Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival

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Country and Region United StatesMissouri
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Columbia, Missouri, USA
Festival Contact Information

Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival
910 East Broadway, Suite 10
Columbia, MO 65201 USA

Festival Description

The Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival Festival takes place in downtown Columbia, Missouri. The program features a line-up of stellar musicians in “The District”—the event is organized as a street festival in the downtown section that is known for its wonderful coffee houses, shops, and restaurants. The program is rounded out with a BBQ competition, and an array of vendors.

“We are thrilled to have Boone County National Bank back this year as our naming rights sponsor,” says Betsy Farris, Director of the Sponsorship Division at Thumper Entertainment.

“This is a tremendous event for our community and our downtown,” says Mary Wilkerson, senior vice president of marketing at Boone County National Bank, “It has placed Columbia on the national, “must see” event page, we are proud to be a part of it again”.

“Gibson Guitar will be back with their interactive experience,” continues Farris. The interactive experience will enable fans to get more involved with the festival and gratify fans’ desire to explore the art of music. MPIX, New Belgium Beer, and Break Time will be returning as sponsors of this year’s festival, as well.

The Whole Hog VIP Lounge at Forge and Vine, the Roots N Blues Half-Marathon, and BBQ competition and vendors will remain integrated with the festival.

Festival Dates September 20 - 21, 2013
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Festival programming:
  • Over 30 artists perform across 3 stages to 52,000 fans. Each year the festival offers a selection of the best BBQ vendors in the area to enjoy. Included in the programming is a Half-Marathon & 10K run with music performances along the course!


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Slideshow photo credits:
  • In order of appearance
    • Roots ‘N Blues ‘N BBQ
    • Booker T responds to audience
    • Booker T at piano
    • Carolina Chocolate Drops
    • Edward Sharpe dancing with the crowd
    • Edward Sharpe threw the microphone into the crowd and this photo is one of the fans speaking as the mic was passed around
    • James Hand
    • Rev. Al Green’s performance where he tossed one dozen roses into the crowd


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