Party in the Park Launches 23rd Summer Season
Mayor Lovely A. Warren invites the community to kick off the summer Five Star Bank Party in the Park series on Thursday with hometown music and a special celebration of Champion Athleticwear’s 100-year anniversary. “These summer concerts are important because they build on Rochester’s great reputation for live music and the arts. And that reputation isn’t just local – it’s international,” said Mayor Lovely Warren. “Now, with these new partnerships, we can make Party in the Park even better. Live music with world-class talent is part of what makes this city a great place to live, work and play.” The series launches with Champion Athleticwear, a hometown night that celebrates local talent, and the company that got its start in Rochester 100 years ago as Knickerbocker Knitting Mills. Champion will be providing custom designed Rochester themed T-shirts and other Champion items for event attendees on Thursday, while supplies last. “We are honored to be able to be part of this wonderful summer tradition in the city of Rochester, our hometown. The Champion brand is incredibly proud of our Rochester heritage and all of the men and women who helped build this brand,” said Matt Waterman, General Manager of Champion Athleticwear. The 23nd annual Five Star Bank Party in the Park concert series will take place every Thursday from June 6 to Aug. 8 – except for July 4 -- from 5 to 10 p.m. Music starts at 5:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $7 (children 12 and under are free). Tickets and VIP passes can be purchased at the gate, through Ticketmaster (ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000 with associated service charges) or at the Auditorium Theater box office, 885 E. Main St. Patrons may bring one sealed bottle of water into the Five Star Bank Party in the Park concerts. Lawn chairs, bicycles, skateboards, in-line skates and pets will not be allowed in. In addition, a strict no-smoking policy will be enforced. Smokers must go to a designated, marked area. In the event of extreme inclement weather, the rain location for Party in the Park concerts will be at Anthology, 336 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14604. Parking is available at nearby parking garages including the Washington Square Garage, 111 Woodbury Blvd.; the Court Street Garage, 194 Court St. and at the East End Garage, 475 E. Main St. Parking will also be available at The Strong, 1 Manhattan Square. This year’s lineup includes: • June 6: Zac Brown Tribute Band; Springer; Jumbo Shrimp • June 13: Toots and the Maytals; Majestics; Noble Vibes • June 20: Start Making Sense; Samantha Fish; Steve Grills and the Roadmasters • June 27: Twiddle; Andy Frasco and the U.N.; Teagan and the Tweeds • July 11: Lettuce; The Medicinals; Jack West • July 18: Almost Queen; Gedeon Luke and the People; John Shapiro • July 25: War; Brandon “Taz” Niederauer; Grupo Next Level • Aug. 1: Aqueous, City of the Sun; Root Shock • Aug. 8: Galactic; Adam Ezra Group; Junk Yard Field Trip Returning this year to Party in the Park are the MVP Health Care Family Zone, the VIP Ultra Lounge, the Craft Beer Garden and Bazaar in the Park. The VIP Ultra Lounge provides exclusive access to a VIP Ultra Lounge with a full cash bar, table service, private restrooms, front stage access, complimentary snacks, chair massage and a commemorative lanyard. VIP Ultra Lounge tickets are $35, will be available on a limited basis for each show online at www.ticketmaster.com.