HONESDALE - Where are the best concert posters in the land? This year, they are right here in Honesdale, Pennsylvania at the 8th Annual Honesdale Roots & Rhythm Music & Arts Festival.

The festival has added a special new element to highlight the Arts in the festival’s name. In what will surely become an annual feature, this year twenty-six of our area’s most talented artists have taken our blank gig posters and run with them… to amazing and fantastic places.

The "Gig Posters" will debut at The Hanson Gallery & Decorium located at 1037 Main St. Honesdale beginning on June 8, with an artist’s reception and live music from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The posters will remain on display there through June 14.

The posters will then journey to the festival located in Central Park on June 15 to Artist’s Row (9th Street) with a "Pick-a-Poster" style raffle, giving everyone an opportunity to own one of these unique pieces of original artwork. The raffle will run from 1:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and winners will be announced periodically from the Main Stage. Additionally, local artist Jeff George’s poster has been transformed into limited edition poster prints signed and numbered.

Support the area’s largest, free, all-day music and arts event on Saturday, June 15, beginning with bands and the 6th annual Airing of the Quilts in the downtown area from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., with the main event in Central Park beginning at 1:30 p.m.

All proceeds from the "Gig Poster" fundraiser will help benefit the 9th annual Honesdale Roots & Rhythm Music & Arts Festival for next year.

Find the festival online at HonesdaleRootsAndRhythm.com or follow us moment by moment on Twitter @RootsAndRhythm (twitter.com/rootsandrhythm ) where a complete list of poster contributors and their posters can be found.