It's an event that draws hundreds of thousands of fans from all over the world. The full lineup for the 2023 CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival was released on Tuesday.
The event will be held June 23 - July 1 at 19 venues in downtown Rochester.
This year marks the 20th edition of the festival and there will be traditional headliners, free shows and club pass performances.
Ticketed headliner shows return to Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre this year:
- June 23 - Pat Metheny Side-Eye, 8 p.m. - tickets on sale now
- June 24 - Keb' Mo', 8 p.m. - tickets on sale Friday, March 24, 10 a.m.
- June 25 - Omara Portuondo, “VIDA” The Farewell Tour, 4 p.m. - tickets on sale Friday, March 24, 10 a.m.
- June 27 - Bonnie Raitt: Just Like That ...Tour 2023 (SOLD OUT), 8 p.m.
Five free headliner shows will be presented on outdoor stages. No tickets are required and the shows will go on rain or shine.
- June 28 - Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers - 9 p.m., Wegmans Stage at Parcel 5
- June 29 - Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes - 9 p.m., Wegmans Stage at Parcel 5
- June 30 - Artimus Pyle Band Celebrating Lynyrd Skynyrd - 9 p.m., Wegmans Stage at Parcel 5
- July 1 - Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue - 9 p.m., Wegmans Stage at Parcel 5
- June 24 - St Paul & The Broken Bones - 9 p.m., City of Rochester Stage at East Ave. & Chestnut St.
There will be more than 100 free shows on nine stages:
- On the City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage - 49 free shows presented by the Community Foundation
- In the new Wegmans Pavilion on East Avenue at Chestnut Street - 16 free shows
- Squeezers Nightly Jam Sessions presented by the DiMarco Group at the Hyatt Regency Rochester
- Nightly 6 p.m. shows in the Rochester Regional Health Tent
- Eight shows on the Wegmans Stage at Parcel 5
- Five jazz workshops for music students sponsored by Wegmans and led by artists performing at the festival
- Five noon concerts in the Rochester Monroe County Central Library
- Two free shows on the City of Rochester Stage at East Avenue and Chestnut Street
- Scholarship concert at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre
The festival's Club Pass Series will present 192 shows at 11 venues.
Attendance for the 2022 festival set a record at 210,000 fans.
For full details and ticketing information, click here.