Honesdale Roots & Rhythm is something that takes a whole bunch of us a whole year to plan for, (and a whole ton of $$$$). Now is the time for your feedback. We would love to hear from everyone who attended on your likes as well as things we might improve. Who was your favorite band? Favorite moment? etc….. Can we do anything better? (of course).
Saturday, June 18th 2022 at about 3:30PM, Rockinitis took to our Central Park Main Stage. This was the first time that they had taken the stage, (or anywhere), together in many decades. This was the result of a plan hatched by Pete Kanaras and Roots & Rhythm to do something really special in putting together this one off, once in a lifetime show. It was a moment in time to remember, tears were shed and the grins were unstoppable. Seeing musicians of this caliber in a situation like this was truly amazing and never to be forgotten.
The Tunes & Tales Family Activity Tent is open from 11am to 3pm with lawn games, musical crafts and other activities for all ages. This family respite area features use of communal sunscreen and a first aid kit, free books, snacks, and water. Hosted by The Cooperage Project’s Romping Radishes and Pop Up Club staff.
Since 2006 we have brought the absolute best in Roots, Rock, Americana, Blues & more to our little town along with a ton of activities for the whole family all for free !! Here is a list of our past Main Stage performers that we are extremely proud of. Honesdale will be filled with great music from 10AM until Midnight !! Help support our efforts by coming out and having a blast!!!! All information is available at www.honesdalerootsandrhythm.com
2020 & 2021 – No festival due to Covid.
2019 – The Black Lillies, Wayne Hancock, Rosie Flores, The Chris O’Leary Band, The Chris Raabe Band, Janturan, The Merchants of Groove, Rich Young, Robert Tellefsen & Friends, Crazy Acres, The Rick Horvath Band, Tyler Storms Band
2018 – The Sadies, Sour Bridges, The Whiskey Killers, Bobby Kyle & the Administers, Dead Man’s Hand, The Good Fellows, Rare Form and Friends, Right Side Up, JP Williams Blues Band, Phyllis Hopkins Electric Trio, Teddy Young & the Aces, Black Sage Project
2017 – Larkin Poe, Thomas Wynn & The Believers, Bruce Katz Band, No Good Sister, Madd Kat, Dan Engvaldsen, The Blue Saints, Jan Turan, Uman Era, Robert Tellefsen, Gabby Borges, The Barn Cats
2016 – Amy Helm, Sarah Borges & The Broken Singles, The Tall Pines, 2/3 Goat, What’s His Face, JP Williams, Mt. Wave, Teddy Young & The Aces, Rare Form, The Dishonest Fiddlers
2015 – The Kentucky Headhunters, Alexis P. Suter and Band, Professor Louie & the Crowmatix, Chrissi Poland, Peter Florance & The Soul Shakers, The Crackers
2014 – Commander Cody, The Farm Hands, MiZ (Mike Mizwinski), Big Leg Emma, Right Side Up
2013 – Jimmy Vivino & the Barn Burners, Pat OShea & The Honest Men, The Badlees, Emish,
2012 – The Duke Robillard Band, Sweetback Sisters, The Nouveaux Honkies, Banjo Dan & The Mid-nite Plowboys
2011 – Dave Alvin & The Guilty Ones, Seth Walker, Carrie Rodriguez, Ryan Hartt & The Blue Hearts. Zoe Muth & The Lost High Rollers, Dave Keller Band, Steve Guyger & Filthy Rich, Patrons of Husbandry, Mariachi Tequila, Little Sparrow, Great Swamp Blues Band, Dan Engvaldsen, Chasin The Dog, Bell Mt. Blues Band
2010 – Calvin Cooke, Rosie Ledet, John Nemeth, The Hickory Project, Paul Cebar, Chrissy O’Dell, The Boulangers, Cabinet, Cat & Fiddle, The Fantasia Project
2009 –Junior Brown, Michelle Wilson & The Evil Gal Orchestra, Heybale, The Murder Ballads, Jack & Dara Grace, Slam Allen
2008 – The Holmes Brothers, Dale Watson, Roy Wilson & The Buzzards, The Evan Goodrow Band
2007 – Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials, Red Molly and Bill Kirchen, Midnight Slim & The Honeybees, Roy Bookbinder, The Slippery Chickens
2006 – Sleepy LaBeef, Junior Watson & The Rocketmen, Little Sammy Davis & The Rocketmen, Steve Guyger with Filthy Rich Mac Pherson, The Rocketmen