ROCHESTER, NY, September 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Rochester Fringe Festival starts today, tuesday september 13through Saturday September 24. The 11th annual festival offers more than 500 performances – with 130 free events – including comedy, dance, theatre, music, spoken word, visual arts, film and children’s entertainment. Shows take place in 34 venues in and around the city center Rochestereach unique location collaborating with artists to curate a diverse and dynamic production experience.

“For 12 wonderful days, the Fringe brings the world stage to our doorstep, transforming downtown into a hub of entertainment for the community to enjoy,” said festival producer Erica Fee.

Friday and Saturday on the sidelines (September 16-17) presents a world famous circus company The flying Españas in Flippin’ Metal Circusan adrenaline-pumping WORLD FIRST that includes a flying trapeze and a 200-foot motorcycle highwire.

Marginal Final Weekend (September 23-24) features world-renowned aerial dance company BANDALOOP, which seamlessly weaves vertical climbing technology, dynamic physics and intricate choreography to transform the dance floor on its own. BANDALOOP performs downtown in the 21-story Five Star Plaza building. His previous engagements include the Tower Bridge for the London Olympics and the Seattle Space Needle.

The festival hub, One Fringe Place, is home to the Spiegelgarden and the glamorous Cristal Palace Spiegeltent. Cirque du Fringe: Afterglow – a brand new WORLD PREMIERE of Vegas legends Matt Morgan and Heidi Brucker Morganfeatures a cast of renowned international artists and organizes 12 nights of Fringe in the historic district Spiegeltent.

The late night weekend lineup in the Spiegeltent includes Late and Livea brand new chic cabaret featuring Fringe artists performing the best moments from their shows and hosted by an award-winning physical comedian Marc Gindick (Cirque du Soleil, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and The Late Show with David Letterman). Moreover, the Shakespearian-inspired hit, comedy Hunting rifle comes back, and silent disco closed all four weekend nights.

Other returning free outdoor events: Fringe Street Beatan epic competition, all styles and breakdance; Drive-In for pedestriansnocturnal films on the big screen; children’s day for families; and Gospel Sundayan afternoon of beloved local gospel music.

The 12-Day Rochester Fringe Festival is the largest multidisciplinary performing arts festival New York State and one of the top three attended Fringe Festivals in United States. More than 500,000 people have attended nearly 4,000 performances and events at the Fringe since its inception in 2012.

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SOURCE Rochester Fringe Festival, Inc.