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Simmons-Rockwell Auto Dealerships Continue as GlassFest’s Rock The Park Title Sponsor

May 10th, 2019

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 2019 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 24, 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.  "We are excited to again partner to bring a fun and entertaining weekend to the community, joining in the celebration of the local artists and glassmaking in Corning", said Tara Rockwell, Director of Marketing for Simmons-Rockwell.  

In its tenth 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 attendees will enjoy a wide variety of music starting Friday night with the winner from our locally sponsored Battle of the Bands opening for The Town Pants with their own brand of Celtic roots rock rebel music.  Saturday night will begin with Beatlegacy, Beatlemania and Beyond the Ultimate Experience.  Followed by Pop Vinyl playing favorites such as Motown hits to Today's hits, experience the energy of the band that never stops, they will have the crowd on their feet dancing all night.  

Sunday Rock the Park will start out with the 2nd and 1st runners up from Battle of the Bands warming the crowd up for Sway, featuring Andy Hilfiger and Ted Utz, Sway is spreading the word that R&R is alive and well! Rock n Roll & Blues is at the core of their original compositions and their unique list of classic cover songs.

“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 tenth 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 23. 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, Corelle, Corning Enterprises, WENY-TV, WETM-TV, WINK 106, 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

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