The Second annual Taste of Chili Avenue Festival will be held Saturday, July 24, from noon to 6 p.m., on Chili Avenue.
The main stage at the HSBC parking lot at Chili and Thurston will feature jazz, Rhythm and Blues, and a host of other performances. A second stage in the parking lot at the New Progressive Cathedral Church of God in Christ at 410 Chili will feature gospel music and other spiritual performances.
The event is sponsored by the Chili Avenue Business Alliance and paid for in part by the City of Rochester.
Among the music performers will be Rochester sensation Timothy Mitchum, blues legend Joe Beard, jazz recording artist Jimmy Highsmith, Queen Kijana, "Li'l Swag" (an 8-year-old rapper), and the SWAN Band. Other performers include the mime dancers of the Urban Performing Arts Center, the Destiny Dance Team, poet Sharnet Wilson, and the Evolution Steppers.
In addition, there will be numerous activities for children and youth, including a bouncy house, face painting and a basketball competition at Gardiner Recreation Center.
For additional information please call the CABA president Hurley Davis, 503-8737.
See photos from last year’s event here: