Art transcends the canvas at RNB

Art transcends the canvas at RNB

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-Lucy Shanker, Roots N Blues Intern

Pretty much overnight, the RNB team transforms Stephens Lake Park into a flourishing festival. Of course, we add the giant stages. vendor booths and the signature ferris wheel, but there’s something more that makes this transformation process all the more remarkable: the art installations. Read More

2017: The year in review

2017: The year in review

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-Lucy Shanker, Roots N Blues Intern

2017 is coming to an end, and sometimes when I’m dating papers I still write the year as 2010. All mix-ups aside, 2017 was an incredible year for The Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, and it couldn’t have happened without you — the fans. Thirty-two performances, 13.1 miles and a whole lot of craft beer later, we cannot believe how quickly this year has passed. Here’s a look back at some of our — and your — favorite moments. Read More

Did you miss these performances?

Did you miss these performances?

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-Lucy Shanker, Roots N Blues Intern

It’s been two weeks since the 2017 Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, and we’re still not over some of the incredible performances this year. This year’s artists not only delivered unbelievably great shows, but also duetted with each other throughout the weekend. We were so lucky to have country legend John Prine and rising star Margo Price on the bill for Sunday, but who would’ve guessed they would perform together? Read More

Music creates new friendships

Music creates new friendships

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– Nate White, Team Leader/Store Manager at Palen Music, Columbia

A year prior to the Front Porch Stage’s introduction to the Roots and Blues Festival, I was riding on a golf cart through the festival grounds with Terry Robb.  We were on our way to the main stage to announce the winners of the signed guitar giveaway and something caught my eye.
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