Corning, NY—Corning's Gaffer District and GlassFest presenting sponsor Chemung Canal Trust Company are pleased to announce the continued commitment of Simmons-Rockwell Auto Dealerships as the 2016 'Rock The Park' title sponsor.
Corning's Gaffer District and Simmons-Rockwell officials are proud to announce that this year's Rock The Park concert series will again feature a three day schedule, including a special Memorial Day Tribute on Sunday afternoon in Riverfront Park. Beginning Friday, May 27, 'Rock The Park' is a free concert series in Riverfront Centennial Park, in association with GlassFest, a four-day celebration of glass and the fire arts in Downtown Corning.
In its seventh year, GlassFest has received rave reviews from area residents, regional visitors and glass artists, collectors and enthusiasts that have traveled from around the country to celebrate Corning's rich glass heritage. A major highlight of the event weekend is the Rock The Park concert series in Riverfront Centennial park on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, which also includes special activities, fireworks and more.
This year, GlassFest features three high-energy bands, the popular regional Irish rock band The Town Pants on Friday evening, DSB An American Journey returns to the stage on Saturday evening and country music artist, Mark Wills on Sunday afternoon. Opening acts for Rock The Park include former Elmira Jackal and Nashville based singer/songwriter Rob Bellamy and regional band RUST.
"Rock The Park is going to be nothing short of spectacular this year! We're thrilled to welcome back DSB on Saturday night, and expect that Riverfront Park will be filled with excited fans," added Coleen Fabrizi, Executive Director of Corning's Gaffer District. "Friday night will be super high-energy with local favorites The Town Pants, and with Mark Wills gracing the stage on Sunday we expect record crowds during GlassFest. The Rock The Park concerts and activities are free, and really offer the community yet another fantastic reason to attend GlassFest."
The seventh annual GlassFest will kick off with the celebrated Glass Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Corning Museum of Glass at 5:30pm on Thursday, May 26. For a complete listing of GlassFest's scheduled entertainment and updated information regarding 'Rock The Park,' please visit GlassFest.org.
GlassFest is proudly sponsored by Chemung Canal Trust Company, Simmons-Rockwell Auto Dealerships, World Kitchen, Corning Enterprises, WETM 18, the Radisson Hotel Corning, WINK 106, and the Corning Museum of Glass.
For more information on Simmons-Rockwell Auto Dealerships, please visit Simmons-Rockwell.com.
For additional information regarding GlassFest, please visit GlassFest.org.