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Bands on the Bricks


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The Market's signature free summer live music series

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! 

2024 Dates 

All shows are 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays

July 5, 2024

Los Infieles, Nuyorican Project, La Krema

Latin Night, organized by Rochester's Puerto Rican Festival

July 12, 2024

Into the Now
Personal Blend

Second annual Bands on the Bricks Arts and Craft Show!

July 19, 2024Into the Now (replacing originally scheduled headliner, Dirty Work)
Pete Griffith Band
July 26, 2024Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad
August 2, 2024ZBTB
The Monica Hall Band
August 9, 2024Donna the Buffalo
Chris Beard

Visit Bands on the Bricks website

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!

Vendor Information and Application

If you are interested in vending food and drink or other goods at future Bands on the Bricks events, fill out the application below!

 2024 Bands on the Bricks Application  


For more information call the Market office at 585-428-6907 or email

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