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Rochester Fringe Festival returning in September



Rochester, New York – Rochester Fringe Festival is returning in person in September, following a virtual experience last year.

The festival will run from September 13 to 24, bringing theater, circus performances, musical acts, and more to venues throughout the city.

According to festival organizers, they will be holding a “Big Reveal” lineup announcement on Monday, July 11 at 10:30 a.m. to promote their upcoming performances for their 11th annual iteration of the festival.

Starting at 9:45 a.m., there will also be also a pre-press conference breakfast reception. Both will be held outdoors at the Dawn Lipson Canalside Stage at the JCC.

Fringe festivals started in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1947, and spread globally. The Rochester Fringe Festival, in particular, is among 50 fringe festivals across the nation and has hosted creative acts at venues across the city for over a half-million visitors. Rochester’s Fringe Festival curates a significant amount of its lineup through applications from local artists, in comparison to selected via the organization alone.

The annual, free, outdoor spectacle that occurs has been called “The Rochester Model” by more than 200 fringe festivals worldwide.

The lineup will announce all performers playing throughout the festival this year.

After the announcement, tickets will go on sale.