The new ownership of Roots N Blues's isn't really a change for the local music festival but just another step in its continuing evolution. Including Columbia-based performers, radio-famous recording artists and the son of Willie Nelson, the 2019 line up sees the return of local favorites and modern icons alike. This year's Vox coverage includes 11 acts and a summation of the musical celebration's ongoing metamorphosis. Once this information enters your brain, you will be totally prepared to rock out at Stephens Lake.
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We've got festival novices covered from bracelet mishaps to comfort essentials
Before the festivities get underway, here are a few practical things to keep in mind for Roots N Blues 2019
Feeling hungry at Roots N Blues, but don't want to recharge your wristband? Here are the cheapest eats you can get
The group's founder, Amanda Shires, and youngest member, Maren Morris, will both sing as solo artists on the Missouri Lottery Stage this weekend
The Mavericks guitarist Eddie Perez discusses the band's 30th anniversary and the band's key to longetivity
Deke Dickerson is a Columbia native who has made a name for himself touring the world playing American roots music. Now he is back in town for Roots N Blues 2019
A barbecue-loving Texan set out to try all the BBQ at Roots N Blues. This is what she found
The yellow strings represent a deeper sense of belonging and similarity within a diverse crowd
We turn the camera away from the Roots N Blues stage to spotlight the personalities that come to see the show
Roots N Blues might be focused on the music and food but there is one more thing people should not be leaving out — the fashion
Each performer's personal style brought a different vibe to the festival
We spent the night chasing after the best drinks the festival had to offer
You know all about the artists of Roots N Blues, but it’s the volunteers working behind the scenes that help the festival come to life
Artwork, food and interactive displays — with all there is to do at Roots N Blues this year, you (almost) don’t need the music
People from near and far come to Columbia for Roots N Blues, but just how far? Meet the people who went way, way out of their way to get to the festival
It's the Roots N Blues summary you didn't know you needed. Let the stars guide you through the music, art and food
Owner Jeff Stevens says it's nice to have an option, so WellBeing gives you one.
Despite the heat, the kids of Roots N Blues were looking stylish on the final day of the festival
You may have heard of it — now take a look inside
The art of this year's Roots N Blues festival was a community effort — one that art director Lisa Bartlett hopes will leave a lasting impact on attendees
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