amosI love a good music festival in general, but when you mix together a blues festival (with some of my favorite acts) with a BBQ festival in Missouri, well then you have a winner…

So I have put a big red X on my calendar for the 8th Annual Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival to be held September 26-28, 2014 at Stephens Lake Park in Columbia, MO.

About The 8th Annual Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival: “The 8th Annual Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival will be held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 26-28, 2014 at Stephens Lake Park in Columbia, Missouri. First Launched in 2007, the festival features over 30 artists representing the genres of roots, blues, gospel, country, folk, and soul. The line up includes international, national, regional, and local artists. American Blues Scene Magazine called it “One of the most prominent festivals in the country!” As well as live music, fans enjoy delicious BBQ from local and national vendors. Included in the festival is a ½ Marathon and 10K on Saturday morning and a Gospel Revival on Sunday. The festival is a fun, true and unique celebration of music, food and culture.”

This year’s festival features a couple of my favorite artists, Amos Lee (above right) and the Avett Brothers.  And one of my very special friend’s favorites, John Prine.

The 8th Annual Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival will be held Sept. 26-28, 2014 at Stephens Lake Park in Columbia, MO.