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Last week, we told you about a lesser know part of the Roots ‘n Blues ‘n BBQ Festival, the opens in a new windowHalf Marathon and 10K. For those of you who are more about dancing than running, this blog is for you.

This year’s music lineup for the opens in a new windowRoots ‘n Blues ‘n BBQ Festival is, in a word, epic. But enough with the words, we’ll just let you listen to some of this year’s standout announced performers.

Al Green


He’s still got it, folks.



Attendees at this year’s opens in a new windowTrue/False Film Festival were mesmerized by the film Searching for Sugarman, which follows the search for a Mexican musical artist whose music was celebrated in South Africa. Now, Rodriguez comes to Columbia.

Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives


On the scene for decades, Marty Stuart brings his amazing live presence to Roots ‘n Blues.

Are you excited yet? Just these few examples make it easy to see why Roots ‘n Blues ‘n BBQ grows each year. Keep checking their site for all the artists and any last minute additions and check back here in a couple of weeks for some insight into what makes downtown smell so good during the festival…the BBQ contest.