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Free outdoor concert; Roots & Rhythm on Saturday

This handmade quilt is just one of many that will be on display this Saturday as tri-state quilt makers add to the day’s festive air by hanging their works on Main Street.
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June 12, 2013

HONESDALE, PA — A day of free, live music awaits on Saturday, June 15 as Honesdale hosts its eighth annual Roots & Rhythm Music & Arts Festival. Music starts at 10:30 a.m. with local bands performing throughout town. The main stage lights up at 1:30 p.m. in Central Park and “rocks on” until long after dusk.

Other events taking place during the day include the sixth annual Airing of the Quilts. Quilters from the tri-state area will hang their handmade treasures on Main Street from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact Jackie Murphy at A Stitch in Time, 570/253-6864 or email

Festival goers will have the chance to win a series of raffle prizes including a Fender Starcaster electric guitar, hand painted by local artist Jeff George; a 14 karat white gold and diamond heart-shaped necklace; a GP5500 Generac portable generator; and more. Winning tickets will be drawn and announced at 7 p.m. at the concert; winners do not have to be present.

Roots & Rhythm is co-presented by the Greater Honesdale Partnership and the Wayne County Arts Alliance.

Schedule of music
Downtown Bands: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Doug Rogers & the Hoy Polloy at the Antique Emporium, 1040 Main Street
Merchants of Groove at RE/MAX WAYNE, 416 Main Street
Freight Train Boogie at Dave’s Super Duper, 200 Willow Ave. (Rte. 6 south of Honesdale’s downtown)
Sidetracked performs at R3 Hardware, 541 Main Street
Chasin' The Dog at the Fred Miller Pavilion, Seventh and Main Streets
Two Steps Back at The Home Front, 833 Main Street
Poison Love in the 900 block of Main Street

The Villaume Foundation Main Stage Performances
1:20 p.m. National Anthem sung by Leah Schweighofer
1:30 p.m. Emish
3:20 p.m. The Badlees
5:15 p.m. Pat O'Shea and the Honest Men
7 p.m. Raffle drawing
7:45 p.m. Jimmy Vivino and the Barn Burners

Late Night Ramble
10 p.m. to midnight at The Cooperage, 1030 Main Street (BYOB)
Featuring: Pat O'Shea and the Honest Men