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  • FREE
  • $ 0 /Everyday
    • Up close and personal! (Get there early!)
    • Great view of our ASL interpreters
    • Cash Bar of Wine/Beer bar
    • right next to stage
    • Bubbly Bar too!
    • Crowd and party atmosphere
    • You’re allowed to bring your own blankets to sit on
    • Great for space for dancing around and enjoying the spring time in Rochester
    • All ages
    • Completely FREE!
  • Recipe 21 High Spot Party Deck
  • $ 15 /per day
      • Full cash bar that includes beer, wine and liquor
      • Hang out on a deck above the crowds
      • Great stage views
      • Take a break from the crowd
      • Come and go as often as you like
      • Upgraded/Private restrooms
      • 21+

    $5 Increase at Door for Tickets
    (if not sold out)

    Presale is live (You can still join the list, just click the link below!)

  • VIP ULTRA lounge
  • $ 40 /per day
    • The ULTIMATE Experience– for only $40!
    • Front and Back stage lounge area
    • Private tent
    • Upgraded/private restrooms
    • Free drink!
    • Complimentary Chair Massages
    • Tasty goodies from Trader Joe’s
    • Commemorative Lanyard
    • 21+

    $5 Increase at Door for Tickets (if not sold out)

    Presale is live (You can still join the list, just click the link below!)

Every headliner of the festival will have ASL Interpretation. Learn more about our interpreters here.

Due to COVID-19, all dates below will be rescheduled for 2020.

2020 Official Festival ASL Interpreters

Returning for a 4th year doing all 10 nights

Terri Reisinger

Born and raised in both Rochester and Old Forge, New York, Terri Reisinger has been a professional sign language interpreter for over ten years. She graduated from RIT’s Interpreting program and has worked in a variety of settings over the years. Having a huge passion for the performing arts she has interpreted for rock and roll greats such as Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers and Phish. When not working Terri can be found with her beautiful four-year-old son, laughing, snowboarding, hiking and enjoying the magic of live music and festivals.

Kim Billyard

A native to the Rochester area, Kim Billyard got her degrees at the Rochester Institute of Technology including a MS in Human Resource Development and both BS/AAS in American Sign Language-English Interpretation.  She has been a professional sign language interpreter for more than 13 years.  In her free time, she enjoys camping, playing card games, meditation, and going to see her favorite bands perform.

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2020 Rochester Lilac Festival announcement

As of today, we are being advised by the Monroe County Health Department that we will be unable to hold the 2020 Rochester Lilac Festival during the originally planned timeframe of May 8th -17th. As you can imagine, this is painful for all of us. However, we are hopeful and optimistic that we will be able to reschedule.

As time progresses, and more information is known, we’ll be letting you, our valued Festival participants and attendees know if, and when we plan to reschedule the Festival.

Hang in there and stay healthy.

Your Rochester Lilac Festival Team