For Musicians

Gateways Music Festival aims to be a valued resource for all classical musicians of African descent.  The Festival maintains a growing database of more than 700 musicians and invites up to 125 musicians to play in more than 50 solo, chamber and orchestra performances over six days.

For Audiences

2020 Gateways Music Festival

Rochester, NY

October 13 to 17, 2020

In 2020, we are delighted to announce that Gateways Music Festival will return to Rochester, NY!!!  Please check back on this website for more information, including schedule, venues, tickets and more, in the weeks and months to come.

Click here for link to February 17, 2020 press release announcing the 2020 Season!

Click here for draft 2020 Season Schedule!

Donate Today!

A mostly volunteer-run and -led organization, Gateways Music Festival relies upon your contributions to pay for musicians’ honoraria, travel, meals, lodging, youth programs, venue rental and more.  We are grateful for your support!