The Beat: Last year's debt paid on Roots 'N' Blues

Thursday, July 9, 2009 | 1:36 p.m. CDT

Janet Saidi of KBIA/91.3 FM talks with Missourian city editor Scott Swafford and reporter Abby Rogers about how Thumper Entertainment, the company that runs, manages and operates the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival, has paid back the debt it owed the city for the 2008 festival.

COLUMBIA — Thumper Entertainment reimbursed the city the $38,000 owed from last year’s Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival at Monday’s City Council meeting. Columbia Missourian local government editor Scott Swafford and reporter Abby Rogers say there has been a debate on the level of city support for the festival.

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