Here are the venues for the 2013 jazz festival
05:00 AM, Jun 16, 2013
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 60 Gibbs St.: Home to the eight headline shows during the festival.
CLUB PASS VENUES
Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way: The tiny club is expanded during the fest with a large tent in the next-door parking lot, and is home to the “Roots and Americana” series.
Christ Church, 141 East Ave.: A spectacular architectural backdrop for the “Made in the UK” series. Check out the amazing organ on the back wall.
Harro East Ballroom, 155 N. Chestnut St.: Generally one of the easiest venues to find a seat in because of its size.
Hatch Recital Hall, Eastman School of Music, 433 E. Main St.: This intimate room, a part of the school’s new East Wing, will seat about 220 for each of its two nightly acoustic shows.
Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School of Music, 26 Gibbs St.: Excellent sound in a small-theater setting.
The Little, 240 East Ave.: A part of the festival during its early years, the movie theater returns not only as an official club pass venue, but also with additional music nightly in a tent outside the building.
Max of Eastman Place, 25 Gibbs St.: An atrium with a soaring ceiling, this room fills quickly for each show. You can hear well enough from the adjoining restaurant, but not the bar.
The Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut Plaza: A small rock club for most of the year, it’s generally standing-room-only for every show.
Reformation Lutheran Church, 111 N. Chestnut St.: Excellent sound, and church pews, for the always popular “Nordic Jazz Now” acts.
The Rochester Club, 120 East Ave.: A big room often rented for weddings (the entrance is on Swan Street, opposite the East End Garage), this venue’s series this year is known as “Groove Nights.”
Xerox Auditorium at Xerox Plaza, 100 S. Clinton Ave. (entrance on Broad Street): A comfortable 800-seat auditorium.
Unity Health System Big Tent, Main and Gibbs streets: This is where the rambunctious party bands play, and a good place to head for if the weather turns sour.
Jazz Street Stage, Gibbs Street: Concerts every day.
RG&E-LiDestri Spirits Stage, East Avenue and Chestnut Street: New this year, the stage will have six free shows featuring local musicians.
Chestnut Street Stage, also at East Avenue and Chestnut Street: This year, the stage will be redirected to face south, which will accommodate a bigger crowd.
Alexander Street Stage, East Avenue and Alexander Street: One free concert: Thunder Body at 7 p.m. and Trombone Shorty at 9 p.m. on June 30.
Downtown Public Library, South Avenue and Broad Street: Noon concerts June 24 through 28.
State Street Bar and Grille at the Rochester Plaza Hotel, 70 State St., is home to the after-hours jam sessions throughout the festival. Rochester guitarist Bob Sneider plays host to local musicians and festival performers who stop in at the always-crowded bar after nightly shows.