The CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival (RIJF) returns for its 20th Edition June 23 to July 1, 2023. With nine days filled with amazing music, we've pulled together a guide with the must-knows for getting around Rochester's top music event.
Music + More
Did you know? RIJF is presented in three series. The Club Pass series with 192 shows, and the Headliner series of 10+ FREE shows, and 90 other free shows and events—all of which are held within 19 venues throughout Rochester's East End.
You can purchase a 3-day shareable Club Pass, or 9-day shareable Club Pass. Note: Entry without a pass will be first-come-first-served for $30 or $35, cash only, at the venues.
Free headliner shows at the City of Rochester Wegmans Stage at Parcel 5 will feature:
St. Paul & The Broken Bones, June 24
Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers, June 28
Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, June 29
Artimus Pyle Band Celebrating Lynyrd Skynyrd, June 30
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, July 1
View the official schedule here.
Official Jam Sessions happen nightly starting at 10:30 p.m. at Astor on Main at the Hyatt Regency Rochester. You never know who might show up!
2023 Festival Map
The festival map is available here.
There is ample parking all around the festival. Please read signs carefully as parking is not permitted on some streets or in private lots. Click here for additional parking information.
HOPR bikes and scooters are a fun, healthy and affordable way to get around Rochester. You can also enjoy HOPR bikes & scooters for last mile commuting together with RTS or for recreation. To get going download the HOPR Transit App.
Food + Beverages
There will be a wide variety of food trucks, and food and beverage vendors at the festival on E. Main St. between Chestnut St. and Gibbs St., in and outside the Rochester Regional Health Big Tent, on Jazz Street (Gibbs St.), near outdoor stages on Parcel 5, East and Chestnut, Wegmans Pavilion, and at several Club Pass venues. There are also many great restaurants in the festival area.
Brochure + Free App
The 2023 RIJF brochure will be available at the Ticket Shop at 100 East Avenue starting June 12 and during the festival at any venue. Download the free RIJF app on iPhone or Android for a mobile version of the festival's full schedule, list of artists, venues, maps, news and links to buy tickets online.
The Hyatt Regency Rochester is the official hotel of the 2023 RIJF. To make your reservations, please click here.
Looking for additional information or recommendations on how to maximize your trip to Rochester? Stop our Visitor Information Booth on Jazz Street (Gibbs Street) to meet the Visit Rochester team.
Don't forget to share your adventures in Rochester and at this year's CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival using #VisitROC on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.