Something big will happen in our neighborhood this weekend.

This Sunday, September 24, more than 180 cities across the United States will hold concerts to end gun violence. Rochester is one of those cities. 

Rochester’s concert will start at 3:00 p.m. on Sept. 24 in the First Universalist Church sanctuary (150 S. Clinton Ave.), right across from Washington Square Park.

The event is hosted by the Rochester Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, in partnership with Eastman Community Music School and First Universalist Church.

The kid-friendly concert is free, and donations are welcome.

Donations will benefit Hillside's "Reinvest in Youth," the Eastman Community Music School, and the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence.

Julia Figueras will emcee the event. Ms Figueras is the Music Director and mid-day host for WXXI-FM. She is also the producer and host for the award-winning monthly interview/performance show, Backstage Pass.

Parking is available in the following locations:

  • In front of the church on Clinton Avenue, on both sides of the street in any metered spot (meters are free evenings and weekends)
  • On the opposite side of Court Street in the pull-off in front of the Xerox building
  • In the Court Street and Washington Square parking garages
  • Attendees with disabilities are encouraged to park in the small lot adjoining the church (east side of the building) if space is available

Can’t make it on Sunday? Go to and click the button to “Sign up and sing” the same song – lyrics and music provided – that thousands of people around the world will sing between Sept. 21 and 24 to try to break the world record.

Come join us on September 24!