ROOTS N BLUES N BBQSeptember 27-29, 2019 • Stephens Lake Park • Columbia, MO

About Us

The Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival is a celebration of two of Missouri’s richest traditions–music and food–set on 50 acres inside Stephens Lake Park. Our three-day festival features 30 national, regional and local musicians on two stages, representing all genres of American roots music. We also feature BBQ vendors from across the state and many other food options as well. We offer a family-friendly space to enjoy live music, food, and interactive art installations.


Weekend & Single Day tickets are currently available at Advanced Admission prices.

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Betsy Farris Memorial Run

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION AVAILABLE NOW! We invite you to participate in our 5K, 10K or half-marathon, in celebration of music and healthy living. Our race honors the legacy of Betsy Farris, Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival director from 2009-2016. Betsy trained, inspired, and mentored many people on their journeys to get fit and stay healthy.

Calling Volunteers

We love our volunteers! Sign up today to get a 3-day pass, a commemorative t-shirt and the rewarding feeling of making a difference in our community.