Shout it from the rooftops: Porchfest 2018 a smashing success

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The band 19 mph plays on the roof of Jetpack Comics on North Main Street in downtown Rochester as part of the city's Porchfest celebration on Sunday. (Corinna Cole photos)

ROCHESTER - Hundreds of music lovers turned out to enjoy an eclectic blend of area musicians at Rochester's first-ever Porchfest on Sunday.

There were bands on rooftops, alleyways, parking lots and everywhere in between throughout the downtown with as many musical genres available as venues.

Along with the music were a couple of food trucks in the Union Street parking lot, which also had its own stage for musical groups.

The band Leadfoot sets up shop in the parking lot of the old Foster's building on North Main Street for Rochester Porchfest 2018.

Chief organizer and Rochester Opera House executive producer Anthony Ejarque said he was very pleased with the turnout both of bands and the public.

"This was a great turnout for the first year," he said.

After the festivities an after party was held in the Rochester Opera House with popular local band Red Sky Mary.

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