Yes. Children 14 and under will be admitted for free to the Festival when accompanied by an adult. Children are wristbanded with a matching paper wristband to be worn by the accompanying adult to ensure the safety of our underage attendees.
The Roots N Blues Whole Hog VIP experience requires the purchase of an additional $50 VIP ticket for each child ages 8-14 to access the VIP areas with a VIP adult ticket holder.
Yes, re-entry will be allowed. Individuals seeking re-entry will need to wear and present their valid day-of or weekend wristband to re-enter. Wristbands that have been tampered with are not considered valid. Damaged, lost, or stolen wristbands will not be replaced or allowed entry.
The following items are allowed at Roots N Blues N BBQ:
The following items are NOT allowed at Roots N Blues N BBQ:
*All fans are subject to search by festival security upon entry.
Will call tickets can be picked up at the festival box office near the ticket gate. Please bring your photo ID and/or confirmation number with you to make the process quick and easy. Will Call is only available to those who purchase tickets on September 3 or later.
We are happy to do our best to accommodate everyone and have been working with a committee to make the festival accessible for all our fans. ADA parking will be available at the Riechmann Pavilion Lot (2300 E Walnut Street) on a first come, first served basis. If you are in need of assistance or have any requests, please contact Chuck Graham, Accessibility Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 573-442-5862 to identify your needs and give an approximate arrival time in order that we may better serve you. Visit the accessibility page for more details.
Yes! Together with Veterans United, we are happy to honor our service members with a 40% ticket discount on weekend passes. Valid Military ID must be presented at ticket gate upon entry. 1 ticket per valid ID please. Use code V3T3RANS at checkout.
We are a rain or shine event, so the show will go on. We work closely with the City of Columbia and Boone County Joint Communications to monitor the weather conditions for the safety of our guests. In the case of inclement weather, announcements from the stage and push notifications to the Roots N Blues N BBQ smartphone app will provide instructions. If weather interrupts or delays the festival, we will shuttle guests to Boone Hospital. Volunteers will direct guests to the shuttles. To download the official Roots N Blues N BBQ mobile app, click here: Google Play & iTunes.