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Students perform at Roots n Blues on ‘The Front Porch’

Matthew Burns
During Roots n Blues students like RBHS' Piper Page performed around the festival and on 'The Front Porch.' In one variation or another, BlackWater has...

How the Avett Brothers kickdrumed into my heart

Bailey Stover
The Avett Brothers' concert at the Roots n Blues n BBQ festival Friday night opened my eyes to the world of live music for the...

People of Roots n Blues n BBQ – Joseph Edwards

Maya Bell
On opening night of The Roots n Blues n BBQ Festival, Missouri artist Joseph Edwards set up his bicycle powered spinning canvas at the Art...

People of Roots n Blues – Mikki Philippe, Walter Seymour

Bailey Stover
Mikki Philippe and Walter Seymour enjoyed the atmosphere of the Roots n Blues n Barbecue festival at Stephens Lake Park. Philippe painted and talked with...

People of Roots n Blues n BBQ – Reid Boyd

Bailey Stover
Reid Boyd, a 13-year-old from Columbia, performed on the Front Porch Stage at the Roots n Blues n Barbecue festival Friday evening. With his mother...

People of Roots n Blues – Caitlin Cunningham, Paul Rowden

Bailey Stover
On Saturday afternoon, Roots n Blues n Barbecue volunteers Caitlin Cunningham and Paul Rowden walked around selling cold beverages to festival goers. Both Cunningham and...

People of Roots n Blues n BBQ – Zoe McDermit

Bailey Stover
Zoe McDermit, a Columbia native and Hickman High School graduate, spent her time Friday evening, the first day of the Roots n Blues n Barbecue...