ROOTS N BLUES FESTIVALSeptember 24-26, 2021 • Stephens Lake Park • Columbia, MO

Roots N Blues Festival 2021

It’s simple: We trust health care professionals. The health of our community is our first priority. The safest way to enjoy live music right now is to be vaccinated against COVID-19. To ensure a safe event and a lasting tradition, we ask all attendees to provide proof of full vaccination against Covid-19 and/or negative Covid-19 test results. To gain entry to Roots N Blues, you will need to verify this information using CrowdPass.

It is recommended that ALL attendees, regardless of vaccination status, obtain a negative test before entering. For more information on our current COVID-19 mitigation efforts, as well as resources for local testing, visit this link.

If you are having trouble completing your CrowdPass verification online, please bring your vaccination and/or negative test documents to the festival where CrowdPass can complete an in-person verification. Please allow plenty of extra time for this.

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What were we up to in 2020?

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

More information will be available soon.

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.