News Release - Mayor Warren Announces SummerFest 2016 Dates & Acts

City of Rochester


News Release

(Thursday, May 26, 2016) — Mayor Lovely A. Warren today announced the dates of the City of Rochester’s SummerFest 2016 concerts at Rhinos Stadium, 460 Oak St. The two-day event features a Blues & BBQ theme on Fri., July 8 with headliner Millie Jackson and national recording artists Denise LaSalle and Theodis Ealey. Throwback 90s will be the theme on Sat., July 9, featuring headliner Joe along with Jagged Edge, SWV, Case, Pete Rock and CL Smooth in addition to local bands.

“The Rochester SummerFest will be a fun-filled, family event with outstanding music, good times and great food,” said Mayor Warren. “I encourage everyone to join me at Rhinos Stadium and enjoy the 2016 SummerFest. Downtown events like this add vibrancy to our city, which bolsters our ability to create jobs, safer more vibrant neighborhoods and better educational opportunities.”

Gates will open at 5 p.m. on Friday for Blues and BBQ. General admission ticket prices are $20 in advance and $30 at the door. VIP tickets, which provide for prime seating are $40. In addition to stadium fare, local BBQ vendors will offer an array of food and drink options for sale.

Gates open at 1 p.m. on Saturday for Throwback 90s, with general admission ticket prices of $40 in advance and $55 at the door. VIP tickets are $57. Children under 10 are free with a paid adult admission. The “KID ZONE” will be available on Saturday for children under 10 featuring waterslides, batting cages, face painting and bounce houses.

Concert goers can purchase a two-day general admission ticket package for $40. Advance sale tickets can be purchased at: Mad Flavors, 185 Lyell Ave.; People’s Choice, 575 Brooks Ave.; and Rhinos Stadium, 460 Oak St.

The City of Rochester SummerFest is co-sponsored by WDKX, Phu Concepts, Metro PCS, IN Control, VISION Federal Credit Union and State Sen. Joseph Robach.

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News media: Contact City Press Officer Jessica Alaimo at 428-7135 or event Press Officer Miriam Moore at 530-9583 or


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