Bands on the Bricks

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The Market's Signature Free Summer Live Music Series

PLEASE NOTE: The City of Rochester Public Market will continue to use guidance from New York State and the City's Office of Special Events pertaining to special events at the Public Market. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all dates listed below are tentative at this time. 

Covid rules

One of Rochester's most popular FREE concert series, Bands on the Bricks brings the City of Rochester Public Market to the evening set with national-act and local live music on five consecutive Friday nights in July and August.  Food and drink vendors will be there to complete your night! 

2021 Schedule (Tentative due to COVID-19 pandemic)

 July 9, July 16, July 23, July 30, August 6

Friday nights, 6:00-10:00 PM

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 under vendor sheds, or close enough to the sheds that smoke can get underneath.
No pets.
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).
No drones.
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 future Bands on the Bricks events, check back for an updated 2021 a vendor application! Note that space can only be reserved with submission of complete application and payment.


Contact the Market office at (585) 428-6907, or email us at

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