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45 Cheap & Free Outdoor Concerts Around Rochester

The Lilac Festival in May kicks off the summer season with a 10-day music fest. Cheap and free outdoor concerts around Rochester start ramping up in June, when the city and surrounding towns kick off their summer music series and festivals.

Cheap & Free Outdoor Concerts:
Summer Concert Series

Ontario Beach Park Concerts by the Shore
Ontario Beach Park Concerts by the Shore stage


  1. Penfield (Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays)


  1. Concerts by the Shore
  2. Food Truck Rodeo at the Public Market (once a month)
  3. East Rochester
  4. Garden Vibes at Eastman Museum


  1. Victor
  2. Webster
  3. Party in the Park
  4. Deer Run Winery
  5. Irondequoit Farmer’s Market
  6. Hochstein at High Falls


  1. Park Point Concerts in the Square (once a month)
  2. Zoo Brew (once a month)
  3. Sonnenberg Moonlight Stroll
  4. Bands on the Bricks
  5. Pittsford
  6. Webster


  1. Greece (select Saturdays)
  2. iSquare


  1. Spencerport Music on the Canal
  2. Perinton’s Center Stage
  3. Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum
  4. Vitale Park, Lakeville

Cheap & Free Outdoor Concerts:
One-time Events

Summer Outdoor Concerts Lilac Fest cover
Lilac Fest


  1. Rochester Lilac Festival
  2. Roc City Rib Fest
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Rochester International Jazz Festival


  1. Rochester International Jazz Festival
  2. Make Music Rochester
  3. Fairport Canal Days
Westside Music Fest
Westside Music Fest


  1. Webster Jazz
  2. Westside Music & Food Festival
  3. Canandaigua Lake Music Festival
  4. Canandaigua Music & Art Festival
  5. Brighton Symphony Summer Concert
  6. Corn Hill Fest
  7. RPO Community Concerts
  8. Puerto Rican Festival


  1. Rochester Summer Soul Music Festival
  2. Brockport Arts Festival
  3. Concert in the Round
  4. Fairport Music & Food Festival
  5. Lima Crossroads Blues Festival
  6. Park Ave Fest
  7. New York State Fair
Fringe Fest Massaoke
Massaoke at Fringe


  1. Clothesline Arts Festival
  2. Fringe Fest

Take a look at each site for dates, times, and locations. While most are free, some have a minimal entrance fee. Just pack up your beach chair and a picnic dinner and enjoy a warm summer night with your neighbors and some incredible Rochester talent!

Music is the great uniter. An incredible force. Something that people who differ on everything else can have in common.

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Please follow the most current recommendations from the CDC and New York State for spending time away from your home. The great outdoors can provide a well needed respite & escape during stressful times. Please move quickly through parking lots, trail heads, and scenic areas. If crowded, choose a different park, trail, or time to visit. Please day trip responsibly.