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Guide to Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival

Thursday, September 8, 2011 | 11:18 a.m. CDT; updated 11:46 a.m. CDT, Monday, September 12, 2011
This year’s Roots ’N’ Blues ’N’ BBQ Festival will take place Friday and Saturday in downtown Columbia. Here is a map of the weekend’s festivities including where to get food, see concerts and where not to drive.

COLUMBIA — The Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival begins at 5 p.m. Friday, with an introduction at the MPIX stage at Seventh and Locust streets. It will continue through 11 p.m. Friday and open again at 11 a.m. Saturday. Stages will be located at Seventh and Locust, Flatbranch Park and Peace Park. Tickets are $35 for one day or $60 for two days. Kids 12 and under are free.

The city’s website says that parking will be free in all city garages, lots and meters on a first-come, first-serve basis. Parts of Fourth through Ninth streets from Broadway to Elm will be closed. More information from the city is here.

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Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival official website

The festival's official site has YouTube videos of the artists who will be performing, links to purchase tickets, a map, directions, information on hotels and downtown businesses and more.

Vox Magazine's guide to Roots 'N' Blues

Vox provides an overview of the festival, now in its fifth year, as well as a detailed lineup of which artists will be performing when and where.

Follow the festival, or prepare for it, online

Want to know what the artists themselves tweet about? The Roots ’N’ Blues folks made an artist Twitter list. Official information will come from the official festival Twitter account, @RootsNBluesNBBQ.

Grooveshark.com user “Toney L” put together a playlist of music from the festival’s artists.

      


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