A Huge Thank You !!!!!!

Here at Roots & Rhythm we would like to extend a great big thank you to everyone who helped us make this a successful 15th Annual free music festival here in Honesdale in ’22. Along with our huge list of sponsors there are so many folks we wish to thank and we will give it a try with this list below.

Our current board of directors: Jamie Stunkard, Randy Kohrs, Ruth Dunn, Sandy DeGroat, Miles Kingston, Kelsey Kohrs & John Rocklin.

Our Committee Members: Jenna Mauder, Deborah Bailey, Meica Lynette, Brian Fulp, Nancy Rasmussen, Sue Kohrs.

Folks and businesses who donated time and or materials, services: Lily Taraschuk, Tim Maguire, Brin Batcher, Brian Smith, Jonathan Fritz, Jocelyn Cramer, Mayor Derek, Town Council, Parks & Rec Dept., Ambulance Corp, Kim Conklin, Randy Heller, Matt Kohrs, Bo Heller, Mark DeBlock, Honesdale Fire Dept., Honesdale Police Dept., Stephanie Stahl, Mike Komar, Skip Martin, Judy & Phil Goyette, Torey Decker, Dave Droppa, Tony Maddi, Danielle Herzog-Rocklin, Wayne County Commissioners, Cordaro’s, Scarfallotto’s Towne House Diner, Danielle’s Photography, Dane Tilghman, Tyler Schafer, all of our volunteers who work tirelessly Friday night and Saturday.


As we could not do what we do without our generous sponsors we ask that you kindly support the businesses and individuals who help make this happen !! All logos are linked to the businesses & organizations who have helped to make this happen in ’22 !!


The John And Helen Villaume Foundation




Jonathan Fritz State Representative


Pa. Partners in the Arts,



Quality Printing & Design

Norwood Investment Corp.

Sheeley Insurance agency

Fraternal Order of eagles #1858

Tony and Sharon Herzog

Inter-County Abstract


Complete Health Dentistry of NEPA

Jenkins Transportation

Copper Sponsors-

Dunkin Donuts, Barna LawChurch St. AutoBGM Fastener Co. Inc.

Citizens Saving BankComprehensive Physical Therapy Inc.

Hotel Wayne, Jadwin AssociatesJeannie’s Chapel St. Salon

Marshall Machinery6th & RiverTimothy Barna

The Lodge at Keen LakeThe Skier Foundation

Honesdale Rotary ClubHonesdale Wellness Center

McDonaldsTom & Jen HauberCamp Umpy’s Bagels

Dakan Enterprises IncMane Creations Salon

Schwarz Buick & GMCKeen Lake Camping & Cottage Resort

Dr. Edward Murray– DPMClark’s Sunrise Market

Gregory’s Auto ServiceHighhouse EnergyAugello Excavating Inc.

Downtown Band Sponsors

Re-Max Wayne- Re-Max Best, Davis R. Chant Realtors,

Turano Insurance & Financial LLC.

Wayne County Redi-Mix, Arts for Him & Her Too,

Baer Harley Davidson & Polaris, Bolds Florist & Garden Center,

Camp Umpy’s Bagels & Stuff, D.R. Bluhm Insurance Agency,

Gather, Honesdale Chiropractic, Kathy’s Licence Service, Kohrs Excavating,

Stephens Pharmacy/Northeast Med-Equip,

R3 Hardware, Twisted Rail Tavern, Fritz Bros. Inc.

Ninth & Main Gift Shop, Mick’s Barber Shop.


We’d Love to Hear From You !!

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).

Drop us a line !!!


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.

Nikki Hill Absolutely Killed it !!

Laura Chavez & Nikki Hill @ the 15th Annual Honesdale Roots & Rhythm Music Festival.

June 18th, 2022, Honesdale, Pennsylvania. Photo by John Rocklin. Copyright, John Rocklin Photography.

What a Wonderful Comeback!!

After 2 years of no festival due to Covid we all made a great comeback. If the cool weather kept you away, we’re sorry to say you missed one monster of a show !!

Stay tuned for photo’s and commentary coming up soon !!

Tunes & Tales for the Kiddies!!

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.