FAIRPORT, N.Y. — The Fairport Music Festival comes back to town this weekend with three outdoor stages where musicians will be rocking out over the next two days.

There are even more indoors at places like Mulconry's, B-Side and Smokin' Hot Chicks.

On Friday, crews are busy setting up the outdoor stages around the village off of Lift Bridge Lane.

Darryl Walczak, along with Rob Burch, Andy McDermott and a team of dedicated volunteers, are ready to host thousands of festival-goers who are ready to rock, eat and drink. It’s a two-day jam that gives back. To date, this festival has donated more than $2 million to Golisano Children’s Hospital.

“We really wanted to do something different from a charity standpoint than a golf tournament or gala," said Walczak. "So the music festival took flight and here we are 17 years later with more than 60 bands and just thousands of people who have embraced Fairport over that time period. It’s just overwhelming the community support that we have had."

It is an amazing time that also generates money for children with medical needs in the community.

Shuttle buses will run to and from Minerva Deland School Friday night throughout the festival and all day Saturday.

Tickets are $25 and are available at the festival. One ticket gets you in for Friday and Saturday. Children ages 12 and under can enjoy the festival for free. 

For more on the music lineup, click here.