Rochester Lilac Festival CLOSED Monday, May 13

May 13, 2019

Due to heavy, continuous rain over the past several days and tomorrow’s forecast, Rochester Lilac Festival Producers and the Monroe County Parks Department have made the difficult decision to close the Festival for Monday, May 13. To keep the fun times rolling, Festival Producer Jeff Springut has arranged for the evening headliners, The BB King Blues Band featuring Michael Lee of NBC’s The Voice and Daniel Ponder & the Tomorrow People, to perform at Anthology, located at 336 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14604. Doors at 6:30 pm, show begins at 7:30 pm.

These performances will continue to be free, but space is limited. Those who have purchased Recipe 21 VIP Ultra Lounge or Party Deck tickets for Monday, May 13 performances can use their tickets for any of this week’s entertainment at the Rochester Lilac Festival or request a refund by contacting the producers at

“Mother Nature has put a damper on our plans, but we’re grateful to have had five years without a rain closure,” said Lilac Festival Producer Jeff Springut. “A big thank you to Anthology for hosting our phenomenal talent of Danielle Ponder & the Tomorrow People and The BB King Blues Band featuring Michael Lee,” Springut continued.

The weather will be closely monitored throughout the day in the hopes that it clears enough to reopen the grounds Tuesday, May 14. Additional information will be provided as soon as possible.

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