Party in the Park

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2018-07-12 at 5:00 PM to 2018-07-12 at 10:00 PM


Kick off the summer at the Party in the Park concerts at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park ! 

 July 12:  G. Love & Special Sauce with special guests Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express

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.

New to Party in the Park this year are a VIP Ultra Lounge, a Craft Beer Garden and Bazaar in the Park. The VIP Ultra Lounge provides exclusive access to a VIP Experience Tent with a lounge area, cash bar, table service, private restrooms, front stage access and a commemorative lanyard.

Craft beer lovers can enjoy the all new Craft Beer Garden featuring a rotating showcase of local craft beer from Genesee Brew House, Young Lion Brewing, CB Craft Brewers and many more over the course of the season. This new addition to will be sure to please craft beer fans and showcase local favorites. 

Bazaar in the Park will be a weekly collective of emerging designers, vintage collectors and artisanal products together under one roof, creating a community around art, crafts, fashion and discovery. More than 25 individual sellers will bring their merchandise and wares for a dose of show-and-sell in an environment that is uniquely created and curated to offer an alternative to the traditional retail experience. New sellers will arrive every other week, making Bazaar at the Park a place to consistently discover new, emerging talent and creativity.   
Ground Rules:
*Patrons may bring in one sealed bottle of water only.
*Chairs are not allowed - Blankets only.
*Skateboards, in-line skates and pets will not be allowed.
*Bicycles are not allowed inside the venue. There 
   is FREE bicycle parking just outside the gates on N. Chestnut St.
*No re-entry is allowed.
*Tailgating is prohibited.
*Smoking is prohibited .
*No entry will be allowed after 9:30 p.m.
*No Drones 




Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park
353 Court St.




General Admission:  $5
(Children under 12 are Free)

VIP Ultra Lounge Passes available on a limited basis for each show:  $35
VIP passes include a lounge area, cash bar, table service, private restrooms, front stage access and a commemorative lanyard.



*Washington Square Garage, 111 Woodbury Blvd.
*Court St. Garage, 194 Court St.
*East End Garage, 475 E. Main St.
*HSBC Garage, 100 Chestnut St. (Enter on Broad St. side)
*The Strong Parking Lot (starting at 4:30 p.m.)

Special Event Parking Rate: $7

Ticket Information:

Tickets available for purchase at:
*The gate on the day of the show (VIP passes if any still available)
*The Blue Cross Arena Box Office, 1 War Memorial Square
*Ticketmaster (with associated service charges): or
*1-800-745-3000 (with associated service charges)


City of Rochester
MVP Healthcare
CGI Communications
Sharp Notions
Genesee Brewing Co.
Labatt Blue Light
Digital Hyve
Sun Common
Spurr Subaru
Meyer's RV Superstore
United Way of Rochester
Woodcliff Hotel & Spa
Staybridge Suites-University of Rochester
Country Inn & Suites-Pittsford
CITY Newspaper

Street Closures:

Court St., from Clinton Ave. to Manhattan Square Dr.

Disabled or
Hearing Impaired

Park area has some sidewalk paths along with grassy areas.

Each concert will feature a sign language interpreter.

Weather Specifics:

 In the event of extreme inclement weather, the rain location for Party in the Park concerts will be at Anthology, 336 East Ave.

Food Offerings:

Abundance of food from local food trucks available for purchase!


Vendor Information:

Vendors who wish to apply, go to:



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