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Arts and Culture
5:20 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival back in Columbia

The Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival has traditionally taken place in downtown Columbia, but this year will take place at Stephens Lake Park. Photo from Amanda Sohaney/KOMU.

 

The Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival will be returning to Columbia this weekend with some changes.

The festival location is one of the biggest changes- it will now be at Stephens Lake Park instead of downtown Columbia.

Richard King is the festival organizer for Roots N Blues N BBQ. He says the time was right to make change.

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Arts and Culture
9:26 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Blind Boone Ragtime Festival returns to Columbia

Credit Blind Boone Heritage Foundation

The Blind Boone Ragtime Festival returns to Columbia this Sunday, honoring a local and national legend.  The festival features concerts and seminars from world-class ragtime performers both Monday and Tuesday.  It is named for John William “Blind” Boone, a ragtime musician who lived in Columbia around the turn of the twentieth century and helped pioneer the genre.

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