Downtown Utica Enjoys Free Concert

It was a “Free For All” on North Genesee Street Saturday afternoon. Hundreds of rock fans gathered for a free rock concert, as a part of the radio station 94.9 KROCKS free summer concerts.

Posted: Aug 11, 2018 6:13 PM

UTICA- It was a “Free For All” on North Genesee Street Saturday afternoon. Hundreds of rock fans gathered for a free rock concert, as a part of the radio station 94.9 KROCKS free summer concerts.

Performing were five different bands. My So-Called Band, Trampoline Jetstream, From Ashes to New, Boy Hits Car, and Pop Evil.

“This has been an idea which has been bounced around inside our building for a while,” said Josh Grosvent, KROCK’s Morning DJ. “It was just great to get Mayor Palmieri on board with us.”

North Genesee Street was closed off from Columbia Street to Washington Street from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Within this sector of Genesee Street were the main stage, several vendors, and just one big ball of fun.

“It's just such a great energy feel,” said Nathan Longtin, a huge local rock fan. “I just want to go out and have a day with my friends.”

With showers in the forecast, it didn’t seem to bother one concertgoer.

“I think that it is awesome and a great idea [for the city],” said Cody Howe, local rock fan. “It is cool to see it all happen.”

According to KROCK they are hoping to plan a similar event like this again next year.

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