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At long last, Roots N Blues N BBQ is upon us. It’s one of the major festivals that comes to Columbia, along with the True/False Film Festival and Citizen Jane. This is definitely something you should take advantage of. Roots N Blues will be bringing artists like The Avett Brothers, Houndmouth and The Oh Hellos this year.
Honestly, I’ve never been to Roots N Blues. Although I love BBQ and definitely love to get down to the blues, last year I was insanely sick with some ridiculous flu virus during the festival. I consumed only Campbell's soup and mushy crackers for a week and a half and missed the whole thing.
This year, I can’t wait to be at the festival. Healthy and ready to go, I will be rockin’ with all of you during this homegrown Columbia tradition. This is the 10th anniversary of Roots N Blues. During their 10-year history, they have welcomed a ton of big artists, like Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Fitz and the Tantrums and ZZ Ward.
In this issue, you’ll find previews of big Roots N Blues artists Grace Potter and Ben Folds. You can also find reviews on the 27 food vendors and Spotify playlists for each day of the festival. This year, MOVE should be your go-to guide for all things Roots and Blues.
During the festival, keep an eye on our Twitter and Instagram (@MOVEmaneater) and like us on Facebook (MOVE Magazine). If you use the hashtag #MOVERnB, you might even end up on MOVE’s Instagram. We’ll have interviews with big artists, like Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, so be sure to keep up with our content online.
Love and BBQ, Katie