Canandaigua, NY - The Canandaigua Art & Music Festival will take place on Friday, July 17, from 12 to 7 p.m., Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival will include artists and crafters, food vendors, live music and activities for kids as it returns to Historic Downtown Canandaigua this year. 

Rochester is well known for the many unbelievably delicious food trucks that circulate through the city and from July 17-19, they are again making the trip to Canandaigua for the festival. New in 2015, The Canandaigua Art and Music Festival will host a food truck rodeo on Friday. The food truck rodeo is a group of food trucks gathered in one spot of the festival from 12 to 7 p.m. Participating trucks include Brick-N-Motor, Cheesed and Confused, Macarollin, The Original Mac & Cheez and Wraps on Wheels.

Another new twist in the festival this year is the Community Cause-Way. Community non-profit organizations will be gathered in their own section of the festival, sharing their stories and hosting a fun kids activity at each and every booth. The Cause-Way will take place on Saturday and Sunday of the festival with activities including tours of an ambulance, an interactive tabletop Enviroscape, photo ops, corn toss-across, ring toss, face painting and more.

Over 100 Artists, Crafters & Exhibitors

This year's festival brings new artists in almost every category, including ceramics, pottery, jewelry, woodworking, leather, fiber, glass, photography and gourmet foods. Vendors will set up along Main Street to display their wares, with opportunity for festival guests to browse and shop as they please. This year the festival will continue to feature young artists, giving student artists the chance to display and sell their handiwork.


Musical acts will play at the Boylan Code Stage all three days of the festival. Boylan Code Stage is located on the corner of Coach and Main. Performances range from Reggae, Rock & Roll and A Cappella Music that feature incredible talent from the Upstate New York region.

Boylan Code Stage Schedule:



Festival Hours NOON - 7pm


12 Noon - 1:15 p.m.


Mike Pullano


1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.


The Isotopes


3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Cruelty Free

Alternative Rock

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.



Rock & Roll







Festival Hours 10am - 5pm


12:00 p.m. - 1:15p.m.


Wolf Mountain Band

Southern Rock & County

1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Mitty & The Followers


3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Noble Vibes








Festival Hours 10am - 5pm


12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.


Cut Off A Cappella

A Cappella

1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.




3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Bowla Cheats

Rock & Roll

Food Vendors

With the festival's wide variety of food vendors, you'll be sure to find all of your festival favorites including fried dough, kettle corn, fresh-squeezed lemonade, fruit smoothies, sno-cones and fried Oreos. Classic festival food vendors and food trucks can be found throughout the show all weekend long. Those vendors bringing festival favorites are Barlow's Concessions, B&B Kettle Korn and Nancy's Fried Dough.

Event Sponsors

The Canandaigua Art & Music Festival would not be possible without support from its sponsors. Sponsor revenue helps pay for free entertainment, kid's activities and other festival-related expenses. 2015 sponsors include generous support from the Canandaigua BID, Boylan Code (stage sponsor), Premier Sunroom Solutions, Renewal by Andersen, Softub Express, Leaf Filter, Wegmans and Isaac Heating & Air Conditioning.

Parking Information

There are several free municipal parking lots located throughout the City of Canandaigua. Lots can be found on West Avenue, Ontario Street, Mill Street and Bristol Street.

Art & Music Festival Blog

The Canandaigua Art & Music Festival blog highlights musical acts, artists, food vendors and community organizations in the weeks leading up to the festival. The blog, found at, takes you behind the scenes to see how artists, crafters, bands and even food vendors got their start and what drives them to do what they do.

For more information




Or call: 585-394-0787.

Nicole Mahoney 585-451-0050