Rochester Summer Soul Music Festival

A Long Legacy & A New Name

It may come as a surprise that the music festival coming up August 25th & 26th has been around for nearly a quarter century. That’s because, earlier this year, The Rochester MusicFest was re-tooled, re-branded, and re-named The Rochester Summer Soul Festival. The City of Rochester has been producing the family-friendly festival since 1995, and this will be its first year at Frontier Field. In addition to the lineup of incredible musical artists, the weekend will feature a block party in the VIP Parking Lot each day with a community stage, children’s activities, a health zone, local vendors, and food trucks.

Saturday Performances

  • Angie Stone
  • Music Soulchild
  • Al B. Sure
  • Raheem Devaughn
  • Kindred the Family Soul


  • George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
  • The Mary Jane Girls
  • Morris Day & The Time
  • Cameo ft. Larry Blackmon

Saturday, August 25 – Sunday, August 26, 2018

  • Community Block Party: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm  Stadium parking lots and grassy areas (All Ages Free)                  
  • Festival / Concert: Doors Open @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm  Stadium infield (Ticketed Paid Admission)      
  • General admission is $40 for each day or $55 for the whole weekend. Buy tickets or view the seating chart here