Sunday, June 29, 2008



Mayor Robert J. Duffy today announced that the City’s all-new “River City Rhythms” concert series will debut on Fri, July 4. Five free outdoor concerts are scheduled, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Fridays, July 4--Aug. 1.

“We are excited to highlight Rochester’s talented musicians and the historic Corn Hill neighborhood with this new concert series,” said Mayor Duffy. "This is a great way to kick-off the holiday weekend and it’s just the latest in a long list of fun activities going on in the city throughout the summer. I want to thank our sponsors who helped us assemble a great line-up of entertainment that is going to keep the city rockin’ all summer long."

The concerts showcase Rochester’s top area musicians, including Irish folk favorites, The Dady Brothers (July 18), Dixieland jazz band the Smugtown Stompers (July 4) and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, who will be joined by the afro-cuban, jazz-fusion artists the Mambo Kings for a special concert on the barge (July 25). The concert venue is located along the scenic Genesee River at Corn Hill Landing, between Exchange Blvd. and the Genesee River at Plymouth Ave. Parking is available on-street along Exchange Blvd., in nearby parking lots and at the Court St. Garage.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket or folding chairs. Food vendors are available, as well as restaurants at Corn Hill Landing and directly across the street on Exchange Blvd. Patrons are asked to refrain from bringing pets for everyone's safety.

Sponsorship and support for the series was provided by New York State Senator Joseph Robach, New York State Canal Corporation, Mark IV Enterprises, Corn Hill Navigation and City News. For further information, call 311 (outside the city of Rochester, call 428-5990).

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