Updated: March 15, 2022 12:42 PM
Created: March 15, 2022 12:39 PM
ROCHESTER N.Y. (WHEC) – The Rochester International Jazz Festival is back in-person, with new venues, new sponsors, and new artists for this year's festival.
Artists include Robin Thicke, the Bacon Brothers, and Chris Botti just to name a few. Organizers are also planning to launch a new jazz fest app next month.
The festival will sponsor the 6th annual Roc Juneteenth 5K race, with a live jazz performance at the finish line.
Gibbs Street will once again turn into "Jazz Street" for the duration of the festival, which is scheduled for June 17th through 25th. The festival received a government grant this year, spearheaded by Senator Chuck Schumer.
“Instead of putting it into infrastructure and different things that we would be able to do for future festivals, we made a decision to take the majority of this grant, and we put it into all free programming, so this is really really exciting," Schumer said.
The festival will have 27 free shows on Parcel Five. There will also be free shows at Martin Luther King Jr. Park. The complete lineup is available on the Rochester International Jazz Festival's website.
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