Opening Day of the 15th Anniversary Edition is Friday June 24! Grace Potter Headlines, Fitz and the Tantrums, John Mooney & Bluesiana on Free Outdoor Stages In the Clubs: Brecker Bros Reunion Band, Scofield and Lovano Quartet, Catherine Russ

June 23, 2016

Rochester, NY -- June 23, 2016 -- The 15th anniversary edition of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival starts Friday, June 24 and continues through July 2. Enjoy 325 concerts with 1500+ artists at 19 venues including more than 90 free shows. Here is the opening day schedule of concerts plus other activities going on.

Music and More! Tickets - buy at Ticket Shop, corner East Ave and Gibbs St. or at Chick Corea/Joey Alexander show SOLD OUT. 3-day and 9-day Club Passes still available. 
  • Will Call Tickets for Eastman Theatre headliner shows will be available one hour before the show in the Theatre lobby.
  • Redeem Club Pass Tickets for Passes before you attend a concert. Redeem at the Kiosk on Gibbs St. (Jazz Street), Ticket Office or Merch Tent.
  • New! Kilbourn shows this year are 6 & 9PM
  • New! Save Time in Line at Max and Kilbourn, see details
  • New! Entry at the door for Club Pass shows is $30 ($35 Kilbourn Hall)
  • Official Merchandise - Merch Tent, Jazz St.
  • Check out the Xerox InfoCenters around the festival
  • Free Trolley Shuttle, courtesy Harris Beach, see stops, 3PM - Midnight 
  • East Avenue is open to vehicles and pedestrians over the Inner Loop. See complete street closings & parking info
  • The Sweet Shot, Xerox's free photo booth, Jazz St.
  • Food Trucks & Vendors, Main St, East Ave, outside Rochester Regional Big Tent, see Food Guide
  • D&C Mobile Device Charging Stations - Merch Tent, Jazz St.
  • Lip Sync Challenge to benefit AutismUp, Merch Tent, Jazz St.
  • HeluvaGood! free samples, 5-10PM, Chestnut at East Ave
  • Water bottle filling station, Jazz St.
  • Rochester Regional Health First Aid Tent, outside Merch Tent @ Main St.
  • Chalk Artist - outside Rochester Regional Health Big Tent
  • Donate musical Instruments, Merch Tent, 5-7:30PM
  • Festival Photos posted daily at & on
  • Jam Sessions nightly from 10:30PM at State Street Bar & Grill, Holiday Inn
  • Share Your Feedback! Take the XRIJF Survey during and after the fest (survey opens tomorrow evening)
  • See Friday June 24th Concert Schedule 

    Festival Information

  • Tickets and information at
  • Download schedule,  venue mapshuttle map, and Free Show flier
  • Download free 2016 XRIJF App.
  • Follow us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter. Use the hashtag #XRIJF
  • Fold-out Brochures and 116-Page Program Guides -  available at venues & Ticket Shop
  • InfoCenter kiosks are at Rochester Regional Health Big Tent, Harro East Ballroom, Xerox Auditorium at Xerox Plaza, Avangrid Foundation/RG&E Fusion Stage, XRIJF Merchandise Tent, and Squeezers Stage at Anthology