2017 Corn Hill Arts Festival Music Line-Up Announced

Rochester, NY, June 6, 2017 – The 49th Annual Corn Hill Arts Festival, presented by ESL Federal Credit Union, will be held on July 8th & 9th 2017.  The Festival is a Rochester tradition that celebrates art in a variety of mediums. This year’s Festival will have a renewed emphasis on music, featuring 25 free performances on four stages throughout the two-day event. With such a variety of performances to choose from, visitors will have an opportunity to enjoy  jazz, R&B, funk, soul, gospel, and folk and more.

The Corn Hill Arts Festival is honored to have Miller and The Other Sinners as the Festival’s featured headliner entertainment act for 2017 on the SBH Main Stage.  This nationally touring Southern Soul band, brings a blend of gut-bucket delta grit, Memphis soul, gospel spirit and funky rhythm and blues to the stage.

Lyin’ Eyes, an Eagles tribute band, featuring talented musicians from the Rochester area, will recreate a selection of memorable favorites to kick off the weekend on the SBH Main Stage.

Saturday afternoon’s SBH Main Stage performance will include Prime Time Funk with special guest, Rochester’s Todd East. This ten-piece band is a powerhouse of music and will deliver a unique combination of jazz, funk and R&B. Todd East’s vocals and talented keyboard work will bring an added dimension to this performance.

The 585 Magazine Avery Mall Stage’s Saturday line-up will feature Into the Mind a multi-genre trio ranging from hard rock, to progressive rock with hints of jazz. Into the Mind is a young group that knows how to excite audiences with a fresh sound, personality, and overall love for music.  The Corn Hill Arts Festival is proud to showcase the band as one of the two emerging artists invited to perform for 2017.

Sunday’s highlight at The 585 Magazine Avery Mall Stage is Starling, a singer who invites the audience to experience her music with alluring, sweet, yet surprisingly powerful vocals.

The Labatt Blue Light Gazebo Stage on Saturday will feature Los Blancos. In one performance, they’ll rip through Blues, Soul, Rockin’ Zydeco, Latin, Outlaw Country, Heavy-One Funk, Folk. Touring for over a decade, they’ve rocked thousands of shows, and logged tens of thousands of miles, reveling in a genuine passion for creating music.

Sunday on the Labatt Blue Light Gazebo Stage promises a special treat for music lovers as the CHAF Jazz Trio Surprise hits the stage with three world-class jazz musicians. Full details will be announced on June 28th.

Todd East’s Billy Joel Tribute Show will hit the Labatt Blue Light Gazebo Stage and will be accompanied by various members of Prime Time Funk and Me and The Boyz. This will be a one-time performance that has been two years in the making.

Rochester Woman Online Porch at 27 Atkinson Street Stage will present a variety of genres, featuring Fatima Razic on Saturday. Fatima is an infectious singer, songwriter, looping artist, and beat-boxer. Her talent and energetic performances have made her a favorite in the Rochester, NY music scene.

The Davines, a father and son duet, will round out the weekend at the Rochester Woman Online Porch at 27 Atkinson Street Stage with their unique sound that blends folk, blues and jazz.

The complete lineup and details is available at https://cornhillartsfestival.com/entertainment/

The Festival’s media kit can be found at http://www.chafmedia.com/.

Funds raised during the Corn Hill Arts Festival through sponsorships, vendors and exhibitors are disbursed by the Corn Hill Neighbors Association for a variety of community needs. Festival funds are also used for protecting and promoting the historical character and beauty of the area. The Corn Hill Neighbors Association encourages cultural diversity, and strives to foster good relations not only within the neighborhood, but surrounding communities as well.


Miller and The Other Sinners


Todd East & Jimmy Redmond


Fatima Razic