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Lancaster Roots and Blues

8 Venues in Downtown Lancaster, Lancaster, United States
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Lancaster Roots & Blues, A Festival of Music.
March 9, 10 & 11, 2018
Featuring over 50 artists from around the world at multiple indoor venues. 3 Days
8 Venues
50+ Artists

Lancaster Roots and Blues is an annual festival that features artists from around the USA and beyond. The purpose - to bring an array of talented artists to Lancaster, PA and to celebrate the roots of American music.  

The nature of roots and blues music is transcendent, timeless, and performed with soul. It is the root of great American music. Lancaster Roots and Blues is a celebration of this. This festival is for the music fanatic, as well as the casual infrequent concert goer. Roots and Blues music festival offers plenty to see, hear, and do.

This year - Lancaster Roots and Blues will have over 50 artists performing at 8 venues all within a few blocks of each other.  

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Lancaster is a spectacular walking city with great bars and restaurants that feature vibrant arts and music scenes. View Lancaster’s nationally renowned architecture, as well as, our many art galleries, museums, and antiques and crafts shops.

If you are coming from out of town, you will be pleased to know that Lancaster enjoys a wide variety of fine hotels and restaurants to choose from, including several near the venues. Buses running in between shows.

Lancaster Roots and Blues will be an excellent way to hear great live music and break out of the winter doldrums. Tickets may be purchased for one night only. They make excellent gifts for the holiday season and Valentine’s day.

We have worked very hard to keep ticket prices affordable with a low service charge. Lancaster Roots and Blues offers a great value, when you consider you are seeing so many outstanding artists for one ticket price. This is the best concert value of the year, we look forward to seeing you there!


We had a blast at this year's festival! Tickets for next year are on sale now. Start planning your weekend in Lancaster!

"The fifth annual Lancaster Roots and Blues wrapped up Sunday night. The festival brought more than 60 performers and an estimated 10,000 music fans to Lancaster city over three days. Here are seven moments from the 2018 Lancaster Roots & Blues."

“It helps spread the word about how cool Lancaster is,” Zorbaugh said, four-time Lancaster Roots & Blues attendee. Thank you LNP + for the flattering article!

Enjoy the full live set of Samantha Fish inside the Commonwealth Ballroom of the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square w/ a little introduction by LRB owner/operator Rich Ruoff!

We'd like to thank all of our visitors, volunteers, staff, venues, artists, sponsors, and the City of Lancaster as a whole! The festival was a huge success and our team thoroughly enjoyed themselves, we hope you all did too. We look forward to seeing everyone out again next year! Head over to for your #LRB2019 tickets - Feb 22nd, 23rd, and 24th. Photos and Video by Kinectiv.

Last night, Sunday March 11, Joe Milsom, aka Robert Bobby passed away quietly in his sleep after a year long battle with a brain tumor. His loving wife and musical partner Chris was by his side. Robert Bobby performed several times at Lancaster Roots and Blues in the past. Joe was a creative genius as a singer/songwriter/producer. One of my all time favorite albums was Joe's Chilly Wind. Joe was a founding member of The Speedboys, who were inducted into the Lancaster Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in January of this year. He was well known in the singer/ songwriter community, the Folk community and the Lancaster music scene and beyond. The world lost a good man last night. Guitarist Eric Johnson, the final artist to perform at the 2018 Festival was finishing his final song around 8 p.m. last night... As Joe's longtime friend MIke Fisher said, "When the show was over, he went home."

The Brandon Neiderauer Band on Chameleon Club Stage at 2018 Lancaster Roots and Blues, A Festival of Music.

Day 3! Plenty of great music still to come. Check out the Sunday lineup here: Don't have tickets? Not to worry! You can get Single Day passes, or Late Admission passes (for all shows after 5pm) at the Festival Box Office or on

It's always a party at The Village, can't wait to get down to some blues this Saturday! See their lineup for Saturday night here:

26 East aka the 2nd floor of Altana Rooftop Lounge is one of the Saturday venues at Lancaster Roots and Blues, A Festival of Music! See the artists playing at 26 East here:


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Lancaster, United States