HONESDALE, April 15, 2020 — Following considerable deliberations, the Roots & Rhythm Music & Arts Festival Board of Directors has chosen to put this year’s festival on hold. The event originally planned for June 20, 2020 will regrettably not take place on the third Saturday in June as it has for the past 14 years.

UPDATE: 2020 Roots & Rhythm “On Hold”

HONESDALE, March 11, 2020 — In its 15th year, Honesdale Roots & Rhythm Music & Arts Festival is pleased to announce the Featured Artist for 2020, painter Dane Tilghman.

Tilghman has established himself as one of the premier painters of blues musicians, African American golf art and Negro League baseball images.

HONESDALE — March 17 – The fundraising event scheduled for March 28 has been cancelled. Stay tuned for more information on ways to support the festival in 2020 and beyond!

From its start in 2006, Roots & Rhythm has drawn thousands to enjoy acts on the main stage, downtown bands stretching the length of Main Street, garnered award-winning sustainability efforts, showcased exceptional works of art from

UPDATE: Roots & Rhythm “On Hold”

HONESDALE, February 18, 2020 — Following 14 years of free music and arts in downtown Honesdale, the board and committee of the non-profit organization announce the 15th annual festival is currently on hold. (updated 4/15/2020)

Ever since humble beginnings in 2006 made possible entirely from community donations, the Honesdale 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

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.