roots n blues

Arts and Culture
10:07 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival brings more than $1 million to Columbia

Credit Amanda Sohaney / KOMU

The 7th annual Roots N Blues festival brought more than 22,000 fans from 35 states -- and five other countries -- to Columbia this September.

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.

The event gave a boost to Columbia’s economy, as it created $1,205,842 in economic impact for the city, according to the 2013 Convention and Visitors Bureau Economic Impact Study.

Organizer Richard King said he was satisfied with this year’s event.

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Arts and Culture
11:25 am
Tue September 24, 2013

Roots n Blues n social media [Storify]

We chose this photo because it kind of looks like the skeleton is texting.
Credit Kris Husted / KBIA

  The Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival blew up on social media all weekend. We pulled out some of the more interesting posts and put them together in a Storify for you:

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Arts and Culture
8:29 am
Mon September 23, 2013

Roots N Blues Fest wraps three days of music in Stephens Park [slideshow]

Alejandro Escovedo croons to a large crowd.
Kristofor Husted KBIA

The 7th annual Roots N Blues N BBQ festival has wrapped up after three days full of events.

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