‘Party in the Park’ to host pride night this summer

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ROCHESTER, NY (WROC) — Rochester summer concert series “Party in the Park” will return on June 6, officials announced Tuesday, bringing some changes with the new season.

Among the changes, the series, which hosts concerts at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park every Thursday night through the summer, will hold two special nights.

Hometown Night on June 6 will aim to honor Rochester and celebrate Champion Athleticwear’s 100 year in business. Champion, which was founded in Rochester in 1919, will create special Rochester-themed shirts for the night.

During Pride Week, the concert series will host “Pride In The Park” night on July 18, which will feature Queen cover band Almost Queen.

Party in the Park will also bring back the family zone, the VIP lounge, the craft beer garden and Bazaar in the Park. Music starts at 5:30 p.m. each night. Tickets cost $7 (children 12 and under are free).

This year’s full lineup of shows includes:

  • June 6: Springer; Zac Brown Tribute Band; Jumbo Shrimp
  • June 13: Toots and the Maytals; Majestics; Noble Vibes
  • June 20: Start Making Sense; Samantha Fish; Steve Grills and the Roadmasters
  • June 27: Twiddle; Andy Frasco and the U.N.; Teagan and the Tweeds
  • July 11: Lettuce; Medicinals; Jack West
  • July 18: Almost Queen
  • July 25: War; Groupo Next Level
  • Aug. 1: Aqueous, Adam Ezra; Root Shock
  • Aug. 8: Galactic; Haley Jane and the Primates

(Note: There will be no July 4 show)

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