10 days of free music on the

10 days of free music on the

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Rayland Baxter
Left-Handed 2nd Baseman

Friday, May 10

Americana bliss that blends country, roots, and vintage pop.

(For fans of Fleet Foxes, The Lumineers, and Jack Johnson)

Saturday, May 11

A genre-bending feast that blends jazz, hip-hop, and funk into an eclectic fusion.

(For fans of The Roots, Sly and the Family Stone, A Tribe Called Quest)  

5:30pm Zahyia

4:00pm Aaron Rizzo Band
2:30pm Sage Bava
12:00pm Girls Rock! Rochester

Ghost-Note at the Rochester Lilac Festival
Grace Serene and the super clean at the Rochester Lilac Festival

Sunday, May 12

7:00pm Ghost-Note

A fresh blend of afrobeat, and funk, led by Snarky Puppy’s percussion duo.

(For Fans of James Brown, Soulive, and Thundercat)

4:00pm Head to The Roots
2:30pm Fall Creek Brass Band
12:00pm Roc Star Academy

Pachyman at the Rochester Lilac Festival
The Medicinals at the Rochester Lilac Festival

Monday, May 13

7:00pm Pachyman

A breezy, dub and reggae-infused experience where the artists Puerto Rican roots shine bright.

(For fans of Bob Marley, King Tubby, and Fela Kuti)

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at the Rochester Lilac Festival
Horacio & La Fama salsa band at the Rochester Lilac Festival

Tuesday, May 14

Masters of high-energy swing, BBVD has been integral in revitalizing swing music for over 30 years.

(For fans of Louis Prima, Duke Ellington, and Brian Setzer Orchestra)

The Skycoasters at the Rochester Lilac Festival
Teagan & the Tweeds at Rochester Lilac Festival

Wednesday, May 15

A Rochester Institution! This nationally recognized, lively 9-piece cover band has been the life of the party for over 40 years.

(For Fans of Classic Rock, Funk, and Pop)

Danielle Ponder
Chi TheRealist at the Rochester Lilac Festival

Thursday, May 16

Rochester native and nationally touring artist brings masterful songwriting, bold vocals, and soulful storytelling to the stage.

(For fans of Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Black Pumas, and Aretha Franklin)

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble at the Rochester Lilac Festival
Claude Bennington's Fever Dream at the Rochester Lilac Festival

Friday, May 17

An electrifying eight-piece band performance blending brass, funk, and hip-hop.

(For Fans of Trombone Shorty, Vulfpeck, and Earth, Wind & Fire)

4:00pm The Sideways

Dopapod at the Rochester Lilac Festival
Eli Flynn & the Everymen at the Rochester Lilac Feetival

Saturday, May 18

7:00pm Dopapod

More than just a jam band, they deliver a mind-bending blend of funk, jazz fusion, and progressive rock.

(For fans of STS9, Disco Biscuits, and Yes)

4:00pm The Pete Griffith Group
2:30pm Judah
12:00pm Submarine School of Music

Trousdale at the Rochester Lilac Festival
Claudia Hoyser at the Rochester Lilac Festival

Sunday, May 19

7:00pm Trousdale

This powerful female band brings melodic and heartfelt harmonies that spread a message of self-acceptance and love.

(For fans of The Chicks, Kacey Musgraves, and HAIM)

4:00pm The Honey Smugglers
2:30pm Meg Williams & Travis Bowlin
1:00pm AKOMA Choir

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