“Live Music @ Honesdale Harvest & Heritage Days !!

Honesdale Roots & Rhythm will be presenting free “live” music on Saturday, October 9th & 10th @ The Miller Pavillion on Main Street in Honesdale as part of The Greater Honesdale Partnerships “Harvest & Heritage Days”
On Saturday We present “The Electric Chords”, https://www.facebook.com/TheElectricChords/
From 1 until 4 PM.
On Sunday we present The Barn Cats,
From Noon until 3.
We will have a presence with great music all weekend as well as T-Shirt & Guitar Raffle tix. This years guitar is a custom made SG style guitar built by Tony Maddi & John Rocklin w/ a custom paint job by artist Dane Tilghman, http://www.multiculturalart.com/dane.html
(Both bands will be playing this guitar).
Come on by and say hello, we miss you all and are planning on being back in a big way this coming June of ’22.

3 Acts Round Out Main Stage for 14th Annual Roots & Rhythm

HONESDALE, PA – Honesdale Roots & Rhythm Music & Arts Festival is ramping up for its 14th year of bringing live music and live art to thousands in downtown Honesdale for free. Along with this year’s headliner, The Black Lillies, Roots & Rhythm is happy to announce three additional bands that will be taking the Main Stage.

Wayne Hancock

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The Black Lillies to Headline 14th Annual Roots & Rhythm

HONESDALE, PA – Honesdale Roots & Rhythm Music & Arts Festival is proud to welcome The Black Lillies as headliners for this year’s free festival on June 15th in Central Park in downtown Honesdale.

Known for their captivating blend of rock & roll and country, The Black Lillies have become one of Americana music’s biggest success stories; an
internationally-renowned band of roots-rockers, armed with songs that blur the boundaries between genres.
The Black LIllies
The Black Lillies are a mainstay on radio and album sales charts, with a sound that is as powerful in the quieter moments as it is explosive during the jubilant ones. The bands’ pared down configuration has resulted in a bigger, deeper sound built on undeniable chemistry, lush three-part harmonies, and instrumental virtuosity with a funky edge.
Their new album ‘Stranger To Me’, was an immediate success, debuting at #5 on the Billboard Folk/Americana Chart, #9 on the Billboard Current Country Chart, and #61 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart – no small feat for a band that eschews record labels in order to remain independent and in control of their sound. And what a sound it is: built on the foundation of the familiar roots rock of some of the greatest bands of the past, but altogether fresh, modern, sharp; swirling with psychedelic overtones, torch ballad longing, and an indie rock edge.

The Black Lillies are just the latest headliner to build upon the reputation of having nationally known acts free of charge to festival goers each year. The festival’s main stage lineup includes 3 more bands which will be announced soon.

Honesdale Roots & Rhythm officially opens at 10:30 Saturday morning with local bands along Main Street and then moves to Central Park, where attendees can enjoy arts, crafts,  games and food. This non-profit event is totally free of charge, put on entirely by volunteers and supported by sponsors, donors and grants.

Place Your Bets! A Roots & Rhythm Fundraiser

HONESDALE, PA – Down the stretch we come, folks. Roots & Rhythm is excited to announce a fundraising event on Friday, February 1 at 6:00 p.m. (add to my calendar)

Special thanks to Amanda Rowe for designing our program

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. Sponsorships are still available for businesses or individuals who want to join in the heart-pumping action.

During the event multiple random pre-recorded horse races will be shown on the big screen. Each race will have sponsors and the cost to sponsor is $75. Your sponsorship will be announced at the beginning of each race and in print in the event program. Thanks to the folks at Canaltown for providing the big screen for the races!

The money raised will allow Roots & Rhythm to grow as an organization and festival. After 13 years of great success, the board and committee hope to have a presence in the arts and music community all year long. The funds will also be directed toward the continued growth of the festival in June, making it bigger and better each year.

YETI Hopper 30 ($300 value donated by Top Notch Distributors) will be filled with prizes from local businesses and raffled off 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 and coming out for the evening to bet on the races. There will also be a raffle with great prizes including a YETI cooler.

Thank you for considering being a part of a special night as well as your continued support of music and arts in Honesdale!

How does Place Your Bets! work?

  • Each horse race has 10 horses. Owning a horse only costs $10. The owner of each horse gets to name their horse. The winning owner of each race will receive $40.
  • Before each race the betting windows open. Anyone can bet $2 on any horse in each race to win. You can bet on multiple horses in any race.
  • When the betting window closes, odds will be calculated and announced for each horse. When the race ends, anyone who bet on the winning horse will receive the calculated payout specific to the race.
  • Then, the owner of the winning horse and anyone who bet on the winning horse will receive their winnings. Then the process will continue. There will be 8-10 races in the evening.

For more information hit up Ryan @ ryan.festivaltown@gmail.com

Time for 13th Annual Roots & Rhythm

HONESDALE, PA – It’s here! The free music and arts festival that’s been entertaining visitors to downtown Honesdale for a dozen years is back for its 13th year (lucky!) with a trip back to some of the Main Stage performers’ roots. 

Dan Nelson

Honesdale Roots & Rhythm Music & Arts Festival is pleased to have neighbors to the north, The Sadies, headlining this year’s festival. Three additional bands are playing the main stage, two of which have roots in Honesdale. Sour Bridges (featuring the Pucci brothers from Honesdale),The Whiskey Killers (featuring Pack Samptson of Honesdale) & Bobby Kyle & the Administers round out the Main Stage acts. Honesdale Roots & Rhythm officially opens at 10:30 Saturday morning, June 16 with bands throughout downtown along Main Street.

There is so much more to Roots & Rhythm (just like the 12 years before) including including Artist Row on 9th Street. There will be an interactive community art project led by Paul Venditti and Kelsey Renniger, live drawing and painting demonstrations by John Kascht, live demonstrations of clay-throwing by James Spencer (our featured visual artist) of The Bodhi Tree Art School & Studio and tattooing by Dan Nelson of American House. Not to mention other talented artists selling their wares.

You won’t go hungry at Roots & Rhythm either with 10th Street full of vendors offering everything you might want to savor along with the music & art in the park. The festival strives each year to be a zero-waste event thanks to the efforts of a dedicated crew who want to put the environment first and foremost in our minds.

This non-profit event is totally free of charge, put on entirely by volunteers and supported by sponsors, donors and grants.

See you Saturday!

The Sadies to Headline 13th Annual Roots & Rhythm

HONESDALE, PA – Honesdale Roots & Rhythm Music & Arts Festival is proud to welcome The Sadies as the headliners for this year’s community event on June 16th, 2018.

The Sadies, an alt-country band out of Toronto, combine a punk rock attitude with awe-inspiring beauty and mystery, much like their most recent album cover Northern Passages, which encompasses the full beauty of the Aurora Borealis. The bands quartet is comprised of singer/guitarists Dallas and Travis Good, bassist Sean Dean and drummer Mike Belitsky.

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