Discover Downtown Rochester
Beautiful days in downtown Rochester are ahead! Take advantage by grabbing lunch from a neighboring restaurant, finding a seat, and enjoying the live music provided by local musicians performing either in Peace Plaza or at The Deck on 4th and Zumbro. Here is who you can see throughout the Sidewalk Sessions 2023 season!
What does "ARPA" stand for? We'll tell you: in downtown Rochester, it means "A Resplendent Programming of Art"! With American Rescue Plan Act funds thanks to the City of Rochester, you can experience art in a variety of ways throughout downtown Rochester. Join an artist-led tour or take a self-guided tour to view downtown’s new murals and artwork on businesses’ exterior doors. The possibilities are endless when you seek out the beauty of this art in downtown.
Sidewalk Sessions provides free live musical performances each and every Monday and Friday. With the season now extended through September 16, there are more opportunities to enjoy music from local and regional musicians in Peace Plaza. Here are the performers who will entertain you during your lunch break at Sidewalk Sessions!
A byproduct of the pandemic, Sidewalk Sessions showcases local and regional musicians throughout downtown's public spaces. This year, find them performing every Monday and Friday from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. in Peace Plaza. Here's a look at who is up next for this free outdoor music series!