October 1, 2010
Rock Bridge's Sheldon Gerau breaks a tackle during Friday's game against Helias. The Bruins lost 31-28.
Rock Bridge junior Austin Ray holds up the football to show the referees that he had possession when he scored a touchdown during Friday's game.
Rock Bridge senior Sheldon Gerau reacts after missing a pass during Friday's game.
Terra Stephan serves beer at the Miller tent.
A crowd fills Locust Street to watch Anders Osborne perform on Friday night.
Sam Bennett and Paul Love marinate some of their food with beer before putting it back on the grill. Bennett and Love cooked for the competition team Lucky’s Bar B Que.
Country singer Jimmy Wayne tells a story during his set at the Peace Park stage on Friday. Earlier this year, Wayne hiked form Nashville to Phoenix to raise awareness for homeless youths and drum up support for foster systems. Wayne himself was a foster child. He thanked the family that took him in for inspiring him to get through college.
Volunteers Lilliard Lisa, and Blake Richardson eat barbecue and chips on Friday. Food is a large part of the festival, and on Saturday 16 teams will compete in the festival's barbecue competition.
Mike Whiteley, owner of Lonnie Ray's BBQ in Harrisburg, tends to baby back ribs in his smoker near Fourth and Cherry streets on Friday. Lonnie Ray's wasn't competing in the barbecue contest but was selling food, including hand-made tamales, pulled pork, bologna and ribs.
MU freshman Alyssa Diggs slides toward Oklahoma senior Whitney Wernimont during Friday's game.
MU junior Kelsey Blincow runs after Oklahoma State junior Colleen Dougherty during Friday's soccer game at Walton Stadium.
Rolando Barry leads the Missouri High Steppers in the Bike Parade for the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival on Friday, Oct. 1.
Mark Case sets up the Gibson Custom Shop Traveling Exhibit before Friday's performances of the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival on Oct. 1. Visitors were allowed to plug in and play any of the guitars.
Sam Bennett removes pork from the grill after several hours of cooking. The pork will later be pulled apart for sandwiches. Bennett is a member of the Lucky A's Bar B Que competition team, which has been participating in Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ since the festival began.
Randy Weaver and Cindy Corley wait for the first performance at the MPIX Stage on Locust Street on Friday, Oct. 1. Weaver said he was most excited to see the Del McCoury Band and Derek Trucks.
Tom Meyer seasons chicken on the grill with lemon pepper at the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival on Friday, Oct. 1. Besides chicken, Lucky A's Bar B Que also cooks brisket, ribs, pork, beans and green beans.
Shemekia Copeland takes the MPIX stage at the 2010 Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ on Friday, Oct. 1. Copeland and her band were the first to perform at the MPIX stage during the festival.
The Rev. George Coleman (center) of Columbia's Second Baptist Church says a prayer Friday for NAACP members and others about to board a bus to Washington, D.C., to take part in The One Nation March. The bus will take participants from Kansas City, Sedalia and St. Louis to the march, too.
Mary Ratliff, president of the Columbia NAACP chapter, speaks to club members and others Friday before boarding a bus to Washington, D.C., to take part in The One Nation March. The NAACP is one of many organizations taking part in the march, which hopes, in part, to help improve jobs and education in the U.S.
Morgan Keenan is a Missouri Safe Schools coordinator.