Next Saturday, for only $10, catch the music of some great emerging local and national musicians at the Water Street Music Hall as the First Annual Rochester Independent Music Festival kicks off.

Rochester’s own Gregory Paul, Mint Jam, Julia Nunes and Veluxe take the stage along with Jodi Shaw from NYC and The Wicked Felinas from South Carolina/NYC rockin’ the Hall from 7 p.m. ’til 1 a.m.

Below, check out the music of rockers Mint Jam and Youtube and Ukelele sensation Julia Nunes:

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more about “Gabe Condon Mint Jam“, posted with vodpod

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more about “First Impressions (original)“, posted with vodpod


Between sets, the audience can enjoy Sticky Lips Pit Barbecue and a game or two of Beer Pong (don’t forget I.D.), thanks to the High Falls Brewing Company.   Push Physical Theatre will entertain with gravity-defying feats of “human sculpture art” between sets.

Co-Founder and Executive Producer Ned Corman was inspired by Austin, Texas’ South by Southwest Fest.  He and Co-founders George Daddis (Producer of Event and successful High-tech Entrepreneur) and Steven Gates (Creative Director and veteran music biz manager and producer) hope to grow the festival and take the music “to the streets” next year.  But for this year, all the action takes place at the Water Street Music Hall located at 204 N. Water Street in Rochester.

Tickets are available through all Ticketmaster locations including House of Guitars, Tickets Express (875 Main St. Rochester, NY), and charge by phone at (585) 232-1900. Click Here to buy your tickets online through Ticketmaster.