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We’re only a few days away from the 10th annual Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival! The festival showcases over 30 artists in genres including blues, folk, gospel, and more. There will also be plenty of opens in a new windowfood vendors on hand including Ozark Mountain Biscuit Co, Jamaican Jerk Hut, Grill-A-Brothers, and, of course, lots of BBQ. Roots N Blues will be at Stephens Lake Park; check out the map below to see the setup:

2016 Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival map

How to get tickets

While Whole Hog and Platinum Pig passes are sold out, there are still tickets available.

Prices:
Friday – $55
Saturday – $70
Sunday – $55
Weekend – $135roots and blues n bbq

Tickets can be purchased opens in a new windowonline, at Vinyl Renaissance of Columbia (16 N. 10th Street) or at The MSA/GPC Box Office located at the MU Student Center. Kids 12 and under get free general admission with an adult.

How to get there

Festival Shuttle: free shuttles will be running from downtown opens in a new windowparking garages (which are free after 6 PM on Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday)

COMO Connect: COMO Connect will be free all weekend – opens in a new windowcheck the map to find out which route will work best for you

Ride a bike: there will be secure bike parking at the entrance to the festival

Walk: park downtown and walk to the park – it’s about 15 minutes and a straight shot down Walnut Street

How to plan your weekend

Below is the artist schedule. We suggest following opens in a new windowRoots N Blues on Twitter in case there are any schedule updates during the weekend.

Thursday:

8 PM – opens in a new windowKickoff Party at Rose Music Hall with Paul Weber & The Scrappers, W.T Newton & The Ozark Blood, Tim Carey

Friday:

Missouri Lottery Stage:
6 PM – opens in a new windowThe Oversight Committee
7:30 PM – opens in a new windowMike Farris
9:30 PM – opens in a new windowNathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

Great Southern Bank Stage:
5 PM – opens in a new windowThe Fried Crawdaddies
6:30 PM – opens in a new windowHoundmouth
8:15 PM – opens in a new windowSt. Paul & The Broken Bones

10:30 PM – opens in a new windowAfter Party at Rose Music Hall with Old Salt Union

Saturday:

Missouri Lottery Stage:
11:30 AM – opens in a new windowThe Flood Brothers
12:30 PM – opens in a new windowDeke Dickerson
2:15 PM – opens in a new windowSouthern Culture on The Skids
4:00 PM – opens in a new windowThe Oh Hellos
5:45 PM – opens in a new windowSam Bush
7:30 PM – opens in a new windowThe Devil Makes Three
9:15 PM – opens in a new windowJason Isbell

Great Southern Bank Stage:
11:15 AM – opens in a new windowBrad Cunningham Band
12:15 PM – The John Lennon Songwriting Competition Winners
1:45 PM – opens in a new windowThe Budos Band
3:30 PM – opens in a new windowJackie Greene Band
5:15 PM – opens in a new windowThe Mavericks
7:00 PM – opens in a new windowShovels & Rope
8:45 PM – opens in a new windowGrace Potter

10:30 PM – opens in a new windowAfter Party at Rose Music Hall with Todd Day Wait’s Pigpen, Molly Gene One Whoaman Band

Sunday:

Missouri Lottery Stage:
11:15 AM – opens in a new windowChump Change
12:45 PM – opens in a new windowPaul Thorn
2:15 PM – opens in a new windowRayland Baxter
4:00 PM – opens in a new windowReverend Payton’s Big Damn Band
5:45 PM – opens in a new windowG. Love & Special Sauce
7:30 PM –  opens in a new windowThe Avett Brothers

Great Southern Bank Stage:
11:30 AM – opens in a new windowBroadway Blues
1:00 PM – opens in a new windowMusic Maker Blues Revue
2:45 PM – The Blind Boys of Alabama
4:30 PM – opens in a new windowBlues Traveler
6:15 PM – opens in a new windowBen Folds

8:30 PM – opens in a new windowAfter Party at Rose Music Hall with Aaron Kamm & The One Drops, Don’t Mind Dying, The Flood Brothers

New this year:  The Front Porch Stage will have instruments and musical equipment for anyone to perform.

Take a look at our opens in a new windowcalendar of events to find out what else is going on in town while you’re here.

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How to win Columbia prizes

We know you’ll be taking photos at the festival – use the tag opens in a new window#ShowMeRootsNBlues on Instagram to be entered to win Columbia goodies. That’s it! So easy, right?

How to follow along if you aren’t attending

We will be at the festival so even if you aren’t able to go, you can still take in the sights and sounds! Follow us on Instagram ( opens in a new window@VisitColumbiaMO) or Snapchat (VisitColumbiaMO) for photos and videos from the festival.

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Do’s and don’ts

DO:

  • Recycle and keep the park clean
  • Bring a re-fillable water bottle (make sure it’s empty at the entrance – there will be fill stations inside)
  • Be respectful of the people around you
  • Try the food and check out the awesome merchandise

DON’T:

Have fun!

Good food and good music

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