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Elaine Lennox

2018 Corn Hill Arts Festival Sponsorship/Media Chairperson
Archer Communications
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Thursday, July 5, 2018
For Immediate Release

2018 Corn Hill Arts Festival Announces Music Line-Up

Rochester, NY, July 3, 2018 – The 50th Annual Corn Hill Arts Festival, presented by ESL Federal Credit Union, will be held on July 14th & 15th 2018. The Festival is a Rochester tradition that celebrates art in a variety of mediums. Its 50th anniversary celebration this year, will feature 25 free performances across four stages, providing visitors a variety of genres to choose from, including music from 1969, the year the Festival originated.

On Saturday, July 14th beginning at 11am, a 1969 Revival Parade will make its way through the Festivals nine streets. The Corn Hill Arts Festival is thrilled to announce that this featured event will culminate at the Helio Health Main Stage where Inside Out will play a tribute to some of the most iconic music of 1969. A classic vinyl 60’s band, their authentic sound will take you back to where it all began.

Saturday afternoon’s Helio Health Main Stage performance features Danielle Ponder and The Tomorrow People. The soulful sound of Ponder’s voice mixed with the bands power transcends genre and immediately brings people to their feet. Named Top Ten Bands to watch by City Newspaper, this is a show you won’t want to miss!

Danielle Ponder and The Tomorrow People

Chris Eves and The New Normal will be making their Corn Hill Arts Festival debut on Sunday at the Helio Health Main Stage. The Syracuse-based band’s catchy hooks and rock riffs are sure to entertain all ages. Sunday afternoons’ headliner is Majestics, a renown Reggae band who have toured with Peter Tosh, Toots and the Maytals and others, Majestics draw on traditional Reggae foundation to create original roots music!


The 585 Magazine Avery Mall Stage Saturday line-up welcomes Todd East’s Smokin’ Hot Quartet. Todd East is no stranger to the Festival and has become a crowd favorite over the years. This year he’s joining three of western New York’s most talented musicians to bring us a one-of-a-kind performance. The Nightstalkers will also take the stage on Saturday to keep the energy up with supercharged dance band classics.

Sunday’s highlight at The 585 Magazine Avery Mall Stage is Grace Lougen and Grace Stumberg whose indie and folk vibes create a hybrid style with relatable lyrics and alluring acoustics.

The Labatt Blue Light Gazebo Stage features C’est Bon Cajun Dance Band on Saturday. This group includes five women from New York’s top Cajun bands. These harmonious sisters are keeping the spirit of dancehall music alive. For over two decades the group has found a connection with their audience guaranteeing a fun time.

Sunday on the Labatt Blue Light Gazebo Stage promises a special treat for music lovers as Jeff Riales and The Silvertone Express hit the stage. A song writer and performing musician for most of his life Riales has been described as a “wordsmith” for his compositions.

Rochester Woman Online Porch at 27 Atkinson Street Stage will present a variety of genres and features Head to the Roots on Sunday. This multi-instrumental solo act has been touring the Northeast and bringing an inspiring spark to every performance.

The complete lineup and details are available on

The Festival’s media kit can be found at

About the Corn Hill Arts Festival

Funds raised during the Corn Hill Arts Festival through sponsorships, vendors and exhibitors are disbursed by the Corn Hill Neighbors Association for a variety of community needs. Festival funds are also used for protecting and promoting the historical character and beauty of the area. The Corn Hill Neighbors Association encourages cultural diversity, and strives to foster good relations not only within the neighborhood, but surrounding communities as well.

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