ROOTS N BLUES FESTIVALSept 29-Oct 1, 2023 • Stephens Lake Park • Columbia, MO

Roots N Blues Festival 2023

The next Roots N Blues Festival will take place September 29-October 1, 2023 in Stephens Lake Park, Columbia, Missouri. Check here for updates on when passes go on sale, who will be performing, and other exciting information!

Friends of the Festival

The Roots N Blues Festival experienced a complete halt in revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year presents the opportunity to safely return to Stephens Lake Park.

Due to a reduced capacity, increased cost for enhanced public health measures, and the slow return of the industry, Friends of the Festival was formed as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to sustaining the Roots N Blues Festival.


Your tax-deductible donation helps further the legacy of the Festival, employs hundreds of Missourians, and provides access to music literacy and history programs to children throughout the state.

Betsy Farris Memorial Run

Saturday, September 30th, 2023

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION AVAILABLE NOW! We invite you to participate in our 5K, 10K or half-marathon, in celebration of music and healthy living. Our race honors the legacy of Betsy Farris, Roots N Blues Festival director from 2009-2016. Betsy trained, inspired, and mentored many people on their journeys to get fit and stay healthy.