Corn Hill Neighbors Association, 133 S. Fitzhugh St., Rochester, and ESL Federal Credit Union will host the 49th annual Corn Hill Arts Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 8 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 9.
The free event will feature 350 original artists and vendors as they exhibit and sell their handcrafted works.
The food court will feature beer and wine for purchase. Glenora Wine Cellars will offer wine tastings from the Finger Lakes region. Labatt Blue Light and various craft beers will be on tap at the Gazebo Stage area on Lunsford Circle.
Attendees will enjoy 25 live performances across four stages. Headliners include Southern soul band Miller and The Other Sinners and Lyin’ Eyes, an Eagles tribute band.
SBH Main Stage’s July 8 lineup includes Prime Time Funk with Todd East. The 10-piece band will perform jazz, funk and rhythm and blues. Robert “Freight Train” Parker will perform July 9.
The 585 Magazine Avery Mall Stage’s lineup for July 8 will feature Into the Mind, a multi-genre trio that will perform works ranging from hard rock to progressive rock with hints of jazz. Starling will perform July 9.
Los Blancos will perform blues, soul, zydeco, Latin, country, funk and folk music July 8 on the Labatt Blue Light Gazebo Stage. July 9 performers include CHAF Jazz Trio Surprise and East’s Billy Joel Tribute Show with various members of Prime Time Funk and Me and The Boyz.
Rochester Woman Online Porch at 27 Atkinson Street Stage will present various genres, including Fatima Razic on July 8. The Davines, a father and son duet, will perform folk, blues and jazz July 9.
Stokoe Farms Express, an 1800s steam engine replica complete with a coal car, passenger cars and a caboose, will transport passengers around a course in the Nathaniel Rochester School parking lot off Adams Street. The conductor will wear period costume, and is available for photo opportunities.
The fifth annual Fairy Houses Tour will showcase intricate and whimsical fairy houses. Other family-focused attractions include a Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventures climbing area in the Community Area, bounce houses and sand art.
The ninth annual Emerging Artists Expo will recognize first-time exhibitors ages 15-25 for their displays and artwork, which will be available for sale.
“This year’s Corn Hill Arts Festival will truly have something for everyone,” said Bill Kelly, festival chairman. “We look forward to bringing even more art, music and magical experiences to those who attend.”
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