Lancaster is blessed to have many great venues for seeing live music. Here are the ones that are involved with the 2014 Lancaster Roots and Blues, a Festival of Music. There are 5 venues with 9 stages and the venues are listed in alphabetical order.
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.
The Lizard Lounge – This intimate setting was home to the Blue Monday series for many years that featured numerous national touring blues bands on Monday nights.
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 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.
Robert Johnson Stage – This is the largest venue at the Festival and is in Freedom Hall.
Thadeus Stevens Stage – Is a more intimate venue at the Vine St. lobby of the convention center. This is next to the famed U.S. Congressman and abolitionist Thadeus Stevens’ home currently under renovation and can be viewed through glass from the performance area.
24 East King St, Lancaster 17602
Lancaster newest performance art center 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.
Temple – The large stage at Tellus 360 with great sound and sight lines.
Tigh Mhary – 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.
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 Grand 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.