The ROC Women’s Music Festival was created in 2017 as a way to celebrate the Centennial anniversary of women’s suffrage in New York State. Music was the main focus of the event, and local and national talent performed. The event was co-headlined by Joan Osbourne and M’shell Ndgeocello and hosted by MC Lyte.
Local band Teagan and the Tweeds opened the night.
Instead of the event having music as the sole focus, going forward, the City envisions a mix of wellness and fitness, performing arts, and interactive experiences that will attract a wide variety of women of different ages and backgrounds.