Upcoming Events

Jul 9,
2017

Craftin’ for Blues in the Schools

11:00am at Confetti Craft Co, 1201 E. Broadway, Lower Level, Columbia, MO
Come craft and shop with us on Sunday, July 9th at Confetti Craft Co from 11:00 am – 2:30 pm! 25% of all proceeds...

Jul 13,
2017

Brews for Blues

5:30pm at The District, Columbia MO 65201
Try each location’s specialty beer and a portion of the proceeds goes to support Blues in the Schools! Get your passport stamped at each...

Jul 14,
2017

King of the Roots

7:30pm at The Blue Note, 17 N 9th Street, Columbia MO
King of the Roots is back! Join us for a battle of the bands competition where regional artists are selected to showcase their performance...

Aug 25,
2017

Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival Pre-Party

7:30pm at Rose Music Hall, 1013 Park Ave, Columbia MO
Come see Dead Man Winter featuring Dave Simonett of Trampled by Turtles at Rose Music Hall! Doors at 7:30, show at 8:30. Tickets are...

Sep 28,
2017

Betsy Farris Memorial 1/2 Marathon & 10K Packet Pick-up

12:00pm at Tryathletics, 1605 Chapel Hill Rd. Columbia, MO 65203
Pick up your information packet for the 2017 Roots N Blues N BBQ Betsy Farris Memorial 1/2 Marathon and 10K Race! Thursday September 28,...

Sep 29,
2017

The 2017 Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival

at Stephens Lake Park, Columbia, MO
The Friday night headliners are GARY CLARK JR and BOOKER T’S STAX REVUE! Check out the full stage schedule here.

Sep 29,
2017

Betsy Farris Memorial 1/2 Marathon & 10K Packet Pick-up

12:00 at Tryathletics, 1605 Chapel Hill Rd. Columbia, MO 65203
Pick up your information packet for the 2017 Roots N Blues N BBQ Betsy Farris Memorial 1/2 Marathon and 10K Race! Thursday September 28,...

Sep 30,
2017

RNBNBBQ Betsy Farris Memorial 1/2 Marathon & 10K

7:00am at Stephens Lake Park, Columbia, MO
Register HERE and don’t miss out on the race that celebrates music, healthy living and the legacy of Betsy Farris. All participants will receive a...

Sep 30,
2017

Betsy Farris Memorial 1/2 Marathon & 10K Packet Pick-up

6:00am at Tryathletics, 1605 Chapel Hill Rd. Columbia, MO 65203
Pick up your information packet for the 2017 Roots N Blues N BBQ Betsy Farris Memorial 1/2 Marathon and 10K Race! Thursday September 28,...

Sep 30,
2017

The 2017 Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival

at Stephens Lake Park, Columbia, MO
The Saturday night headliners are BAND OF HORSES and LEON BRIDGES! Check out the full stage schedule here.

Oct 1,
2017

The 2017 Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival

at Stephens Lake Park, Columbia, MO
The Sunday night headliners are EMMYLOU HARRIS, JOHN PRINE and RYAN ADAMS! Check out the full stage schedule here.

Past Events

Jul 1,
2017

Log Jam at the Lake

1:00 at Dog Days Bar & Grill, 1232 Jeffries Rd, Osage Beach, Missouri 65065
The 2017 Log Jam at the Lake is presented by The 2017 Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival and Logboat Brewing Company with Dog...

Jun 2,
2017

Stage Schedule Announcement Event

5:30pm at Logboat Brewing Company, 504 Fay St, Columbia, MO
Join us for an evening of beer, live music by Mercer and Johnson, and food from Grill-A-Brothers food truck at Logboat Brewing Company! During the...

Apr 13,
2017

Artist Announcement Event

5:30pm at Kia of Columbia 710 Business Loop, Columbia MO
Come out for a free event at Kia of Columbia for the FIRST ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENT of the 2017 Festival! Enjoy live music, complimentary food...

Oct 2,
2016

The 10th Annual Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival

11:30am- Gates Open at Stephens Lake Park, Columbia, MO
Sunday Headliners will be The Avett Brothers & Ben Folds

Oct 1,
2016

Blues in the Schools Fall Performance

Noon- 3pm at Stephens Lake Park Amphitheater

Oct 1,
2016

The 10th Annual Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival

11:30am- Gates Open at Stephens Lake Park, Columbia, MO
Saturday Headliners will be Grace Potter and Jason Isbell. More artists TBA.

Sep 30,
2016

The 10th Annual Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival

4:30pm- Gates Open at Stephens Lake Park, Columbia, MO
Friday Headliners will be Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and St. Paul & The Broken Bones. Other artists TBA.

Sep 29,
2016

Roots N Blues Kick-Off Event

The District
  Get more details on the event here, or all district promotion participants here!  

Sep 20,
2016

Volunteer Training

5:30pm at Logboat

Sep 14,
2016

Volunteer Training

5:30pm at Logboat Brewing

Jul 28,
2016

Jun 4,
2016

Stage Schedule Announcement Party

3pm-5pm at The Yard at Logboat

Jun 1,
2016

Poster Contest

All submissions due by Jun 1 at Please submit Online
Submit original artwork for a chance to be featured on our 10th anniversary festival poster! We are looking for original, informative poster designs that...

Apr 20,
2016

Artist Announcement Event

5:30pm at Kia of Columbia
Come out for a free event at Kia of Columbia for the FIRST ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENT of the 2016 Festival! Enjoy live music from The...

Mar 17,
2016

Name That Tune

5:30pm at The Tiger Hotel

Sep 27,
2015

Sunday Gospel Celebration

Stephens Lake Park

Sep 25,
2015

Festival

Stephens Lake Park

Kick off Event in the District

5pm at Downtown Columbia
Discover The District Promotions

Sep 16,
2015

Volunteer Training

5:30-7pm at Forrest Rose Park

Jun 10,
2015

Second Artist Announcement Party

5-7pm at Broadway Brewery, Columbia and Knuckleheads, Kansas City

May 9,
2015

Battle for Benefit for Blues in the Schools

8:00pm at The Bridge, 1012 East Walnut, Columbia, MO
Mizzou Music Management is proud to present the 2nd Annual Battle for Benefit. Come out and see 4 amazing artists battle it out in...

Apr 21,
2015

Artist Announcement Party

5p-7p at Schlafly Bottleworks, St. Louis and Tiger Hotel, Columbia
presented by Epoch Health Join us as we announce our first round of artists playing at The 2015 Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival...

Mar 17,
2015

Name That Tune

5:30-8:30pm at The Blue Note
How well do you know your music? Just like the classic game show, play along as teams compete to NAME THAT TUNE! Brush up...

Oct.

Tiger on the Prowl Auction

Tigers on the Prowl will be benefiting Blues in the Schools this year! Local artists team up with sponsors to decorate tiger sculptures on...

Sep.

Blues in the Schools Art Show

Boone County National Bank
As a part of the Blues in the Schools program, Columbia students will be creating blues-themed artwork. Individual works of art will be on...

Sep 28,
2014

RNBNBBQ Gospel Revival

12pm at Stephens Lake Park
Relax in the park while listening to the uplifting and soulful sounds of gospel. The Sunday Gospel Revival presented by Broadway Christian Church is...

Sep 27,
2014

Blues in the Schools Performance

12-3pm at the SLP Amphitheater
Students will be learning about blues music, history, and influential blues legends from musician and music educator, Tj Wheeler all September. Students will prepare...

Sep 27,
2014

RNBNBBQ Half Marathon & 10K Run

7am at Stephens Lake Park
We are working on a new, exciting course for the 1/2 Marathon & 10K! Keep an eye out for the new course coming this...

Sep 27,
2014

RNBNBBQ Saturday

11:30am at Stephens Lake Park
Schedule to be announced soon! Saturday festival pass or weekend festival passes available here.

Sep 26,
2014

RNBNBBQ Friday

4pm at Stephens Lake Park
Schedule to be announced soon! Friday festival pass or weekend festival passes available here.

Sep 25,
2014

RNBNBBQ Kick-off Event

5pm at The District
Don’t miss the official kickoff of Columbia’s 8th Annual Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival presented by U.S. Cellular, hosted by the District! Hear...

Aug 6,
2014

Brews for Blues Keg Tapping

5:30pm at Flat Branch Pub & Brewing, Broadway Brewery, and Logboat Brewery.
Wednesday August 6 at 5:30pm at Flat Branch Pub & Brewing, Broadway Brewery, and Logboat Brewery. Come out and have a beer to benefit...

Jul 18,
2014

Artrageous Friday featuring GuitarHenge

6pm-9pm at The Roots N Blues Art Studio
Come check out GuitarHenge at this free, self-guided art crawl in downtown Columbia! Find the Guitars at the Roots N Blues art studio and...

Jul 12,
2014

Roots N Blues Run Training Group

7am at Lucky's Market
Get to the finish line healthy, fit, and ready to have a great race with our training group!

Jul 11,
2014

Tigers on the Prowl UNLEASHED

6:00pm at The Columbia Mall
Join us as all 12 tigers are unleashed!

Jun 26,
2014

Blues in the Schools Summer Performance

4:30-6pm at Mojo's
Blues in the Schools will be traveling around to all Columbia Public Elementary Summer School programs in June. Come see them perform with Musician...

Jun 19,
2014

Blues in the Schools Summer Performance

4:30-6pm at Mojo's
Blues in the Schools will be traveling around to all Columbia Public Elementary Summer School programs in June. Come see them perform with Musician...

Apr 18,
2014

Flat Branch Pub & Brewing 20th Anniversary

5-8pm at Flat Branch Pub & Brewing
Columbia’s favorite award-winning restaurant and brewery, Flat Branch Pub & Brewing, will be celebrating their 20th Anniversary this April. The party starts with dinner...

Apr 17,
2014

Lucky’s Volunteer Fair

2-6pm at Lucky's Market
Roots N Blues will be at the volunteer fair at Lucky’s Market Columbia! Come see us to learn about volunteering at the festival and...

Apr 3,
2014

Artist Announcement Preview

6pm at The Tiger Hotel
You’ll never guess who we’ve got booked for The 2014 Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival! Well, you might guess, but come see if...

Mar 12,
2014

Name That Tune

5:30-8pm at The Blue Note
How well do you know your music? Just like the classic game show, play along as teams compete to NAME THAT TUNE! Brush up...

Feb 11,
2014

Lucky’s 5% Day

All Day at Lucky's Market
Save your grocery shopping for Blues in the Schools Day at Lucky’s Market! On February 11, 2014, Lucky’s Market will be donating 5% of...

Jun 18,
2016

Blues in the Schools Summer Performance

3pm-5pm at The Yard at Logboat