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Jazz Fest Guide

Updated: Friday, June 20 2014, 07:31 AM EDT

The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival Guide:


The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival starts Friday.

The festival is at Rochester’s East End Cultural district.  All the venues are within walking distance of each other and are handicapped accessible.




East End Garage475 Main St. East, Rochester, NY 14604. $5 per car, starting 4:00 PM daily, Sat/Sunday $5 per car starting at 11 am (585) 325-7860 Use Scio Street entrance


Washington Square Garage111 Woodbury Boulevard, Rochester, NY 14607. $7 per car, starting at 5:00 PM daily, Sat $7 per car starting at 11 am (585) 232-3810 


NYSUT & Isaac Heating lots30 N. Union Street (corner of Charlotte St.), Rochester, NY 14607. $7 daily, No overnights or WILL be towed.


Surface lots, fees vary, all are operated by private owners, the festival does not operate any parking. 

Sister Cities Garage28 N. Fitzhugh St., Rochester, NY 14614, closest to Rochester Plaza Hotel for Jam Sessions, 1st 2 hours: $2, each additional hour (or any part of) add $2.00/hr up to $10.00 daily max, weekends free




Gibbs Street  (from East Avenue to East Main)  

June 16 (Midnight) to Monday, June 30 (Midnight)


Chestnut Street (from East Main to East Avenue)

 June 20 (6AM) to June 22 (2AM)

June 27 (6AM) to June 29 (2AM)




East Avenue (from East Main to Scio Street)  and Chestnut Street (from Broad Street to East Avenue)

June 20 (5PM-Midnight)

 June 21 (5PM-Midnight)

 June 27 (5PM-Midnight)

 June 28 (5PM-Midnight)

 EAST AVE (From Prince Street to Alexander Street)

June 28 (6AM) to June 29 (2AM)

 EAST AVE (From Alexander Street to Union Street) & ALEXANDER STREET (From Charlotte Street to Park Avenue)

 June 28 (5PM-Midnight)

 MAIN STREET (from Gibbs Street to Chestnut-not to include Gibbs or Chestnut)

Friday, June 20 to Saturday June 28 (5pm-midnight)



Headliner show and Club Passes if still available - purchase at rochesterjazz.com, or call 585-454-2060 or visit the Jazz Fest Ticket Shop at the corner of East Avenue and Gibbs Street open June 17, 10AM-6PM and daily during the fest from 10AM-11PM.

Club Shows - enter with the Club Pass or $20/$25 cash only at the door. First-come, first-served for everyone, no reserved seating, no advance sales. 

Free Shows - no tickets required all shows rain or shine.

For those coming from out of town and staying at the Rochester Plaza Hotel and Conference Center. They offer Jazz Fest Packages and it is within walking distance to the festival.

The festival offers food and beverages on:

  • Jazz Street
  • In and outside the Unity Health System Festival Big Tent
  • East Avenue on Fridays and Saturdays for free shows.

Food and beverages are also served at the following Club Pass venues.

  • Abilene's
  • Harro East Ballroom
  • Max at Eastman Place
  • The Little Theatre
  • The Rochester Club

Some additional information:

  • Portable seats will be available for purchase but patrons may bring their own.
  • Please leave pets, coolers, food, are prohibited. The use of cameras at recording devices is strictly prohibited for all indoor concerts at the festival.
  • ATM’s will be located in different locations around the festival

For more information about this year’s XRIJF  visit: Rochesterjazz.com

Jazz Fest Guide

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