February is Horse Race time!!

Down the stretch we come, folks. Roots & Rhythm is excited to announce a fundraising event on Saturday February 25th at 5:30p.m. (add to my calendar)
The free, annual music & arts festival in Honesdale relies on donations, grants and sponsors in order to deliver a memorable experience each year.
Place Your Bets! will be held at Here & Now Brewing Company. 10 race sponsorships are still available for businesses or individuals who want to join in the heart-pumping action, which also includes naming and owning a horse. Each race sponsorship is $100.
During the event multiple random pre-recorded horse races will be shown on the big screen. Your sponsorship will be announced at the beginning of each race and in print in the event program. Thanks to the folks at The Himalayan Institute for providing the big screen for the races!
The money raised will allow Roots & Rhythm to continue as an organization and festival.
We will be holding a Cash 50/50 during the event !!
Details regarding how the race night event works are below. If you do not wish to be a sponsor, please consider “purchasing” a horse, ($10), and coming out for the evening to bet on the races.
Thank you for considering being a part of a special night as well as your continued support of music and arts in Honesdale! Click link below to purchase a horse or sponsor a race. Thanks to Torey Decker Design for our 2023 poster!!


2022 Custom Guitar winner !!

We apologize for the severe delay in getting this news out but our lucky 2022 winner of the SG Style Custom built guitar was David Pizzano. He has reported that he is extremely happy with it and loves displaying it with his art collection as well as playing it. The guitar for 2022 was built by Tony Maddi & John Rocklin. The artistic and one of a kind paintjob was done by Dane Tilghman, our 2022 Featured Artist.

NEA Grant comes through for Roots & Rhythm

Bo Diddley by 2022 Featured Artist Dane Tilghman

Honesdale Roots & Rhythm Music & Arts Festival gratefully acknowledges an award of $10,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Challenge America for its 2023 festival on June 17th.  

Challenge America grants are awarded in all artistic disciplines to reach historically underserved communities that have rich and dynamic cultural identities. The NEA received 447 eligible applications and will award grants to 262 organizations for a total of $2,620,000 in funding. Grants are all $10,000 and require a cost share/match of at least one to one. “The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support arts projects in communities nationwide,” said NEA Chair Maria Rosario Jackson, PhD.

The grant is a vital part of the financial support that makes the

2023 festival possible. Since its beginning in 2006, Honesdale

Roots & Rhythm has provided a free June concert in Central Park.  It is proud to be included in the national cultural movement provided by the NEA.

    “To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.