All events are free and open to the public.
Join celebrated juggling artist Ted Baumhauer as the Joseph Avenue Arts and Culture Alliance partners with the Rochester Fringe Festival in this free event! Learn to mesmerize a crowd with feats of wonder in an afternoon of fun for the whole family!
Jedlie's Totally Interactive Magic Circus has been amazing families for more than 30 years. Award-winning children's author and master magician Jedlie provides the energy and direction, but the real stars of this circus are in the audience. That's right! Jedlie uses volunteers, selected at random from the audience, to perform his amazing tricks and illusions. Just imagine your reaction when you see one of your neighbors "floating" in the air!
Here’s your second chance! Join celebrated juggling artist Ted Baumhauer as the Joseph Avenue Arts and Culture Alliance partners with the Rochester Fringe Festival in this free event! Learn to mesmerize a crowd with feats of wonder in an afternoon of fun for the whole family!
An improvised play with Shakespearean elements of love, danger and mischief – and oh, did we forget to mention that performers will be in masks and unable to see or talk? Watch the players come alive and take audience suggestions in an imaginative and interactive retelling** of "Romeo and Juliet." A short talk-back will follow the show, so you can meet and ask questions of this troupe of diverse performers. **Accuracy may be substituted for comedy.
Free reception to follow!
Internationally renowned classical musicians of African descent are competitively selected from across the globe to join Rochesterians in a week of over 50 performances across the city. This free event is presented in partnership with the Gateways Music Festival and Director Lee Koonce. Free for all to attend with a reception to follow.
Free reception to follow
Jorell Williams is an American operatic baritone with a wide variety of experience from standard repertoire to premiere pieces. Praised for his “magnificent, rich-tone” (The New York Times), Mr. Williams joins with celebrated local pianist Kevin Nitsch in an evening of Spanish songs alongside diverse classical literature that are sure to captivate the imagination.
Free Outdoor Picnic to follow!
Partnering with the City of Rochester, this outdoor concert boasts the highest attendance of any of the seven Around the Town concerts! Audiences will delight in this electrifying performance of multiple percussionists and marimbas on stage, played by some of the world’s leading musicians from our local award-winning orchestra.
With family activities beginning at 3:00 pm, BuJazzO's 4:00 pm FREE concert brings international artistry and films from the George Eastman archive together on a national holiday, and culminates in a FREE barbecue for the whole community this Fourth of July!