In 2018, the Festival launched a new annual tradition. Each year, the festival management team will select one musician who is originally from or has spent a significant part of their music career in the state of Missouri.

These legendary musicians will be recognized at the festival for their significant contributions to music and culture. These honorees will be inducted into our Missouri music “hall of fame” we call the Missouri Roots Songbook. The primary purpose of this new annual tradition is to encourage the young people of Missouri to take pride in the incredibly rich musical heritage of our home state.  

2022 Honoree to be Announced

Past Honorees