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

Roots N Blues Festival 2021

The 2021 Roots N Blues Festival is moving forward and the lineup is 95% set! We’re sending our sincerest thanks and gratitude for your continued support throughout the past many months of uncertainty. We continue to hold the public’s health and safety as the highest priority. We’re working closely with Boone County Health Department and local health officials to ensure a safe and successful 2021 Roots N Blues Festival. In the meantime, we encourage everyone to get the COVID-19 vaccination. We can’t wait to see you at Stephens Lake Park September 24-26, 2021.

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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.