Thursday, July 10 - Sunday, July 13, 2014

  • Serving Ribs & BBQ daily beginning at 11:30am
  • FREE admission each day 11:30am-3:00pm. $10 after 3:00pm
  • Children 12 and under are always FREE
  • There is plenty of covered seating and picnic areas to enjoy your BBQ meal
  • Tickets can be purchased at the gate or in advance with no service fee at the House of Guitars, Record Archive and The Bop Shop
  • VIP is available and benefits Meals On Wheels More Info

Ribs & BBQ

The only rib festival of its kind in New York State, this Rochester rib fest brings six specialty Rib Masters each with a unique preparation style. See who's coming and what's on the menu

Music Lineup & the 2014 Edition

The Playing For Change Band, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Shemekia Copeland and Kelley Hunt are just a few of the headliners anchoring a main stage lineup that includes more than 20 concerts over 4 days . See the Music Lineup

Hours & Admission

Plenty of covered seating and picnic space is provided for your comfort. Children 12 and under are free. All musical entertainment is free with your paid admission.

Thursday, July 10 11:30am-10pm Lunchtime Admission is Free, $10 after 3pm
Friday, July 11 11:30am-10pm Lunchtime Admission is Free, $10 after 3pm
Saturday, July 12 11:30am-10pm Lunchtime Admission is Free, $10 after 3pm
Sunday, July 13 11:30am-9pm Lunchtime Admission is Free, $10 after 3pm




Getting Here

Held annually at the festival site inside Monroe County's famous Highland Park Map/Directions


VIP includes festival admission, entry to the private VIP Tent where you'll enjoy an all-you-can-eat BBQ buffet, dedicated cash bar, private air condition restrooms, and premium front-of-stage access. More Info

General Admission and VIP tickets can be Purchased in advance online and at the House of Guitars, Record Archive and The Bop Shop

Host a Group VIP

Get your group together and save on VIP! Bring your clients, co-workers, friends, or family to the most entertaining, stress-free BBQ picnic. Pair delicious All-You-Can-Eat BBQ, and a smoking hot entertainment line-up in one of Monroe County’s finest parks for a unique party like no other! 

Plan your event here!

Highland Park Festival Site Ground Rules

This is family and environmentally friendly festival!

The following ground rules apply to the Festival Site within Highland Park. Bicycles, skateboards, in-line skates and pets are not allowed. With the exception of one sealed bottle of water, visitors may not bring food or beverages into the festival grounds. While chairs are allowed, they are restricted to a defined area. Blankets are welcome.

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