Rochester Fringe Festival
|Country and Region||United States — New York|
|Type of Festival||Dance, Drama, Music|
|Location of Festival||Rochester, New York, USA|
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The First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival is a not-for-profit corporation that serves to connect venues, performers, artists, educational institutions and the audience. It facilitates an open environment for artists and performers to stage their own work and for venues to decide on their own programming. The Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival will also produce four of its own headline shows, as well as coordinating four days of free entertainment on Gibbs Street — which will be closed to traffic.
The community-supported festival celebrates its inaugural edition in 2012 and is produced by Rochester native, Erica Fee. She has the chops to bring together Rochester’s fringe event as she has been a part of the world renowned Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland as a producer of shows at the Festival. The popularity of fringe festivals are of particular interest to festival-goers based on the cutting edge, out of the ordinary shows that are typical of these kinds of festivals — in other words — expect the unexpected!
|Festival Dates||September 19 - 28, 2013|
A “Fringe festival” was originally made up of independent performances that sprang up around the official Edinburgh International Festival in 1947. Since then Fringe festivals have become festivals in their own right. The festival in Rochester serves as a showcase of music, comedy, theatre and performance, dance, and visual arts and a range of other entertainment.
- Four-day Fringe Festival set to debut in September, by Nate Dougherty (Rochester Business Journal, February 24, 2012)