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    Roots N Blues N BBQ


    Stephens Lake Park – Columbia, MO
    September 25-27, 2015



Pre-sale tickets available ONLINE


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The 9th Annual Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival will be held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 25-27, 2015 at Stephens Lake Park in Columbia, Missouri. First Launched in 2007, the festival features over 30 artists representing the genres of roots, blues, gospel, country, folk, and soul. The line up includes international, national, regional, and local artists. American Blues Scene Magazine called it “One of the most prominent festivals in the country!” As well as live music, fans enjoy delicious BBQ from local and national vendors. Included in the festival is a ½ Marathon and 10K on Saturday morning and a Gospel Event on Sunday. The festival is a fun, true and unique celebration of music, food and culture. For more festival information visit rootsnbluesnbbq.com.

Past Artists

September 26-28, 2014

The Flood Brothers, Jay Farrar, Blackberry Smoke, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Los Lobos, Jason Isbell, Madisen Ward & The Mama Bear, Todd Day Wait’s Pigpen, The Hooten Hallers, Chump Change, David Wax Museum, Attic Wolves, Lake Street Dive, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Rosanne Cash, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, John Prine, Amos Lee, The Avett Brothers, Music Maker Blues Revue, Tj Wheeler, The 2nd Missionary Baptist Church Music Ministry, Matthew Curry, Paul Thorn, jj Grey & Mofro, Hot Rize with Red Knuckles and the Trailblazers, Bettye LaVette, and Trampled by Turtles

September 20-22, 2013

The Black Crowes, Blues Traveler, Jimmy Cliff, John Hiatt, Steve Earle, Johnny Winter, Mavis Staples, ZZ Ward, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Vintage Trouble, Keller Williams with The Travelin’ McCourys, Dale Watson, Nikki Hill, Phosphorescent, Alejandro Escovedo, Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, Some Train Yard, The Pines, BoCoMo Ramble, The Hatrick, Mudcat, Peter Parcek, Tj Wheeler, Music Maker Revue, Samanta Fish, The Bel-Airs, Chump Change

September 21 & 22, 2012

Al Green, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Joe Lovano Us Five with Esperanza Spalding, James Weidman, Otis Brown III, & Matt Wilson, Rodriguez, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, Del McCoury Band, Monophonics, Elizabeth Cook, Deke Dickerson & The Ecco-Fonics, Pokey LaFarge & The South City Three, Eilen Jewell, The Thin Dimes, Donnie Walsh & The Downchild Blues Band, Music Maker Blues Revue (…), Mountain Standard Time, Blues in the Schools & TJ Wheeler, The Mojo Roots, Todd Day Wait’s Pig Pen, Wanda Jackson, Sara Watkins, Sam Bush, Trampled Under Foot, John Mayall, Don’t Mind Dying, The Hooten Hallers, The Hipnecks, Believers, Vulvette, The Flood Brothers

September 9 & 10, 2011

Fitz and the Tantrums, Los Lobos, Taj Mahal, Ana Popovic, Robert Randolph Family Band, Mavis Staples, Dr. Ralph Stanley, Railroad Earth, Reverent Peyton’s Big Damn Band, William Elliott Whitmore, Flatlanders, Sam Bush, Dale Watson, The Bel Airs, (MO Lottery King of the Roots Winner), David Wax Museum, Toubab Krewe, Music Maker Revue (…), Robert Cray, Blues in the Schools with TJ Wheeler, Chump Change, Megan Boyer Band, Cabin Sessions, Man in the Ring, (MO Lottery King of the Roots Runner-up), Record Collector, Todd Day Wait’s Pig Pen


October 1 & 2, 2010

Those Darlins, Jimmy Wayne, Del McCoury Band, Shemekia Copeland, Anders Osborne, Tab Benoit, Trampled Under Foot, Honey Island Swamp Band, The Dynamites featuring Chales Walker, Taj Weekes & Adowa, Music Maker Revue(…), Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi, (King of the Roots winner), Record Collector, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Ron Williams, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Dan Tyminski, Blues in the Schools with TJ Wheeler, Megan Boyer Band, Chump Change, Driving Wheel, The Bel Airs, Vince Cook, The Cabin Sessions, La Movida, Man in the Ring, Noah Earle, Garotas Suecas, Big Medicine, Music Maker Revue(…), Mudcat,

September 9 & 10, 2009

(Music Maker Revue), Carolina Chocolate Drops, Perfect Age of Rock & Roll Blues Band, The Wilders, Southern Culture on the Skids, Black Joe Lewis and The Honey Bears, Henry Clay Band, The Bel Airs, Deke Dickerson, Trio Desterrado, Back Yard Tire Fire, Sonny Moorman Group, Ana Popovic, Junior Brown, The Itals, Steel Drivers, Blind Boys of Alabama, Mike Zito, Heather Myles, James “Slim” Hand, Rory Block, Booker T, Dan Tyminski, Blues in the Schools with TJ Wheeler, Chump Change, Funky Butt Brass Band, King Clarentz, Atlanta Boogie, (Music Maker Revue)

Missouri Highsteppers & New Belgium bike parade

October 3 & 4, 2008

James Hand, Record Collector, Roy C, Aubrey and Lori Ghent, Del McCoury Band, Ruthie Foster, John D’Agostino, Cedric Burnside & Lightnin Malcolm, The Bel Airs, Chump Change, Gary Clark Jr, Doyle Bramhall, Tab Beniot, Bettye LaVette, Buddy Guy, Primitive Soul, Harper, Dale Watson, People’s Army, (Music Maker Revue), Jerry Douglas Band, Blues in the Schools with TJ Wheeler, Farmer Jason, Curreykorn, Henry Clay and the Full Grown Men, Noah Earle, Joe Stickley’s Blueprint

September 7 & 8, 2007

Jerry Douglas Band, Chris Thomas King, Blind Boys of Alabama, The Gourds, The Rounders, North Mississippi All Stars, Mud Cat, (Music Maker Revue), James Hand Serious Blues Band, Deke Dickerson, Hilary Scott Band, Taj Mahal, Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, Tab Benoit, Toni Price, Kent Burnside, Chump Change, The Bel Airs, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Big Smith, Primitive Soul, Bait Shop Boys