The 10th annual Honesdale Roots & Rhythm is almost here! This Saturday, June 20th in Honesdale’s Central Park, event organizers will mark this milestone year with “lots of crowd entertainment surprises and of course, great music!” The festival will be emceed by WNEP-TV’s Jim Hamill and end with a brief spectacular show of fireworks.
“Once again we have a terrific roster of bands, including the headliner The Kentucky HeadHunters,” says Brian Fulp, festival chair. “But we also plan to have stilt walkers, laser tag, the ‘party bike from Mike,’ roving fun-makers and a really cool mid-festival surprise… which I can’t tell you about or it wouldn’t be a surprise!”
Fulp said the short display of fireworks will cap the day, expected to end around 9pm, but the fun will continue at the “Late Night Ramble” at the Cooperage, Honesdale, with one of the main stage bands, Professor Louie & the Crowmatix. The two remaining main stage bands are Chrissi Poland and Alexis P. Suter.
Honesdale Roots & Rhythm is a free, non-profit, family friendly event that draws close to 6,000 people to Honesdale every year. The festival includes food vendors, Artists’ Row, Tunes & Tales storytelling and crafts for youngsters and most recently, a beer garden offered by the Honesdale Rotary.
Supported entirely by sponsorships and grants, this year the festival will also include a sign language interpreter, Kim Hodder, and a group rendition of the National Anthem by four talented Honesdale High School students.
“We can’t thank our sponsors enough. Without them none of this would be possible,” says Fulp. “So come on down on Saturday, June 20th. The magic kicks off with local bands along Main Street at 10:30am and moves to Central Park around 1:30pm. See you there!”
Learn more at http://www.honesdalerootsandrhythm.com