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Lancaster Roots and Blues
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Lancaster, PA
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Friday Feb 21, 2014 4:00 AM - Saturday Feb 22, 2014 2:00 PM | $40.00 - $169.00


Lancaster Roots and Blues
Lancaster Roots and Blues is a Festival of Music over two evenings at five great venues on 9 stages in beautiful downtown Lancaster PA.  This is an indoor festival where your wristband will get you into all venues.

Online ticket sales are now closed. You may now purchase your tickets at the gate of any of the five venues. They are the same price. We have plenty of general admission tickets so you will get in. Doors Open Friday and Saturday night at 5 p.m. at all venues except our late night venue , which is the Federal Taphouse beginning at 9:30 p.m. Unfortunately our credit card machines did not arrive in time so bring cash for ticket and merchandise purchases. If you purchased your ticket online and had them held at Will Call, the only Will Call Window at the Festival is at the Lancaster County Convention Center in the Marriott at Penn Square, 25 S. Queen St. Lancaster, PA 17601 It is located in front of Freedom Hall where the Robert Johnson stage is located. The Five Venues are: Convention Center- with Robert Johnson Stage and Thaddeus Stevens Stage. Chameleon Club: 223 N. Water St. with main stage and Lizard Lounge The Federal Taphouse 201 N. Queen St. Tellus 360 at 24 E. King St. with Temple Stage and Thighe Mhary Stage. The Ware Center at 41 N. Prince St. with Steinman Hall, and the Grand Salon. Don't forget the Blues Guitar Workshop at Steiman Hall on Saturday afternoon from 3 to 4 p.m. Have a safe Trip.

Our website with details on all of the artists, set times, venues, stages, etc. is

Lancaster Roots and Blues will feature a variety of Blues, Folk, Jazz, Bluegrass, Funk & Soul, Zydeco, Polka, with a touch a Rock n'Roll and even a smattering of Roots Reggae thrown in for good measure.  You may buy tickets for one night or save some money and purchase tickets for both nights. You have a lot of choices.  We even created a one day ticket, in case you are giving a gift to a friend and don't know what night they can come.   This ticket is good for either night.

The artists roster includes Grammy winning national acts as well as some of the best regional and local bands.  All feature musicians who are masters of their craft.  Some of the many artists coming are pictured below but for a full roster of over 50 bands, check out our website at www.lancasterrootsandblues.com

We have worked hard to make this festival a very affordable choice.  This is going to be the best concert value in 2014.
You have the option of purchasing tickets for either day or a two day pass. These tickets are offered at early bird rate until Dec. 31.  After that, the price goes up.  

There is proscenium seating(Theater Seating)in Steinman Hall, at the Ware Center.  To limit the number of disruptions during the performances in this venue only, we are opening the doors 15 minutes before each scheduled concert at Steinman Hall.  VIP ticket holders will be seated first, then everyone else we be let in until the hall is full.  If you have a particular act you want to see here, you should come early to make sure you get in.  
To spread the love, we are clearing the hall to give people a chance to see the next show.

VIP-  For the real music lover, we have a VIP option available, again by each day or for the two-day option.  VIP passes will get you the royal treatment with preferred seating options at The Ware Center and the Robert Johnson Stage, as well as Hors d'oeuvres at 4 of the 5 venues.  

At Steinman Hall, as mentioned above, we will offer early seating to VIP ticket holders for each show.  There will be a separate line for VIPs.  VIP seating starts approx. 20 minutes before each scheduled show time.

VIP seating at the Robert Johnson stage will be open throughout the weekend and you will be able to come and go as you please.  The hors d'oerves will be served within the VIP area at the convention center.

VIP ticket holders will also get a chance to meet Johnny Winter in person before the show starting at 7:30 p.m.   Details will be at the wristband table when you pick up your VIP wristband.

It is recommended that when you order tickets, have them sent to you.  That way you can go straight to any venue in the festival on show day to get your wristband.  If you chose to you use Will Call, (Where you pick up your ticket at the festival) there will be one will call table in the Lancaster Convention Center, outside of Freedom Hall, where the Robert Johnson Stage will be. Enter The Convention Center through the main doors on Penn Square, at the corner of Queen and King St. in the center of Lancaster.  This is also the entrance to the Marriott Hotel.  Go through lobby and down the main staircase to Will Call tables.  They will be next to the merchandise and wristband tables.

There is a hotel link on our website that offers 20 hotel options and direct links to reserve your room.

This is an over 21 event.  All of the venues, except The Ware Center with its two stages will sell alcohol.  If you are under 21, and wish to come to the shows at The Ware Center, you may purchase a ticket.  Just be aware, that your ticket will not get you access to the other venues.  Check the schedule carefully to see if that is what you want.
Of course, everyone is subject to be carded.


Lancaster, Pennsylvania (View)
Penn Square
Lancaster, PA 17603
United States


Music > Americana
Music > Bluegrass
Music > Blues
Music > Celtic
Music > Country
Music > Festivals
Music > Funk
Music > Jazz
Music > Reggae
Music > Rock
Music > Rockabilly
Music > Singer/Songwriter

Minimum Age: 21
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Lancaster Roots and Blues
On BPT Since: Sep 16, 2013
Rich Ruoff


Question: Want to see Johnny Winter. Where and time
Answer: Short answer is Sat. Feb. 22 at Lancaster Convention Center. You can see the full schedule here: http://lancasterrootsandblues.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Friday-Sat.-Venue-Schedule-14-LRB.pdf
Question: why can't I order any VIP tickets for saterday only
Answer: You can! It is called a one day VIP ticket. Good for either Friday or Saturday.
Question: Do you have to show up early to get a good seat, or can you go to another venue when a group you want to see plays and get a seat?
Answer: You may move around whenever you want. The only exception is seating in Steinman Hall, at the Ware Center. There you must get there before advertised show time to be seated. After each show at Steinman Hall, the theater will be emptied to allow seating for the next show.
Question: Are the different venues only letting people in who have tickets?
Answer: You will need a ticket to get a wristband. You will need a wristband to enter any venue in this festival.
Question: Where and when is TCYR playing?
Answer: TCYR are playing on the Robert Johnson stage in the Convention Center at 8 p.m. on Saturday Feb. 22. The full schedule is on the webiste or you can use this link: http://lancasterrootsandblues.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Friday-Sat.-Venue-Schedule-14-LRB.pdf
Question: What day, and where will James Cotton be playing?
Answer: James Cotton is playing with Johnny Winter on Saturday Feb. 22 in the Robert Johnson Stage in the Lancaster Convention Center starting at 10:15 p.m.. Full Schedule is here: http://lancasterrootsandblues.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Friday-and-Sat.-Venue-Schedule-14-LRB.pdf
Question: Are all these venues in walking distance?
Answer: Yes, all venues are within walking distance. 3 blocks max. But there will be a shuttle running between all the venues too. There is venue map on the website.
Question: will there be close by public parking?
Answer: Yes there is an amazing amount of parking. There is a parking garage next to every venue. Pick the venue you want to go to first and park there. Just $5 after 5 at night. There is a map on the website that shows all the parking options. http://lancasterrootsandblues.com/venue-map/
Question: I would like to visit from out of state but I am especially interested in see only Lake Street Dive. Will they be performing a full two hour show and at what time. 'Nick
Answer: Thanks for contacting Brown Paper Tickets! You can see the full schedule here: http://lancasterrootsandblues.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Friday-Sat.-Venue-Schedule-14-LRB.pdfThierry Gilles Bilingual Call Center Representative (Eng/Fr)Brown Paper Tickets thierry@brownpapertickets.com 800-838-3006 ext 7137www.brownpapertickets.com- They will play a full concert set starting at 9:30 p.m. Probably 90 minutes
Question: Can tickets be purchased at venues the day of the event /
Answer: Yes, wristbands will be available at all venues, on each day.
Question: I ordered tickets on line but where is the will cal location?
Answer: Will Call window is in the lobby of the Lancaster Convention Center, in front of the Robert Johnson Stage. (Main Stage) It opens at 4 p.m. Enter Convenition center from Penn Square and walk down staricase- Elevator is available too
Question: is it possible that so many VIP ticket holders will show up to a venue preventing those with general admission tickets from entering???
Answer: No. Only a limiited number of VIp tickets are for sale.
Question: Any possibility that the poster will be offered for sale?
Answer: Poster is for sale now on our webiste under merchandise link or you buy one at the festival.

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