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- Southside Smokers hope handmade grill will smoke away competition at Roots 'N' Blues barbecue contest
Bill Ruser, a griller with Southside Smokers, a barbecue team from St. Charles, explains how his grill would help him place in the festival's barbecue competition.
- Barbecue vendor feasts with friends at Roots 'N' Blues
Sam Bennett, a member of the Lucky's Barbecue team, discusses the four years he has competed in the barbecue competition.
- Missouri Pork Association gives out free samples, raises funds for food bank during Roots 'N' Blues
Donna Kessler, a member of the Missouri Pork Association, talks about educating the public on making sure meat is healthy to eat.
- First birthday, first race at Roots 'N' Blues 10K
Mitch and Angie Humphreys celebrate daughter Haylie's first birthday and first race.
- Columbia residents run half-marathon together
Two moms, Michelle Townsend and Emily Nusbaum, stick together during the 10K race.
- Roots 'N' Blues runners: before, after the race
Sarah Wiese and Chris Renna share their experience of the 10K run.
- Roots 'N' Blues featured artist discusses her artwork
Lisa Bartlett describes the different art pieces she made for the festival, including pigs made out of wood and bottle caps that were given to the BBQ competition winners.
- Concert review: Trampled Under Foot
Sue and Mark Twichell share insight on Trampled Under Foot's performance, comparing the bassist's voice to Janis Joplin's.
- Roots 'N' Blues volunteer notes festival growth
Jeanette Brown, a registered nurse at University Hospital and 34-year Columbia resident, has volunteered at the festival for the past three years.