Our excitement has been growing for months as Rich Ruoff – the director of The Lancaster Roots and Blues Festival – has slowly revealed the lineup for the February 26-28 music festival in downtown Lancaster. Roots and Blues – now in its third year – features more than 70 local and nationally touring bands. With so many bands to check out in three days, you obviously won’t be able to catch them all, but we’re highlighting a few bands you should make sure to see. And don’t forget to check out our Roots & Blues Spotify playlist, also below.
Quentin Jones’ Rock & Roll Revue
Lanark Records figurehead Quentin Jones is putting together the best his label has to offer in the form of an old-fashioned revue show. Jones’ own band, The Reach Around Rodeo Clowns will be the backing band for a range of different artists. Some, like Linda Gail Lewis, sister of a certain Great Ball of Fire, have been playing live music for decades. Others, like former “Project Runway” contestant Kenley Collins, will be testing the Lanark waters for the first time. Half a dozen other artists will get their shot to sing a few numbers during Lanark’s time slot. The Rock & Roll Revue will be the most music during a single time period over the weekend so don’t miss out on all Lanark has to offer. Keep your eyes peeled for the full story on Lanark head Quentin Jones in the April issue of Fly.
The Revue will take place on Friday from 7:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Convention Center.
Who are you excited to see at Roots & Blues?