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Dancin’ in the streets in Honesdale

June 14, 2012

HONESDALE, PA — The seventh annual Roots & Rhythm festival will have Honesdale hopping this weekend, starting at 10:30 p.m., when bands will start playing at locations around town, like Teddy Young and the Aces at Dave’s Super Duper, the Gypsy Jazz Quartet at REMAX Wayne, and Peter Florance and the New Kings at the Fred Miller Pavilion on Main Street.

The Central Park entertainment will begin at 1:15 p.m., featuring Banjo Dan & the Mid-Nite Plowboys, a New England acoustic band that plays traditional and original bluegrass, at 1:30 p.m.; the Nouveaux Honkies, a violin, guitar, bass and drum quartet from down South, at 3:20 p.m.; the Sweetback Sisters, a country group reminiscent of the Everlys, the Judds and the rockabilly energy of Wanda Jackson, at 5:10 p.m.; and the Duke Robillard Band, at 7:40 p.m., delivering a gritty tribute to the early heroes of R&B.

The raffle this year features a five-day, four-night stay at Alice’s Camp as the top non-cash prize. The spot originallybelonged to an American prisoner of war in World War II who was forced to walk the infamous Bataan Death March in the Philippines, and is now owned by her niece, Patty Hunt of Hunt Signs. “The only thing that kept Alice going was a vision of Bonney Eagle Pond from her cabin in Maine,” said Hunt. Other prizes include a wall hanging from A Stitch in Time, a hand-painted guitar by local artist Jake Smith (courtesy of Derek Frey Williams, Tobias Caine Roulay and Mojo Music Center) and a 32” LC HDTV from Music & Video Express. A $1000 cash grand prize is also up for grabs. The drawing will be at 7 p.m.

WHERE: Honesdale, PA, Central Park and around the town
WHEN: Saturday, June 16 starting at 10:30 a.m.
COST: Free
CONTACT: www.honesdalerootsandrhythm.com