(Tuesday, June 1, 2021) – I am very pleased to announce that the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Rochester Summer Soul Music Festival is taking place this summer on August 27 and 28th at Frontier Field. As you know, last year the pandemic prevented us from celebrating. Because we’re so resilient here in Rochester, and thanks to our citizens who are protecting their circles, getting vaccinated and practicing COVID-19 safety guidelines, our city is emerging and recovering stronger than ever. We’re very excited to safely come back together this summer to enjoy great music, entertainment and fun activities. We’re bringing back Xperience Live Events as the festival producers, so this year promises to be an even bigger success.
The Summer Soul Music Festival will kick off at 5 p.m., Friday, August 27 with the ROC Summer Soul Tailgate DJ tribute, hosted by RUFF RYDERS in the Frontier Field VIP parking lot. The evening will feature some of the area’s best DJs, honorary DJ performances, a DJ award tribute, food, drink vendors and family fun.
The festival continues on Saturday, August 28th with the ROC Summer Soul Community Block Party from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Frontier Field VIP parking lot where you will find more family fun, food, drink, merchandise vendors, giveaways, and presentations by local talent.
Saturday’s headliner is the multi-Grammy award winning platinum selling group Boyz II Men, known for hits like End of the Road, On Bended Knee, A Song for Mama and It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye. Sharing the concert stage with Boyz II Men will be Rochester’s own TWEET and 90s legends Sugar Bear and EU.
While we’re enjoying the Rochester Summer Soul Music Festival, we will also be honoring the legacies of former Mayor William A. Johnson Jr. and City Council President Loretta C. Scott, who is the original founder end executor of the Rochester Music Fest.
Tickets can be purchased on the www.rocsummersoulfest.com website or in person at the Frontier Field Box Office, 1 Morrie Silver Way.
For more information and updates on the Rochester Summer Soul Music Festival, visit www.rocsummersoulfest.com.