The Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival

  • Barbecue and Music Festival
If you’re like most folks, you like barbecue and you also like good music.

The two come together in a spectacular fashion Sept. 28-30 in Columbia, Missouri, with the annual Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival. You’ll find more than 30 artists representing the genres of roots, blues, gospel, country, folk, bluegrass, rock, and soul. You’ll also find barbecue from the best local and regional vendors.

Roots N Blues Beginnings

First launched in 2007, the festival boasts three days of music, plus a half marathon, 5K, 10K, and even a Sunday Gospel Celebration.

The best part? It’s all for a good cause. The Roots N Blues N BBQ Foundation has brought joy and music education to thousands of children through the Blues in the Schools program. Students have the opportunity to write and perform with award-winning guest musicians in their classrooms.

Roots, Blues and BBQ Details

The festival takes place at Stephens Lake Park in Columbia. Advance tickets can be purchased here. (Remember that kids 12 and under get free general admission with an adult.)

The half marathon, 10K, and 5K take place on Sunday, Sept. 30. Perks of the race include complimentary barbecue and beer after the race, as well as a discounted ticket to the festival.

Looking for the music line-up? You can find the complete stage schedule here.

Lastly, remember to bring a chair or blanket to relax. Refillable water bottles are encouraged, but coolers and outside food and beverages are not permitted. Check the weather and come prepared; this is a rain-or-shine event.

About StorageMart

At StorageMart, we enjoy getting involved in the communities we serve, especially when they love barbecue and great music as much as we do. That’s why we’re a proud supporter and presenting sponsor of the Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival.

About Sarah Little

Sarah Little, Marketing Director at StorageMart, holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. She serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors for the Central Missouri Foster Care & Adoption Association, a non-profit group dedicated to improving the lives of children.

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