The CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival is returning downtown in June.
It never actually left downtown; it was just waylaid for two summers by the COVID-19 pandemic. There had been plans to move the festival to the Rochester Institute of Technology this past summer, but the resurgence of the coronavirus, via the Delta variant, caused those plans to be shelved.
The festival is scheduled for June 17 through June 25.
This will be the 19th edition of the festival, known for its eclectic and international music offerings.
"After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, we have been working continuously — collaborating with colleagues in the music and entertainment industry around the globe — to ensure that the Festival’s return will be one to remember," a news release from festival organizers said.
The lineup will be announced at a news conference on March 15.
Artists originally scheduled for the pandemic-halted 19th edition could be making a return, should they chose to do so. And those who had Club Passes for the earlier festival can still use those for the 2022 version.
The festival organizers say most people who purchased Club Passes for 2020 kept the passes, so only a limited number will be available for 2022. Because of that, the passes won't go on sale until Spring.
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This article originally appeared on Rochester Democrat and Chronicle: Rochester's jazz festival set for downtown again in 2022