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Sahlen's Center Stage

2018 LINE UP

The Rochester Lilac Festival is known for bringing national touring acts and rising stars to entertain our festival goers. Visitors come from all over the country to see their favorite acts perform for FREE on the Sahlen’s Center Stage set among the beautiful Highland Park gardens.

Birds eye view of Lilac Festival
  • Access to VIP Experience Tent
  • Front Stage Access
  • Lounge Area
  • Full Cash-Bar
  • Air-Conditioned Restrooms
  • Commemorative Lanyard
  • Food For Purchase in VIP Tent
  • Table Service

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

Monday, May 14, 2018

10:30am   Webster Montessori Elementary Chorus

11:00am  Gates-Chili Middle School Band & Choir

12:00pm  Holley Elementary School Band & Chorus

1:00pm  Brighton Central School District

4:00pm   The Dirty Pennies

5:30pm   Steve Grills and The Roadmasters

7:00pm   The Record Company

Monday, May 14th & Tuesday, May 15th

2:00PM – 6:00PM

Clifford the Big Red Dog

a PBS Kids television show in its 11th season on
WXXI Go Public

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

10:30am   Penfield Indian Landing Singers

11:00am   Brockport Central School District Hill Top Singers & Top Brass

12:00pm   Bishop Kearney High School Murder of Crows Folk Group

1:00pm   World of Inquiry School No. 58

4:00pm   Personal Blend

5:30pm  MoChester

7:00pm   Third World

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

10:30am  Palmyra-Macedon Middle School

11:00am Siena Catholic Academy

11:30am St. Josephs Elementary School Band

12:00pm School 22 Band & Show Choir

1:00pm  Spenceport High School Jazz Band

4:00pm  River Lynch and The Spiritmakers

5:30pm   The Blind Spots

7:00pm   Starship featuring Mickey Thomas

Thursday, May 17, 2018

10:30am Gananda 5th Grade Band & Chorus

11:00am Creekside Steel Drum Band

12:00pm   Le Roy Jr./Sr. High Swingin’ Knights Jazz Ensemble

1:00pm   Main Street Players

4:00pm    Dwayne Gretzky

5:30pm   Danielle Ponder & The Tomorrow People

7:00pm    Uprooted Ft. Rusted Root’s Michael Glabicki

Friday, May 18, 2018

10:30am  Rochester City School District “Bloomin Arts”

4:00pm  The Flood

5:30pm   Smooth Hound Smith

7:00pm   The Wood Brothers

2019 Official Festival ASL Interpreters

Returning for a 3rd 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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