WHAT: 2022 Roots N Blues Festival

WHEN: Friday through Sunday, October 7-9, 2022

WHERE: Stephens Lake Park in Columbia, Mo.

COLUMBIA, MO – As the sun begins its descent over Stephens Lake Park in Columbia on Friday, Oct. 7, thousands of festivalgoers will make their way across the park grounds to claim their spot in front of the two main stages and settle in for the first celebratory songs of the weekend. At 4:00 p.m., the three-day party officially gets underway, marking the fifteenth installment of the acclaimed Roots N Blues Festival, October 7-9.

Roots N Blues takes place across 50 acres of the picturesque Stephens Lake Park near downtown Columbia and features over two dozen artists performing on two main stages spread over three days and nights, food trucks, beverage tents, hand-crafted art and fun and games for younger attendees.

The artists performing at Missouri’s largest outdoor music festival cover the gamut of American “roots” music, spanning the spectrum from blues and soul to country and bluegrass, rock ‘n roll to pop and nearly everything in between.

The 2022 festival brings in some of the biggest names in popular music, with many highlights along the way. Headliners include Grammy-winning artists Tanya Tucker, Wilco, Chaka Khan, Jon Batiste, Old Crow Medicine Show and Bleachers.

To check out the full lineup of performersstage schedulefree shuttle information and to order passes for the 2022 festival, please visit www.RootsNBluesFestival.com.

Visitors planning to attend Roots N Blues can find more information on where to stay as well as all the other fun events, year-around attractions, excellent options for dining and libations available in Columbia, by visiting the Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau website at www.VisitColumbiaMO.com or by calling 573-874-CITY (2489).


Columbia features a mix of small town charm and friendliness with the amenities and cultural offerings of a big city. There is always something exciting to see and do in Columbia, so for more information on these and other ways to have fun in Columbia, please contact Megan McConachie at the Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau at 573-441-5572 or at VisitColumbiaMO.com.

Subscribe to our newsletter!

Sign up to receive our latest news and special offers!

Your Name(Required)
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.