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.
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.