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Rock the Park Sponsored by Simmons Rockwell

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For Immediate Release:
Wednesday, February 22, 2018
Contact: Barbara Whitman, Director of Marketing and Communications
Tel: (607) 937-6292 x108

Simmons-Rockwell Auto Dealerships Continue as GlassFest's Rock The Park Title Sponsor
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 2018 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 25, 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 ninth 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, DSB returns not only for Saturday night when they perform all the favorite Journey hits, but the same members will perform on Friday night as DSB Detour. Friday's performance will include hits from AC/DC, Bon Jovi, Night Ranger, Metallica, Loverboy, Foreigner, Toto and many more. Two nights from the crowd's favorite band! Sunday afternoon features rising country artist Tony Jackson whose rendition of George Jones "The Grand Tour" garnered 22 million views on Facebook in just 21 hours. Sunday's openers will be Quentin Harriger, Ayla Brown & Rob Bellamy, fan favorites in this area from their past performances and Rob's tenure as an Elmira Jackal. Ayla sang the National Anthem at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea and is known for her debut on Season 5 of American Idol.

"Rock The Park continues to be one of the most anticipated GlassFest experiences, people of all ages fill the park to dance, sing along and enjoy great music in a beautiful riverside setting," added Coleen Fabrizi, Executive Director of Corning's Gaffer District. "Friday and Saturday night are high energy fun with a finale of fireworks on Saturday, and on Sunday we pay tribute to our fallen soldiers with a blend of patriotic and popular hit songs. The Rock The Park concerts and activities are free and a wonderful part of the GlassFest experience."

The ninth annual GlassFest will kick off with the celebrated Glass Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Corning Museum of Glass at 5:30 pm on Thursday, May 24. For a complete listing of GlassFest's scheduled entertainment and updated information regarding Rock The Park, please visit

GlassFest is proudly sponsored by Chemung Canal Trust Company, Simmons-Rockwell Auto Dealerships, World Kitchen, Corning Enterprises, WETM-TV, WINK 106, MASTERPIX™, the Radisson Hotel Corning, and Corning Museum of Glass.

For more information on Simmons-Rockwell Auto Dealerships, please visit

For more information on GlassFest in Corning, NY visit or like Corning's Gaffer District on Facebook.

Corning's Gaffer District
Corning's Gaffer District is an historic downtown business community with restaurants, retail, museums, galleries, services, and more. Explore the downtown and see why Corning was proudly named "Most Fun Small Town in America" by Rand McNally's Best of the Road in 2013 and awarded the 2014, 2015 & 2016 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor. Visit Historic Market Street - one of the American Planning Association's "Great Places in America" and celebrate GlassFest - named by the American Bus Association as one of the Top 100 Events in North America for 2014, 2015 & 2016. Come visit us and see why we're famous. We're more than just brick sidewalks and little white lights...we're America's Crystal City! For more information, please visit


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