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Food and drink
Food and drink will be added as soon as they are finalized.
11:45 – Jimmie Highsmith Jr., Grammy-nominated, award-winning saxophonist, Jimmie is one of Rochester’s jazz treasures. He’s shared the stage with international stars from Alicia Keys to Winton Marsalis, recorded a dozen albums, and taught a new generation of sax disciples. We welcome Jimmie and his quartet back to our festival!
12:35 – Regina Appleby, a.k.a. “The Dark Eyed Musician,” North Winton resident, provides a sampling of her Celtic-based original music.
1:00 – Fiddlers Of the Genesee, Rochester’s traditional string music club, have been pickin’ and bowin’ old and new fiddle tunes for over 30 years. With a full schedule of Friday jams, classes, and community performances, FOG welcomes new members to learn and share real down-home music.
2:00 – Innisfree has played Celtic music around our city for more than 40 years. Kathleen, Mark, Barbara & Allen wield banjolin, accordion, guitar, hammered dulcimer, and cittern, filling the air with jigs, reels, waltzes, slow airs, and a song or two, for lovers ofthe sounds of Ireland and Scotland.
3:00 – Blue 22: back for a second festival visit, the youthful rockers –– twin guitarists Dom and Nick Spinelli, bassist Eli Burgard and drummer Will Hyman –– have another year and a debut recording under their belts, and fresh original songs to mix with echoes of last century’s rock anthems. Loud and proud of their rock heritage; a band on the way up!
4:00 – King Isaac & Caribbean Extravaganza from the palm-shaded beaches of Buffalo, bring the tropic sounds of the steel drum. Such positive vibe from Alfred St. John in 2022, that when Alfred had a conflict this year, we asked him to refer another steel drum band. He recommended Caribbean Extravaganza, regional and international performers for over 20 years, around the US and from Dubai to Korea. We welcome them to our neighborhood!
Dick “Prof. Airhead” Stutzman will entertain children throughout the afternoon, with an assortment of balloon animals; the “Professor’s” been our festival friend for several years! He’ll be joined by Nancy Chapman’s face painting.
Be sure to pick up your free raffle ticket at the main festival tent. You could win a valuable gift card!
Thank you to our sponsors
Assemblyman Harry Bronson; Summit Federal Credit Union; Howard Hanna Rochester, Inc.; Child Care Council, Inc.; McDonald’s of Culver Road; Wegmans; ROC City Leasing, Inc.; ESL Federal Credit Union; Mark’s Pizzeria; Marilyn Schutte; Graves Bros. Home Improvement; Lamar; WROC Channel 8; City of Rochester; North Winton Village Association.
Browncroft Garage; Szulgit Electric; Euphoria Liquor; Crazy Dog T-shirts; Lucky’s; Michael Geraci Law Office; Mallo Home Improvement; Rochester Picture Framing; Liberty Family Restaurant; Neighborworks; Community Partners; Cedarwood Community Partners (Winton Gardens Towers); Lozier Environmental Consulting, Inc.; Mayer Hardware, Inc.
Julian’s Dry Cleaners; John E. Manser Insurance Agency, Inc.; Jamie Romero; County Clerk’s Office; NY State Senator Samra Brouk; NY State Assemblywoman Sarah Clark; Representative Joe Morelle; Siewert Equipment; Blossom Road Medicine, LLC; Doorbell Vet; Bob and Karen Olyslager; Vertus Charter School; Vogels Collision Service; Joe Pollizi; Mer-Win Automotive; Citizens Bank; Salvatore’s Pizza; Full Heart Dentistry; Captain Jim’s Fish Market
Volunteer festival committee
Chair – Marilyn Parchus
Music Program Coordinator & Sound – Allen Hopkins
Graphic Artist – Nicole Clevenger
Social Media – Brian Halligan
Signs – Sherry Sabo, Karen and Bob Olyslayer, Marilyn Schutte, Nicole Clevenger, Josie Oplentisima, True North Church, & Boy Scouts Troop 37
Lighting & Electric – Eric Szulgit
Linear Garden Grounds – Bob & Karen Olyslayer
Vendor & Booth Coordinators – Sherry Sabo & Karen Olyslager
Committee Members – Boy Scouts Troop 37, Nicole Clevenger, Karen and Bob Olyslayer, Josie Oplentisima, Marilyn Parchus, Marilyn Schutte, Sherry Sabo, & True North Church
Security – Frank Schreib