News 8 celebrates the start of the Lilac Festival

Lilac Festival
News 8 celebrates the start of the Lilac Festival

ROCHESTER, NY (WROC) — News 8 spent the first day of Lilac Festival live at Highland Park.

Friday marked the start of the festival that is the official kickoff of festival season in Rochester.

So many come out to the Lilac Festival for the sights and smells of the lilacs but make no mistake: this is a killer music festival as well.

Sahlen’s Music Stage attracts top-notch talent, especially with local music producer Jeff Springut at the helm. Oh and it’s free!

Taking the stage at 7 p.m. on Friday is Yonder Mountain Band.

Aside from the music, News 8 has a tent at the festival and will hold a meet and greet during the event. A schedule of events for this weekend (May 11 and 12) is available below:

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