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More artists announced for Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ

Sunday, May 25, 2014 | 5:10 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ announced several more artists in its lineup Thursday for the 2014 music and barbecue festival.

The soulful sounds of Amos Lee and the southern rock of Blackberry Smoke were added to the schedule Thursday, along with the rich Tex-Mex sound of Los Lobos.

"There's a lot to like personally, and there's a lot that music lovers in general will like," said Richard King, owner of the Blue Note and founder of Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ organizing group, Thumper Entertainment.

King said some lesser-known artists will pleasantly surprise people with their sound, such as St. Paul and the Broken Bones. There are still some performance slots to be filled for the festival weekend, however.

Other artists added to the schedule include the Preservation Hall Jazz BandJJ Grey and MofroJay Farrar with Gary HuntHot RizeTj Wheeler and Chump Change.

"We'll be announcing another nine artists in late June," Betsy Farris, president of Thumper Entertainment, said.

This year the festival will be held Sept. 26 to 28 at Stephens Lake Park. The festival, previously held in downtown Columbia, moved to Stephens Lake last year.

King said the move "affected [the festival] in a very positive way" and that "all things point to a very successful weekend."

The festival will also include big-name artists such as The Avett Brothers, John Prine and Rosanne Cash. Past lineups have featured performers such as The Black Crowes, Al Green, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and The Bel Airs.

Supervising editor is Mary Ryan.


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