The Wood Brothers

The Wood Brothers perform on the main stage during the 2016 Lancaster Roots & Blues festival. 

Lancaster's fifth-annual Roots & Blues Festival is returning to venue near you this Friday. Be prepared for a weekend filled with soulful blues, hearty riffs and plenty of doo-wop.

Whether you're a well-seasoned Roots & Blues expert, or you're dying to see what all the hype is about, we have you covered. 

Here's a quick Roots & Blues primer to get you excited for the weekend.


Last week, our entertainment reporter Jenelle Janci made a primer with all the essentials needed for Roots & Blues. 

There are plenty of can't-miss performers who will be at Roots & Blues this weekend. Here's a quick list of performances not to miss.

If you're really into Lancaster's local music scene, you may be excited to know that "Suddenly, Tammy!" is reuniting this weekend.

Also, the husband-and-wife duo "The War and Treaty" will be at Roots & Blues this Friday. 

Excited yet? We are, too. One of our staff writers, Tim Stuhldreher, wrote a nostalgic "Unscripted" column about the Lancaster County music staple.

We will have more coverage of Roots & Blues weekend; will we see you there?