Bands on the Bricks

The Market's Signature Free Summer Live Music Series

The Public Market--it's not just for morning people!

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 on hand to provide the sustenance you need to dance the evening away!  

2019 Schedule

Fridays: July 12, July 19, July 26, August 2, August 9

All events 6:00-10:00 p.m. (Gates open 5:30 p.m.)

Acts to be announced in Spring 2019, stay tuned to this page!

 BandsBricks7-17-15-(20)  BandsonBricks7-10-15-(2)-(C

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 our Bands on the Bricks events, download the application and submit  either by mail or directly to the Office at 280 N. Union Street on Tuesday-Friday mornings. 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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