First Launched in 2007, The Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival is a fun, true, and unique celebration of music, food and culture. Each year the Festival brings together artists representing the genres of roots, blues, gospel, country, folk, bluegrass, rock, and soul. For three days in the Fall, Stephens Lake Park in Columbia, Missouri becomes the site of one of the most prominent festivals in the country.
From the Kick-off event on Thursday September 27th, to the Sunday Gospel Celebration and beyond, live music, delicious BBQ, and fun for all ages are the plans of the day. For the 12th Annual Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival , organizers have once again selected some of the top international, national, regional and local artists to perform.
Of course we’re not privy to their selection process, but the announcement is always a grand time. This year it was held at Kia of Columbia, with plenty of BBQ, beer, and slices of award-winning Peggy Jean’s pie to go around. Why make such a big deal? Check out this list of the artists performing this year and see for yourself.
3X Grammy nominees & 4X Americana Music Award winners – The Avett Brothers
Grammy winning Outlaw Country and Roots Rock artist – Sturgill Simpson
Soul/Blues Rock/Americana artists – Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Mixing Bluegrass, String Band Blues, and Rock n Roll – Greensky Bluegrass
Brooklyn-based Nonesuch Records artists – Lake Street Dive
Straight outta NOLA – Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Americana Music Award winner – Margo Price
Grammy, ACM, and CMA award winning Tex-Mex group – The Mavericks
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees – Los Lobos
4X Grammy winner for Best Contemporary Blues Album – Keb’ Mo’
Blues Hall of Fame inductee and 3X Grammy winner – Taj Mahal
Memphis Soul/Blues/Bluegrass artist – Valerie June
Alternative Country/Blues Rockers – Son Volt
Alternative Country/Americana singer, song-writer, violinist – Amanda Shires
Austin, Texas “Ameripolitan” artist – Dale Watson
Blues Music Award winning singer/guitarist – Samantha Fish
Celebrating their newest album, ‘Choke Cherry Tree’ – Ben Miller Band
All-Star Blues/Soul group – Music Maker Blues Revue
Country music singer/songwriter – Kelly Willis
Old-Time Appalachian music group – The Kay Brothers
Local Missouri favorite artists scheduled to appear:
Norm Ruebling Band
The Mighty Pines – King of the Roots Winner
Blue Jay – King of the Roots Runner-Up
The Burney Sisters
Ticket packages vary and advance tickets are available now. Single Day tickets will be available in June when the stage schedule is released. Whole Hog VIP and Platinum Pig VIP packages are also available. General admission for children 12 and under is free, and discounted tickets are available to active duty and retired military.