Contrary to popular opinion, winter is not void of exciting events. Each year, Lancaster hosts the Roots N Blues Festival, and it’s one of the most anticipated happenings of the year! Unwind for the weekend and gather with other music lovers for this great festival to celebrate your love of blues with some of the best artist lineups in Pennsylvania! Read on to learn more about the event and start planning a fun getaway around it! While you’re at it, why not make a whole trip out of it? Thanks to our free Vacation Guide, it’s never been easier! This unique planning tool can help you find the best local restaurants, shops, events, museums, outdoor adventures, and more.
The Lancaster Roots N Blues Festival is a Must-See!
What is the Roots N Blues Festival?
Who would have thought that Lancaster would be the center of blues music and bring to light talented artists? Our quaint town is certainly not on the national radar in the music industry, and yet, it’s where a lot of the magic happens for roots and blues genre. Forbes Magazine even named it on the Top 10 coolest places to visit in America in 2018!
The Lancaster Roots N Blues Festival began in 2014 thanks to the work of its director, Rick Ruoff. He set out to build “one of the best festivals in America.” Every February, this weekend-long festival features more than 60 artists on ten different stages. Listen to several music genres such as blues, Celtic, bluegrass, Americana, rock ’n roll, jazz, funk, soul, reggae, and many others! VIP tickets are available if you want to make the most out of your experience.
Your Experience at Roots N Blues
These three days of music give visitors the opportunity to explore Lancaster, passing historical sites as they listen to various bands and musicians, and of course, meeting the 10,000 other fans and experiencing the energy that goes along with it. The town and the festival merge to become one world, and the atmosphere is exhilarating. Do you want to hear the best part yet? All stages are within walkable distances of each other!
The Historic Smithton Inn is Only 20 Minutes Away
After the festival, come home to your room at the Historic Smithton Inn and relax for the rest of the evening! Between our gorgeous facade, exquisite amenities, and an ideal location in the heart of downtown Lancaster, our inn is the perfect place for your Pennsylvania getaway. Our rooms all offer something unique and authentic. They’re also conveniently located near the top attractions of the Lancaster County, including Amish activities, delicious restaurants, historical sites, and more. Browse our guest rooms today and pick your favorite! Did you know you could also take a virtual tour of our B&B? Make sure you take a peek at the Weathered Vineyards tasting room, it’s the perfect, cozy spot for your evenings!
Take a look at the Sage Room. You’ll love this accommodation if you’re traveling with your significant other! It’s beautifully decorated with antiques and handcrafted furniture, and even has a private bathroom with a rain shower and a sitting area with a working fireplace! Wake up each morning feeling as refreshed as ever and follow the smell of coffee downstairs, where a delicious homemade breakfast awaits you.