(Honesdale, May 10, 2017)… Called a “swaggeringly bad girl bluesy rock band” by music media,  Larkin Poe, a sibling duo out of Georgia, will headline the 12th annual Honesdale Roots & Rhythm Music & Arts Festival on June 17th.  Also dubbed “a sister act with staying power” by NPR, these two ladies “should have the Roots crowd off their feet and dancing by night’s end,” says Randy Kohrs, music committee chairperson. The two sisters, Rebecca

(Honesdale, May 6, 2017)…A well-known Blues musician, a trio of ladies—“masters of three-part harmony”—and a spirited rock band will take the stage at the 12th annual Honesdale Roots & Rhythm Music & Arts Festival.  2363

(Honesdale, March 1, 2017)…Honesdale Roots & Rhythm Music & Arts Festival, the region’s premier free music and arts event, will take place June 17th, the third Saturday in June 2017. The Board of Directors for the festival is proud to announce that this year’s event will include both new entertainment and some of the popular activities of the last few years, including tethered hot air balloon rides courtesy of ReMax Wayne. The event kicks off on

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  awarded Honesdale Roots & Rhythm Music & Arts Festival a Certificate of Achievement for food waste diversion from landfills.

Roots & Rhythm’s Sustainability Team, headed by Stu and Cheryl Badner, oversee the festival’s waste diversion and recycling for the no-charge music and arts event each year. The festival is now considered “zero waste,” and the Badners report each year since the event was founded in 2006, less and less festival waste has gone to landfills.

The Badners and the Roots Board of Directors especially thank the vendors along the festival’s Food Vendors Row who each year comply with efforts to reduce waste by using compostable or recyclable containers, plates, utensils, etc. Photo, holding the Food Recovery Challenge Certificate are Jamie Stunkard, chairman of the Roots board and Cheryl Badner, Sustainability co-chair, flanked by Luke Wolfgang (right), coordinator for Sustainability in Region III of the EPA’s Office of Materials Management,which is located in Pennsylvania, and his colleague Tom O’Donnell. The festival this year is June 17, 2017. Mark your calendars and be sure to congratulate our Sustainability Team when you see them there!

(Honesdale, October 1, 2016)…For the third time, Honesdale Roots & Rhythm has received a Waste Watcher Award from the Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania (PROP). This latest applauds the festival for Outstanding Achievement from both PROP and the Keystone chapter of SWAN (Solid Waste Association of North America). Specifically, the 2016 Waste Watcher Award honors the recipients “for outstanding commitment to recycling, waste reduction and reuse in the state of Pennsylvania” for efforts in 2015. “These