The CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival (RIJF) returns for its 21st Edition June 21 to 29, 2024. 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

Jazz Fest

Did you know? RIJF is presented in three series. The Club Pass series with 216 shows, and the Headliner series of FREE and ticketed shows, and 100+ other free shows and events—all of which are held within 20 stages throughout Rochester's East End.


The Club Pass Series

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 East and Chestnut Stage presented by the City of Rochester and the Wegmans Stage at Parcel 5 will feature:

  • Chris Beard Band, June 22


  • Grupo IFE, June 26

  • SHEILA E and the E-TRAIN, June 26

  • Miller & The Other Sinners, June 27

  • LOS LONELY BOYS, June 27

  • Latriste & Frequency, June 28

  • CIMAFUNK, June 28

  • Prime Time Brass Band, June 29

  • Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen, June 29

  • REJUVENATION 50!, June 29

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!


Getting Around 


The festival map is available here.

2024 CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival map



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 2024 RIJF brochure will be available at the Ticket Shop at 100 East Avenue starting June 17 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.



Hyatt Regency Rochester

The Hyatt Regency Rochester is the official hotel of the 2024 RIJF. To make your reservations, please click here.


Visitor Information

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.


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