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Off the Clock - Roots N Blues to Unveil New Puppets at Festival

16 hours ago
Sarah Kellogg

Columbia’s annual Roots N Blues N BBQ festival kicks off September 30 at Stephens Lake Park. It is one of the city’s biggest events, where fans can hear a range of live music, try out a variety of barbecued meat and view local artwork all in one location. But one particular kind of artwork has become an interesting staple at Roots N Blues. 

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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.

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:

Kristofor Husted / KBIA

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