Lilac Festival canceled Monday due to weather

May 13, 2019 07:03 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Organizers of the Lilac Festival have announced that the festival will be closed on Monday.

The decision was made due to the heavy rain over the past several days in addition to the forecast.


Festival producer Jeff Springnut says Monday's headliners, The BB King Blues Band featuring Michael Lee and Danielle Ponder & the Tomorrow People will perform at Anthology beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The performances will be free but space is limited. Doors for the event open at 6:30 p.m.

People who have purchased Recipe 21 VIP Ultra Lounge or Party Deck tickets for those performances can use their tickets for any of the week's entertainment or request a refund by contacting

Organizers will be monitoring the weather on Monday in hopes that the grounds can be reopened on Tuesday.

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