Court and Chestnut Streets). The park allows concert-goers to bring a blanket and relax on the grass while listening to some of the summer's best music and enjoying Rochester's best food trucks and local beer offerings! Families also get to enjoy access to the park's playground during the shows.


$5 Individual, General Admission tickets (children 12 and under are free) will go on sale Thursday, May 11  at 2:00PM. When on sale, they will be available for purchase at:

  • The gate on the day of the show (entry is allowed until 9:30 p.m.); 
  • The Blue Cross Arena box office, 1 War Memorial Square; 
  • Ticketmaster>> (with associated service charges); or
  • 800-745-3000 (with associated service charges).      

Party Pack (for the general public) are available for $35 for tickets to all 9 shows and access to express entry line. Available at the Blue Cross Arena box office.


This year, the City is thrilled to welcome back Windstream as our title sponsor for the fifth year in a row. Windstream's Rochester headquarters is at the Midtown site, just a few blocks from the park.  

New to our line of partners is CGI Communications, 

Windstream's commitment to the event has encouraged other neighborhood partners to support the event in 2017:

  • MVP Healthcare is enhancing the experience by creating the Family Fun Zone where families have fun together!
  • Brandmint, a social media marketing company, recently moved to Downtown Rochester and is joining the PITP team to help us enhance our social media marketing! Look out for a PITP snap chat filter this summer!
  • NEWS10NBC is Party in the Park's television sponsor
  • Bocce League of Rochester is hosting a league at Party in the Park! Click the link for details.
  • iHeart Radio is Party in the Park's official radio sponsor
  • North American Breweries 
  • The Rochester Rhinos will be on site with players, ticket giveaways, and games.  


  • NO lawn chairs. 
  • Blankets are allowed. 

Food and Drink

Local food from The Bento Box, Pete's Dog Shop, Cheesed and Confused, Sonny's Landing, Chef's Catering, J&S Fried Dough, and Wraps on Wheels will be available on a rotating basis throughout the weeks. Beer from Gennesee and Labatts and wine from Woodbrige will be available. Patrons may bring in one sealed bottle of water.

Parking & Gates

Check out a map that shows nearby parking and the entry gates to the event. 

There are two gates/entry points to Party: the west gate is at the corner of Court and Chestnut Streets, and the east gate is at the corner of Court Street and the traffic circle.

Area Garages        

  • Washington Square Garage, 111 Woodbury Boulevard
  • Court Street Garage, corner of South Avenue and Court Street
  • East End Garage, 475 E. Main Street
  • HSBC Garage, 100 Chestnut Street (enter on Broad Street side)  

 The Strong parking lot 

  • Windstream Party in the Park ticketholders who wish to park in The Strong museum parking lot may do so for a $7 fee beginning at 4:30 p.m. on event Thursdays. Cars should enter the lot via Woodbury Boulevard or Pitkin Street and must pay upon arrival. Tailgating is not permitted. Lot closes at 10:30 p.m.; overnight parking is not permitted. For more information and directions to the lot, visit

Ground Rules

Lawn chairs, skateboards, in-line skates and pets will not be allowed in.

Bicycles are not allowed inside the venue. There is FREE bicycle parking just outside the gates on N. Chestnut Street.

Tailgating is prohibited.

Smoking is prohibited in all city parks.

No entry will be allowed after 9:30 p.m.


Please call the Office of Special Events at (585) 428-6690.  


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