Lancaster Roots and Blues 2022
Details for our VIP Experience presented by Bobby Rahal Lexus of Lancaster County are below.
For a limited time only we are offering Lifetime Memberships. See details below.
Lancaster Roots and Blues is an annual festival of music and art held in beautiful downtown Lancaster Pennsylvania, USA. The event is held indoors at multiple venues all located within three blocks of each other. Attendees receive a wristband at check-in and can move about freely from stage to stage. Expect at least 50 different musical artists over the 2-day festival.
We will start rolling out the schedule in early April on our website, LancasterRootsAndBlues.com
Style wise, Blues is a big part of the music but we also book a variety of genres including jazz, Americana, roots music, funk, soul, rock n roll including rockabilly, zydeco, world music, and more.
The genre of music is less important than having artists who play from the heart and with soul and possess a high standard of musical excellence. A good description of the music at Lancaster Roots and Blues is it is timeless. We definitely don't chase the flavor of the month. The music is memorable, not disposable.
Festival headquarters for the weekend of the event are at The Lancaster County Convention Center located at the Lancaster Marriott. There will also be an Art Expo in the Convention Center.
General admission tickets will get you in to see all shows except the few that are VIP only.
We offer the VIP ticket experience for people who want to make it a special weekend and like to support the festival. The VIP tickets always sell out in advance. But the General Admission (GA) level tickets will still give you more music than you could possibly see.
Here is what you receive if you buy VIP tickets:
The Lancaster Roots and Blues VIP Experience presented by Bobby Rahal Lexus of Lancaster County.
1. New for 2022, we will offer VIP only opening reception in the ArtPart on Friday evening, July 8 This is before the festival opens for the weekend on Saturday and Sunday July 9 and 10. There will be great live jazz by The Paul Colombo Group. Each VIP receives one complimentary drink and there will be hors doeuvres. ArtPart exhibitors will have their booths open- please check them out. This is a great opportunity to pick up your VIP credentials at the Box Office which is in the ArtPart too! This reception is open to both one and two-day VIP ticket holders- This is an add on bonus to your experience.
2. VIP seating area in the center of Freedom Hall (Where the main stage is.) Look for the Bobby Rahal Lexus of Lancaster County sign at entrance to seating area. You are not obligated to sit in this area, but they do have good site lines. This seating area will be open all three days of the festival.
3. The tradition of our Saturday afternoon VIP party continues. This time the party will be in the Fulton Theater in their newly constructed event space. The Fulton just finished a $30 million dollar renovation and is one of the most beautiful theaters in America. The party is from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. There will be live music featuring Iron City, (A jazz organ combo) featuring guitarist Charlie Apicella and special guest world-class tenor saxophonist Don Braden and a variety of food provided by local restaurants and one complimentary beer or wine.
4.Also new to the festival will be a VIP Sunday Mimosa Brunch from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the newly renovated Southern Market! 100 S. Queen St. 17603 There will be live music featuring Blues on the Loose and a complimentary Mimosa. There are a nice variety of food stands in the market where you may purchase food.
5.All purchasers of VIP tickets will receive one free festival shirt. When you pick up your VIP lanyard or wristband at the Box Office, stop at our merch table for your shirt.
Note: VIP tickets will be dated for July 9 and 10, 2022, just like the General Admission Tickets, but there will be a VIP event on Friday the 8th as noted above.
Complete details including Musical artists performing and visual artists showing including stages and galleries and times for each will be added to the festival website throughout the coming months. The goal is to have a complete list posted by end of April so you may make your plans. (With a festival of this size, there can be some last minute changes and we will keep you updated on the website.) Festival web site is LancasterRootsandBlues.com
Lifetime Memberships! We stopped offering Lifetime Memberships 4 years ago. Due to requests, for a limited time, we are selling them again. Lifetime Membership is just as it sounds. This will get you admission to all events at each annual Lancaster Roots and Blues Festival as long as the festival operates. We survived the early years and the worst of Covid so longterm prognosis is good! This is a VIP level membership. You can purchase a single pass or 2 person pass. The pass will be in the purchasers name and is non-transferable. If otherwords, if you should pass on to the great juke joint in the sky, your membership goes with you. There is no service charge for the Lifetime Memberships.
Under 21: Due to requests we are opening up the festival to people under 21. Parents or guardians may bring your child (Over 12 please) to the box office with you. Under 21 tickets are on sale at the box office only, for $50 per day. You won't be able to buy under 21 tickets in advance. (Don't worry, if you have your adult ticket, we will save space for the under 21 crowd.) We will have special under 21 wristbands.
Covid Policy: Covid has been challenging for all promoters of concerts. Our new policy is this: We will not demand proof of vaccine or a negative test and we will not demand you wear a mask. Fortunately most of our attendees were vaccinated in 2021 (95%) and we expect it would be similar this year. You all know how to protect yourself. Options are there. The only way this would change would be by government mandate. This is not anticipated.
Refund Policy: Having dealt with the unanticipated repercussions of Covid our refund policy going forward is No Refunds. By purchasing a ticket, you are making a commitment to attend the festival. It becomes financially stressful to the festival to have to manage refunds. You may of course give or sell your ticket to another person should the need arise.
Box Office Location- When you arrive at the festival you will need to bring your ticket, (Either printed out or on your phone) to the box office to get scanned. There you will receive your festival pass, (Either a wristband or Lanyard for VIPs). The box office is in the same location as last year: Located in Freedom Hall at the Lancaster County Convention Center, which is attached to the Lancaster Marriott, the tallest building in Lancaster located in Penn Square. The address is 24 S. Queen St. Lancaster PA 17603. This is also where our ART PART is featuring over 50 booths of Artists and sponsors.
See who is playing, learn about ArtPart and our Parking, Lodging, Restaurants and Maps
Go to our web page to learn all of this and more! LancasterRootsAndBlues.com
We hope to see you this summer!
Lancaster Pennsylvania (View)
Lancaster, PA 17603
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|