ROCHESTER, N.Y. — An event that is both one of Rochester's most popular festivals and biggest boosts for its economy is back after two long years of absence.
The CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival will return to downtown June 17-25.
Organizers announced details for the event on Tuesday, including the musical lineup. There will be 325 shows and more than 1,750 artists performing at 20 venues around the city.
Some of the headliners include Chris Botti, Tommy Emmanuel, Spyro Gyra, Robin Thicke, The Bacon Brothers and Wynonna Judd.
The full lineup can be seen here.
Organizers say this year all headliners will be presented free on two major outdoor stages, one at Parcel 5 and the other at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park. All headlining shows are free, open to the public and there are no tickets required.
“It is with a profound gratitude to all our patrons and sponsors that RIJF has been able to weather the past two years of the global pandemic,” said John Nugent, producer, and artist director. “It has been an extremely challenging period worldwide for all live event producers. We are beyond excited to bring the Rochester International Jazz Festival back to all of you as global health restrictions ease."
“Along with the entire Rochester International Jazz Festival team, we’re incredibly proud to announce a lineup that cumulatively rivals any festival we have put together in our 19-year history,” said Marc Iacona, producer and executive director. “We thank everyone for their unwavering support throughout this unprecedented time."
The CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival typically draws hundreds of thousands of people to the area from all over the world.
For full details, or to buy tickets, click here.