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27th Roc Summer Soul Music Festival Comes to Parcel 5


The 27th Rochester Summer Soul Music Festival will take place this Friday and Saturday, Aug. 18 and 19 at Parcel 5 Downtown. Tickets for Summer Soul are still available for purchase.


The Summer Soul Festival will kick off at 5 p.m., Friday, Aug. 18 with performances by the Eastman School of Music, Anthony Dounte, NA$A Family, Jimmie Highsmith Jr. featuring Prince O and Chi the Realist, Adina Howard, Troop, and Big Daddy Kane.


The music continues at 5 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 19 with performances by the Eastman School of Music, Rod Bonner, Top 5, Mambo Kings, Yo-Yo, Kid ‘n Play, and SILK.


Both days will have local food, drinks, and merchandise for sale.


Tickets are available for purchase on the Rochester Summer Soul Festival website or in person, without the online fees, at the Rochester Broadway Theatre League Box Office, 885 E. Main St. Ticket prices are as follows:


General Admission:

  • One day - $25

  • Two-day bundle - $39

Premium:

  • One day - $99

  • Two-day bundle - $179

VIP Suites:

  • One day - $2,500

  • Two-day bundle - $4,500

The Rochester Summer Soul Music Festival will cause temporary street closings this weekend. The following roads will be impacted starting at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 18 until 1 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 20:

  • Andrew Langston Way from Elm Street to E. Main Street

  • Cortland Street from Elm Street to E. Main Street

  • Elm Street from S. Clinton Avenue to Andrew Langston Way

For more information and updates on the Rochester Summer Soul Music Festival, visit www.rocsummersoulfest.com.


The Rochester Summer Soul Music Festival is a City of Rochester event produced by Xperience Live Events and made possible by the sponsorship of Wegmans, Constellation Brands, and MVP Health Care.


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