Rochester, New York – It has been almost two years since the COVID-19 pandemic and things are finally starting to get back to normal in the area. Another indication that things are going in the right direction is the return of concerts at the Lilac Festival in Highland Park.
The pandemic prompted the event to be postponed. It returned in 2021, but for only three weekends rather than the typical ten days.
A number of bands, including the Coupe De’Villes, Jumbo Shrimp, Blues Traveler, the Zac Brown Tribute Band, Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, and the Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, will participate in this year’s event.
The festival will take place over three weekends this year: May 6–8, May 12–15, and May 19–22.
Tickets for VIP seating, which includes access to a deck with a view of the stage, a cash bar, temperature-controlled private bathrooms, and a $5 food voucher, are available for purchase for every concert.
According to producer Jeff Springut, “It’s nice to know with the world being as unstable as it is right now, inflation being crazier than ever, Rochester and Monroe County can continue to produce one of the largest free festivals anywhere.”
The whole concert schedule can be found here.