Rochester, NY Enjoy Live Music and a Unique Night Out on the Town

Written by Channel 11 Houston on November 27, 2013. Posted in Rochester neighborhood associations, Rochester new york, Rochester ny jobs

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Did you know that, in 2013, Magnolia’s Cafe and Deli opened its doors for President Obama, the Oak Hill Country Club hosted the 95th annual Professional Golf Association (PGA) tournament, and a Hollywood infiltrated downtown Rochester to film scenes for the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man 2? Over the past year or so, Rochester has been a pretty big deal. These isolated events, however, hardly reflect all that Rochester New York has to offer. What does Rochester offer visitors and locals year-round?

Why is Rochester Called Festival City?

Rochester NY is known as festival city with good reason. From spring to fall, Rochester hosts a series of nation-famous festivals, celebrating live music, art, food, and much more. The New York Times even recognized Rochester’s annual Jazz festivals as one of the top four music festivals in the country (along with New York City, Newport, and San Francisco fests).

Other popular Rochester festivals include Rochester’s Lilac Festival, BBQ and Blues Festival, Park Ave Summer Arts Fest, and the East End Music Festival. The Lilac festival features live music, food, crafts, handmade wares, and iconic lilac bouquets and bunches available for sale. The BBQ Rib and Blues Festival offers tourists and locals alike live music, free shows, and hundreds of varieties of ribs, BBQ chicken, beef brisket, and pulled pork.

A Unique Spin on a Night Out

People new to the area, or even locals, may have questions about Rochester food and drink. According to The Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester New York restaurants and bars are making exciting changes to traditional drink and cocktail menus. Restaurants offering new age, or non-traditional cocktails, hire mixologists. Mixologists infuse cocktails with unique ingredients, including local syrups and honey, cider, fruit juice, edible flowers, herbs, and rose water. One such cocktail, dubbed the Lunchbox, features Concord grape juice, diced frozen peanut butter, and chilled brandy.

In 2013, Rochester, NY made a lot of headlines. Locals and visitors, however, can find unique thrills year-round, by attending Rochester’s many festivals or indulging in Rochester’s new age cocktails.

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