Lancaster is blessed with great venues for live music.

Here are the ones that are involved with the 2016 Lancaster Roots and Blues, a Festival of Music. There are 10 venues with 11 stages and the venues are shown here.

Chameleon Club & LL

Chameleon Club

223 N. Water St, Lancaster 17603

This has been Lancaster’s premier music showcase nightclub for close to 30 years featuring a wide range of live music from Rock to Blues and much more on its two stages. Chameleon Club hosted a very successful Blues Festival for 20 years.

Main Stage – This features a large dance floor with two balconies for the best views of the bands.

Federal Taphouse

Federal Taphouse

201 North Queen St, Lancaster 17603

Lancaster’s newest (Opened 2013) and largest craft brew venue with 100 beers on tap. This will make a fun late night venue for the Festival. Definitely a place to go for the beer connoisseur.

Lancaster Convention Center

Lancaster County Convention Center

25 South Queen Street, Lancaster 17603

An extraordinary gem of a facility set in a city rich with authentic tradition and sophistication, the Lancaster County Convention Center and Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square Incorporates the iconic 19th-Century Beaux Arts façade of the former Watt & Shand department store, the complex anchors Lancaster’s historic Penn Square, offering visitors an incomparable experience directly amidst the vibrant appeal of Downtown Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Main Stage – This is the largest venue at the Festival and is in Freedom Hall.

Tellus 360

Tellus 360

24 East King St, Lancaster 17602

This multi-floor venue defies conventional description. It is a furniture store, a clothing store, a restaurant, a bar, a recording studio and so much more. But most importantly for us, they have two stages.

Main Stage – The large stage at Tellus 360 with great sound and sight lines.

Front Stagey – This is a true Irish bar with a balcony for a great view of the band. The bar itself is 150 years old and shipped from Ireland. The back bar features magnificent doors from a 400 year-old theater in Ireland.

Trust Performing Arts Center

The Trust Performing Arts Center

37 N Market St, Lancaster, PA
The Trust Performing Arts Center is Lancaster newest performance space. This gorgeous building was built as a bank in 1912 and is considered a Beaux-Arts masterpiece.
This is a truly classy venue.

The Ware Center

The Ware Center

42 North Prince St, Lancaster 17603
The Ware center is a spectacular world-class performing arts center.
Steinman Hall – This 360 seat hall features superb acoustics and sight lines.
The Owen Salon – Arguably the most beautiful venue at Lancaster Roots and Blues, this intimate space, which sits on the top floor of The Ware Center offers up spectacular views of downtown Lancaster.

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Lancaster Dispensing Co.

33 N. Market St. Lancaster PA 17603
The Lancaster Dispensing Co. is a classic Victorian style pub that has a long history of showcasing regional musicians since 1978. This fun venue is located next to the Trust Performing Arts Center, another venue at Lancaster Roots and Blues. They will be serving food during the festival.

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The Elks Lodge

219 N Duke St, Lancaster, PA 17602

This classic private venue is opening its doors to Lancaster Roots and Blues.
This vintage hall has a large stage with a large dance floor.
They will be serving food during the festival.

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26 East

26 East King Street, Lancaster PA 17602
A refined destination for the modern debonair, 26 East is Lancaster City’s multi-level destination for unforgettable social events and dining experiences. 26 East is the sophisticated environment you need to conduct important business, or celebrate in style. High ceilings create impressive spatial impact and updated interiors provide a clean and modern atmosphere. The ideal Lancaster City event space, 26 East has an unmatched urban aesthetic.
Home to Altana Rooftop Lounge, Barberet Bistro & Bakery and a modern event space, 26 East encompasses the best of urban entertaining.

From classic French cuisine to patisserie perfection, Barberet Bistro & Bakery offers a fresh take on brunch, lunch and dinner. Owner, operator and Chef, Cedric Barberet, has over 25 years of professional pastry experience as well as a Master’s Degree in Pastry from Patisserie Chereau in France. Chef Barberet’s experience includes a position as Executive Pastry Chef at Donald Trump’s prestigious Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida. While working in Palm Beach in 2005, he spent two months creating Donald Trump’s five-foot high, seven-tier Grand Marnier chiffon wedding cake. Barberet has also worked at the Las Vegas M Resort Casino & Spa with Executive Pastry Chef Jean Claude Canestrier. In 2009, Barberet joined the prestigious team at Philadelphia’s Le Bec-Fin as the Executive Pastry Chef and most recently served as the Executive Pastry Chef for Buddakan.

A night at Altana is a night of comfortable conversation and refreshing libation in the ultimate urban escape. Indulge in the beautiful view of Lancaster City on our rooftop lounge while enjoying our refined selection of drinks and refreshments. Experience Altana, the perfect place to elevate your evening.


The Village

205 N. Christian St.
Lancaster, PA 17602
Party, rock, and dance, every week at the Village Nightclub! We feature the best DJ dance parties and the best in live music. The Village has been a landmark in Lancaster, PA for over 50 years, and is the area’s largest nightclub. We are proud to have hosted numerous national bands and recording artists such as Fuel, Cheap Trick, Bruce Springsteen, Cyndi Lauper, The Sharks, The Sugar Hill Gang, and Blackberry Smoke to name a few.