Windstream Party in the Park Concert Series


Winsdtream Party in the Park  

The 2015 Windstream Party in the Park brought over 32,000 people Downtown! We are looking forward to the 2016 season. Stay tuned for updates!

The Venue

The 2016 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 in mid-May. 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 at:  

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.


In 2015, the City welcomed back Windstream as our title sponsor for the third year in a row. Windstream's Rochester headquarters is at the Midtown site, just a few blocks from the park.  

Windstream's commitment to the event encouraged other NEW neighborhood partners to support the event in 2015:


  • ESL joined the event as the sponsor of the main stage.  
  • MVP Healthcare enhanced the overall event experience by creating a Family Zone where parents can bring kids and the family can have fun together!   
  • NEWS10NBC was the Party in the Park television sponsor and helped out MC'ing the event!


Other 2015 sponsors include Clear Channel Media + Entertainment, The Strong, and North American Breweries.   


  • Blankets are allowed. 
  • NO lawn chairs.

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 were available on a rotating basis throughout the weeks. Beer from Genesee 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, bicycles, skateboards, in-line skates and pets will not be allowed in.  
  • Re-entry is not allowed. 
  • No admission will be allowed after 9:30 p.m.    
  • Shoes are required. 
  • Smoking is prohibited in all city parks. 
  • Tailgating is prohibited. 
  • Drones are prohibited. 


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


Things To Do