The Avett Brothers set to headline Roots 'N' Blues

Thursday, April 3, 2014 | 8:57 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA – The Avett Brothers, John Prine and Rosanne Cash, the eldest daughter of Johnny Cash, will headline this year's Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival.

The festival will also feature Jason Isbell, Trampled by Turtles, David Wax Museum and Lake Street Dive, as well as local bands The Flood Brothers and The Hooten Hallers.

Festival organizer, Thumper Entertainment, announced the first round of artists Thursday evening to a packed ballroom at The Tiger Hotel.

Landing Prine was key to securing the other headliners, said Richard King, a partner at Thumper Entertainment and the owner of the Blue Note.

King said the festival will announce more acts in the coming weeks.

Early bird tickets are available until April 30. Tickets can be purchased at, the Blue Note box office, the Missouri Students Association box office or by phone at 874-1944.

Tickets are available for individual days, the entire weekend, or the VIP Whole Hog package.

The festival will be held on Sept. 26, 27 and 28 at Stephens Lake Park.

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