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44 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

Tuesdays

  1. Penfield (Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays)

Wednesdays

  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

Thursdays

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

Fridays

  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

Saturdays

  1. Greece (select Saturdays)
  2. iSquare

Sundays

  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

May

  1. Rochester Lilac Festival
  2. Roc City Rib Fest

June

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

July

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

August

  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

September

  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.

Sarah Dessen

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