Free Roots 'N' Blues tickets offered to low-income residents

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 | 2:46 p.m. CDT; updated 8:25 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The 2012 Roots ’N’ Blues ’N’ BBQ Festival will take place Sept. 21 and 22 in downtown Columbia. Here is a map of the festivities, showing where to get food, see concerts and park, as well as where not to drive.

COLUMBIA — The Public Health and Human Services Department is giving out a limited number of free tickets to the upcoming Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival.

The festival will offer music, a barbecue contest, races, beer and food. It will take place 5 to 11 p.m. Sept. 21 and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sept. 22.

Applicants must be current Columbia residents with a household income less than 185% of the federal poverty level. There is a limit of one application per household, and there is a maximum of four tickets per household.

Applications are available online at or at the Health Department, 1005 W. Worley St. They must be received by 5 p.m. Sept. 14. Winners will be announced Sept. 17 by phone or email.

The tickets were made available through an agreement with Thumper Entertainment, the festival's sponsor.

Application assistance is available in person at the Health Department's office or by telephone at 573-817-6430.  

Supervising editor is Emilie Stigliani.

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Corey Parks September 11, 2012 | 9:22 p.m.

Yeah that seems socially correct.

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