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 2017 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 26, 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 eighth 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, Best of the Eagles Tribute on Friday evening, British Rock Royalty featuring music by The Who, Pink Floyd, Queen, and Led Zeppelin on Saturday evening and country music artists, Trick Pony on Sunday afternoon. Opening acts for Rock The Park include DownBeat Percussion, the official Buffalo Bills drumline, and local performers throughout the weekend.

Rock The Park Entertainment Schedule
(Riverfront Centennial Park)

Friday, May 26
DownBeat Percission, 8–8:20pm
Best of the Eagles, 8:30pm

Saturday, May 27
Kids Activities, 3–8pm
C4, 6–7:30pm
British Rock Royalty, 8pm
Fireworks, 10pm

Sunday, May 28
Kids Activities, 12–4pm
Devon Franks, 12–1:30pm
DownBeat Percussion, 2–2:20pm
Memorial Day Salute, 2:30pm
Trick Pony, 3pm
Field of Honor Ceremony, 4:30pm

“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 eighth annual GlassFest will kick off with the celebrated Glass Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Corning Museum of Glass at 5:30pm on Thursday, May 25. 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 DealershipsWorld KitchenCorning Enterprises, WETM-TVWINK 106MASTERPIX™, the Radisson Hotel Corning, and Corning Museum of Glass.

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