Bell Biv DeVoe in Da Roc

June 13, 2019

***Tickets can be purchased on the or in person at the Frontier Field Box Office, 1 Morrie Silver Way.***

Bell Biv Devoe to Headline Rochester Summer Soul Music Festival August 24

R&B Singer Keke Wyatt Also Added to the Line-Up

 (Friday, May 3, 2019) – Mayor Lovely A. Warren today announced that Bell Biv Devoe will  headline this summer’s Rochester Summer Soul Music Festival at Frontier Field on Saturday, Aug. 24.

“Bell Biv Devoe is an act that will definitely get the crowd pumped,” said Mayor Lovely A. Warren.  “Their music is infectious, their dance moves are exceptional and the group puts on a fantastic show.  I can’t wait to see them perform.”

Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins and Ronnie Devoe are the trio that make up Bell Biv Devoe.  The group is currently performing around the country on its 30th Anniversary Tour.  Before forming BBD, all three were original members of the R&B group, New Edition.  Credited with pioneering the “New Jack Swing” sound of the early ‘90s, BBD’s most popular songs include Do Me!, BBD (I Thought It Was Me), and the group’s debut single and smash hit, Poison.

Also scheduled to perform on Saturday is R&B singer Keke Wyatt.  The “Nothing in This World” singer was nominated for Best New R&B/Soul/Rap Artist at the 2002 Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards. She was also a cast member on TV One’s program, R & B Divas: Atlanta.

Other national recording artists are still being added to the Saturday lineup and will be announced in the coming weeks.

This year’s Rochester Summer Soul Music Festival will be a two-day event, bringing exceptional entertainment to our community on Fri. and Sat., Aug. 23 – 24, 2019.

The festival kicks off on Friday, Aug. 23 with a Summer Soul Tailgate Party from 6 – 11 p.m. at Frontier Field.  Billed as the “Best of the Bands,” the event will feature local and regional talent, along with a variety of food and beverage vendors. Attendees can vote for their choice of the best band, and the winner will perform before a crowd of thousands as the opener for Saturday’s show.

Early Bird tickets are currently on sale for both days of the Rochester Summer Soul Music Festival.  Early Bird ticket prices are in effect now through May 31.  Tickets for Bell Biv Devoe and the rest of the Saturday lineup are $45 for general admission, $65 for upper premium seating (Tier 2) and $75 for lower premium seating (Tier 1).

Following the Early Bird sale, regular ticket pricing will be in effect from June 1 through August 24.  Regular ticket prices for the Saturday concert will be: $59 general admission, $79 for upper premium seating (Tier 2) and $99 for lower premium seating (Tier 1).

Tickets for Friday’s Summer Soul Tailgate Party are also on sale.  The Early Bird price is $15.  After May 31, tickets will increase to $20.

Patrons can save $10 by purchasing a two-day Soul Combo Ticket that’s good for both Friday and Saturday admission.  Early bird combo ticket prices are:  $50 general admission; $70 for Tier 2 premium seating; and $80 for Tier 1 premium seating.  Pricing for combo tickets will increase after May 31.

Xperience Live Events, LLC, a Maryland-based events planning company founded by Rochester native Varick Baiyina, will once again serve as the promoters of the festival.  The company is committed to building the Rochester Summer Soul Music Festival into a premier community event with regional appeal that also spurs economic growth in the city of Rochester.

Sponsors for this year’s Summer Soul Music Festival include Henderson Ford, 103.9 WDKX and Roc Royal Foundation.  Additional sponsorships are expected to be added.

For more information and updates on the Rochester Summer Soul Music Festival visit

***Early bird ticket specials end May 31st!!****

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