The Erie Canal is one of Rochester's most iconic and scenic geographic features. Combine it with live music and you've got a recipe for a great summer day. The Fairport Music and Food Festival presents local musical acts from a variety of genres and a taste of Fairport on Friday, August 22, and Saturday, August 23. Musical acts include acoustic rockers Jumbo Shrimp, jazz combo The Bill Tiberio Band, and popular 10-piece soul dynamo Prime Time Funk. Nearly 30 food vendors will also serve food to cater to any appetite, from pulled pork and Philly cheese steak to lobster cakes and Buffalo wings. Proceeds from the event will be donated to Golisano Children's Hospital.
The Fairport Music and Food Festival will take place Friday, August 22, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Saturday, August 23, from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. The festival is held at a number of stages along the Erie Canal in the village of Fairport. Parking is available at the Village Landing or Packett's Landing lots on the canal's South Side, as well as throughout the village of Fairport. Tickets cost $10. For more information, including directions and ticket sales, visit fairportmusicfestival.com.