GloRilla concert stampede claims 3rd victim; Venue closed

Rochester revoked Main Street Armory's entertainment license, while authorities investigate deaths and injuries during GloRilla's concert.
A flyer for Kream Kalari and GloRilla hangs on a post outside of the Main Street Armory
Posted at 2:10 PM, Mar 09, 2023

A third person has died after being injured in a stampede after a weekend rap concert, police said Thursday.

Aisha Stephens, 35, of Syracuse was the only person who remained hospitalized following a Sunday evening performance by Memphis, Tennessee, rap stars GloRilla and Finesse2tymes at the Rochester Main Street Armory. She died Wednesday night.

An employee with the City of Rochester cleans up police tape outside Main Street Armory after a concert ended in a stampede.

2 women now dead after New York concert ended in stampede

Two women are now dead and one remains in critical condition after a Rochester, New York, concert ended in a stampede Sunday night.


Two other women, Rhondesia Belton, 33, of Buffalo and Brandy Miller, 35, of Rochester, also died after being caught up in a crush of concertgoers who surged toward the exits after the show.

Police said the stampede may have been triggered by unfounded fears of gunfire.

The city revoked the venue's entertainment license on Wednesday while authorities investigate.

The armory's owner has not responded to numerous emailed requests for comment.

Additional reporting by The Associated Press.