Friday & Saturday on the Fringe

FREE. Outdoor. Spectacular. Spectacle.

Friday & Saturday on the Fringe

Featuring The Flying Españas  in

Flippin Metal Circus


A FREE grand spectacular celebration downtown at Parcel 5 (next to One East Ave), with food, drink, and new entertainment options both days—including buskers and other street performers ahead of each night’s performance by The Flying Españas

Schedule:  Both Nights!

5:00pm - Site Opens: DJ ha-MEEN, food trucks, street performers, and more!

7:30pm - Flippin Metal Circus:  First Performance.

8:10pm - DJ ha-MEEN rocks Parcel 5 once again.

9:30pm -  Flippin Metal Circus:  Second Performance.

Flippin Metal Circus

Welcome to the Thunderdome!

Experience the fifth generation of The Flying Españas in an adrenaline-pumping WORLD PREMIERE that fuses feats of daring with death-defying acrobatics and heavy metal. Be awed by the flying trapeze, hear the roar of the massive motorcycle highwire overhead, and witness the epic Wheel of Destiny – all set to a live soundtrack from NYC-based band Mountain Girl. Not your parents’ circus… But they’re keeping it in the family.

Previous engagement have included the Sydney Opera House, Disneyland, NBC, and even in concert with KISS!

Previous Friday on the Fringe headliners have included Plastiiencs Volants (2017, 2019), BANDALOOP (2012, 2013), and Circus Orange (2014). Not to be missed!

How to Enjoy The Flying Espanas in
Flippin Metal Circus

The show is an immersive and (at times) aerial experience and will occur above and around attendees. Get up-close-and-personal to the action as it takes place in different parts of Parcel 5 at different times.

Wear comfortable shoes as you’ll be standing and walking from giant apparatus to giant apparatus. Get your smartphones out and tag us with #rocfringe22.  We want to see your WOW.

In order to protect the safety of the performers and spectators, lawn chairs will NOT be allowed in every location on Parcel 5. There will be an area for lawn chairs in a separate, dedicated place away from the immediate performance space for everyone’s safety. Courtesy seating in bleachers will be available on a first-come, first-served basis with special consideration for those in need.

DJ ha-MEEN rocks Parcel 5 with the city’s biggest dance party!

This master mixer from Ithaca makes dance floors pump with his unique blend of Classic Hip Hop, R&B, Funk n’ Soul, House, Salsa, Boogaloo, Dancehall, Reggaeton, Bboy/Bgirl Breaks, and other miscellaneous funkiness. Catch him from 5:00-7:30pm and 8:10-9:30pm both nights!

Additional Information

World Premiere! / FREE! / All ages

Friday, September 16 and Saturday, September 17

Site opens at 5pm with music, street performances, and more!
Shows occur at 7:30pm and 9:30pm both nights.


Parcel 5 - Next to One East Ave, Rochester, NY 14604

Food & Drink

Grab a bite from our outstanding food trucks and a drink from one of the Fringe bars. Please, no outside coolers allowed.


Parking is available at surface lots and garages. See the festival map for suggested parking locations.


In the event of inclement weather, please look for announcements and updates at and Fringe Social on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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