APPLICATIONS WILL OPEN MARCH 2024

THE START …

In the spring of 2005, two Fairport residents, Rob Burch and Andy McDermott, were looking for a little anarchy.  Not the hurting kind, just something outside the norm of tried and true that would benefit a local community organization, and, by extension, all mankind.

Such was their nature.

After several marathon sessions at local establishments debating the issues in and around the Fairport area, they emerged with a singular plan that survived both the evening’s many rounds of heated discussion, and the next day’s positive review of the same.

And so was born the Fairport Music Festival.

THE FESTIVAL …

In addition to the thirty plus bands that provide non-stop entertainment for this one-day. two-night show, the event includes children’s activities, games, crafts, and festival foods provided by many area food trucks and vendors. There is even a section for not-for-profit agencies to advertise their mission presence in the community.

THE RESULTS …

Now approaching its 17th year of operations, the Festival has grown into a local and regional favorite for thousands to celebrate the event and the community’s great fortune in having a stand-alone Children’s Hospital in the greater Rochester Area.

To date, the Fairport Music Festival has generated over $2.6 Million, including over $291K in 2023, for non-budgeted GCH needs.

Here is a listing of some of the FMF efforts to date:

PEDIATRIC TREATMENT CENTER PLAYROOM – $125,000
GIRAFFE OMNIBEDS (2) – $80,000
GET WELL NETWORK EDUCATION/ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM TVS –$50,000
PEDIATRIC ANESTHESIA MACHINE – $50,000
PRIVATE PATIENT ROOM – $100,000
MAJOR NURSE STATION – $100,000
7TH FLOOR PLAYROOM – $250,000
PEDIATRIC PLAY ENVIRONMENT – $10,000
CARDIAC SURGICAL SUITE – $750,000
CARDIAC MONITORS – $25,000
PT/OT – $25,000
MONITORS – $30,000
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & WELLNESS CENTER – $100,000
AMBULANCES – $50,000
THE HOEKELMAN CENTER at GCH – $25,000
DIALYSIS MACHINES – $50,000

100% of the proceeds are donated to Golisano’s Children’s Hospital at Strong and all involved in producing the event do so on a volunteer basis.

NEWS UPDATE FROM THE 2023 FMF:

The Fairport Music Festival proudly presented the Golisano Children’s Hospital a check for $291,824 from the 2023 event.

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To date, with your generosity, we have already raised $2,610,477 for GCHaS!

Thank you for your continued support of the festival and Golisano Children’s Hospital – let’s keep going!

“Our community support means everything to us helping every child reach their fullest potential. Our friends at the Fairport Music Festival have been supporters of GCH for years. We are a world class Children’s Hospital thanks to all of their and the rest of our community’s amazing support! Let the Music begin!”

Patrick D. Brophy MD, MHCDS
William H. Eilinger Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Physician-in-Chief of the Golisano Children’s Hospital at the University of Rochester Medical Center