roots n' blues n' bbq http://kbia.org en Blue Note, Mojo's sold to Wisconsin group http://kbia.org/post/blue-note-mojos-sold-wisconsin-group <p></p><p>After 34 years of owning and operating two of Columbia's major entertainment venues, Richard King announced Wednesday he is selling The Blue Note and Mojo's to Majestic Live LLC of &nbsp;Madison, Wisconsin. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:44:56 +0000 Lauren Langille 55931 at http://kbia.org Blue Note, Mojo's sold to Wisconsin group Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival brings more than $1 million to Columbia http://kbia.org/post/roots-n-blues-n-bbq-festival-brings-more-1-million-columbia <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>7th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> annual Roots N Blues festival brought more than 22,000 fans from 35 states -- and five other countries -- to Columbia this September.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This year’s event marked the first time the festival took place in Stephens Lake Park, and saw 27 artists from across the world take the stage.</span></p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 16:07:49 +0000 Sam Richmond 43769 at http://kbia.org Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival brings more than $1 million to Columbia Roots N Blues Fest wraps three days of music in Stephens Park [slideshow] http://kbia.org/post/roots-n-blues-fest-wraps-three-days-music-stephens-park-slideshow <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>7<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> annual Roots N Blues N BBQ festival has wrapped up after three days full of events.</span></p><p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 13:29:00 +0000 Joshua Teasley 40943 at http://kbia.org Roots N Blues Fest wraps three days of music in Stephens Park [slideshow] Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival back in Columbia http://kbia.org/post/roots-n-blues-n-bbq-festival-back-columbia <p align="center">&nbsp;</p><p align="center"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival will be returning to Columbia this weekend with some changes.</span></p><p>The festival location is one of the biggest changes- it will now be at Stephens Lake Park instead of downtown Columbia.</p><p>Richard King is the festival organizer for Roots N Blues N BBQ. He says the time was right to make change.</p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 22:20:50 +0000 Billy Grayson 40816 at http://kbia.org Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival back in Columbia 10 songs you should know before going to Roots n Blues n BBQ http://kbia.org/post/10-songs-you-should-know-going-roots-n-blues-n-bbq <p></p><p>So you’re going to the “<a href="http://rootsnbluesnbbq.com/#home">Roots n Blues n BBQ</a>” festival this weekend. You love blues music and all the subgenres influenced by that gritty, American sound.</p><p>Or maybe you don’t know much about it besides loving to karaoke The Black Crowes version of “<a href="http://youtu.be/Mao7lRVMgKc">Hard To Handle</a>.” Or perhaps you just want to catch a glimpse of Kate Hudson’s baby daddy.&nbsp;</p><p>Whatever your motivation, there are some solid up-and-coming acts, as well as some staples (see what I did there?) to catch while they’re in town, or…gulp…still alive.</p><p>To prepare for the festival, I sat down with <a href="http://www.facebook.com/HittRecords">Hitt Records</a> co-owner Kyle Cook to talk about what tunes can help newbies and connoisseurs of blues music prepare for the festival. (Full ethical disclosure: I play pickup hoops with him on Sundays.) We put a list together of some songs that may excite those already with tickets or convince those on the fence that you may want to catch these acts while they are in our backyard. Regardless, these are some of the tunes you should know before heading into the gates.</p><p>Also, check out this <a href="http://open.spotify.com/user/khusted/playlist/00LIwEH00S58Aq1xtEUqnp">Spotify playlist</a> to get you in the mood with more songs we couldn’t include here.</p><p><strong>Jimmy Cliff</strong></p><p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 18:48:11 +0000 Kristofor Husted 40788 at http://kbia.org 10 songs you should know before going to Roots n Blues n BBQ Roots N Blues N BBQ announces initial 2013 lineup http://kbia.org/post/roots-n-blues-n-bbq-announces-initial-2013-lineup <p></p><p>The Roots N Blues N BBQ festival announced part of its lineup for the 2013 festival.</p><p>Mavis Staples, Steve Earle and John Hiatt top the list for the festival, which is moving to Stephens Lake Park this year. Wed, 10 Apr 2013 20:48:05 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 31820 at http://kbia.org Roots N Blues N BBQ announces initial 2013 lineup Roots n Blues n Barbeque....n free Wifi http://kbia.org/post/roots-n-blues-n-barbequen-free-wifi <p>This weekend attendees of the Roots n Blues n Barbeque Festival will have access to free public WiFi in many areas of downtown Columbia. Robert Simms is director of Information Technologies at the City of Columbia. He said he would&nbsp;love to offer WiFi year round but it is&nbsp;unlikely to happen in the near future. Simms said there are many factors consider. Fri, 21 Sep 2012 19:39:41 +0000 Min Hee Kim 21579 at http://kbia.org Roots "N" Blues "N" Barbecue Festival returns for 5th year http://kbia.org/post/roots-n-blues-n-barbecue-festival-returns-5th-year <p>The Roots “N” Blues “N” Barbeque Festival is returning for its fifth year next week. Downtown businesses now know what to expect during the festival and how to prepare financially. Sub Shop General Manager Scott Schulte says one of the concert stages is in their parking lot and that always helps business.</p><p>“It almost doubles are business for the day; we have a concert that usually helps bring in more people also," Schulte says.</p><p>But other businesses are not so lucky. Déjà vu Managing Partner Matt Istwan says he's found a way to draw people in.</p> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 17:00:11 +0000 Nicole Niedenberg 21110 at http://kbia.org Festival recap http://kbia.org/post/festival-recap <p>Fall&rsquo;s unofficially begun and that means festivals galore here in Columbia. This show is dedicated to two of them.</p><p> Fri, 09 Sep 2011 05:00:00 +0000 Scarlett Robertson 1747 at http://kbia.org Festival recap