Our mission is to support the local economy by employing the independently-owned businesses that build the operational infrastructure of the annual Roots N Blues Festival.

Your $200 Donation Gets You Upgraded at the Fest!

Add Friends Access to your purchase when buying GA Weekend or Single-Day Passes!

Along with up-front viewing, Friends Access grants you access to private lounges with bars and shaded seating, complementary snacks and beverage samples, and temperature-controlled restroom trailers! Plus, by purchasing Friends Access passes, you will support Friends of the Festival, a 501c3 nonprofit that ensures RNB’s longevity and gives equitable pay to the local workers that turn Stephens Lake Park into a high-caliber concert venue. Get your Friends Access pass before they sell out: https://rootsnbluesfestival.frontgatetickets.com/.

If you’ve already purchased GA Passes and would like to upgrade to Friends Access, email us at info@rootsnbluesfestival.com!

Why We Started

The Roots N Blues Festival experienced a complete halt in revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

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.

Our Belief

Music is an expressive language of our blended culture. Live music should be a shared multi-generational experience, regardless of age, ability, race, gender, or orientation.

Our Values

Missouri’s contribution to music history is important and should be recognized and celebrated by future generations. Family, community and inclusivity are the values we keep.

Our Future

Our greatest intention is to present a music festival and educational programs that celebrate the richly diverse tapestry of American Roots Music, and Missouri’s role in that history.

Donate Today

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.

If you would prefer to contribute in the form of a check, please make payable to Friends of the Festival and mail to 201 W. Broadway, Suite 3C.

All donations will benefit Friends of the Festival with the mission of supporting local, independently-owned businesses.