I had a great time helping to cover Columbia, Missouri’s premiere music event of the year the annual Roots ‘n Blues ‘n BBQ Festival at Stephens Lake Park. As part of the Photo Kingpin Crew we have free rain to capture the bands and fans at the festival.

I had the chance to photograph and listen some old favorites like The Music Maker Blues Revue, Blues Traveler and Mike Ferris and discovered some new great bands like Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band and Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats.

Here are a few photos from this year’s festival, I can’t wait to be back next year to capture all the fun.

The Oversight Committee performs at the Roots 'n Blues 'n BBQ festival, on Friday, September 30, 2016 in Columbia, MO.

The Oversight Committee performs at the Roots ‘n Blues ‘n BBQ festival, on Friday, September 30, 2016 in Columbia, MO.

The Oversight Committee performs at the Roots 'n Blues 'n BBQ festival, on Friday, September 30, 2016 in Columbia, MO.

The Oversight Committee performs at the Roots ‘n Blues ‘n BBQ festival, on Friday, September 30, 2016 in Columbia, MO.

Fans cheer as Mike Farris performs at the Roots 'n Blues 'n BBQ festival, on Friday, September 30, 2016 in Columbia, MO.

Fans cheer as Mike Farris performs at the Roots ‘n Blues ‘n BBQ festival, on Friday, September 30, 2016 in Columbia, MO.

A light up puppet performs at the Roots 'n Blues 'n BBQ festival, on Friday, September 30, 2016 in Columbia, MO.

A light up puppet performs at the Roots ‘n Blues ‘n BBQ festival, on Friday, September 30, 2016 in Columbia, MO.

A lighting technician operates the light board at the Roots 'n Blues 'n BBQ festival, on Friday, September 30, 2016 in Columbia, MO.

A lighting technician operates the light board at the Roots ‘n Blues ‘n BBQ festival, on Friday, September 30, 2016 in Columbia, MO.

Mike Farris performs at the Roots 'n Blues 'n BBQ festival, on Friday, September 30, 2016 in Columbia, MO.

Mike Farris performs at the Roots ‘n Blues ‘n BBQ festival, on Friday, September 30, 2016 in Columbia, MO.

Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats perform at the Roots 'n Blues 'n BBQ festival, on Friday, September 30, 2016 in Columbia, MO.

Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats perform at the Roots ‘n Blues ‘n BBQ festival, on Friday, September 30, 2016 in Columbia, MO.

Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats perform at the Roots 'n Blues 'n BBQ festival, on Friday, September 30, 2016 in Columbia, MO.

Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats perform at the Roots ‘n Blues ‘n BBQ festival, on Friday, September 30, 2016 in Columbia, MO.

Broadway Blues perform at the Roots 'n Blues 'n BBQ festival, on Sunday, October 2, 2016 in Columbia, MO.

Broadway Blues perform at the Roots ‘n Blues ‘n BBQ festival, on Sunday, October 2, 2016 in Columbia, MO.

Broadway Blues perform at the Roots 'n Blues 'n BBQ festival, on Sunday, October 2, 2016 in Columbia, MO.

Broadway Blues perform at the Roots ‘n Blues ‘n BBQ festival, on Sunday, October 2, 2016 in Columbia, MO.

The Music Maker Blues Revue perform at the Roots 'n Blues 'n BBQ festival, on Sunday, October 2, 2016 in Columbia, MO.

The Music Maker Blues Revue perform at the Roots ‘n Blues ‘n BBQ festival, on Sunday, October 2, 2016 in Columbia, MO.

The Music Maker Blues Revue perform at the Roots 'n Blues 'n BBQ festival, on Sunday, October 2, 2016 in Columbia, MO.

The Music Maker Blues Revue perform at the Roots ‘n Blues ‘n BBQ festival, on Sunday, October 2, 2016 in Columbia, MO.

The Music Maker Blues Revue perform at the Roots 'n Blues 'n BBQ festival, on Sunday, October 2, 2016 in Columbia, MO.

The Music Maker Blues Revue perform at the Roots ‘n Blues ‘n BBQ festival, on Sunday, October 2, 2016 in Columbia, MO.

The Music Maker Blues Revue perform at the Roots 'n Blues 'n BBQ festival, on Sunday, October 2, 2016 in Columbia, MO.

The Music Maker Blues Revue perform at the Roots ‘n Blues ‘n BBQ festival, on Sunday, October 2, 2016 in Columbia, MO.

The Music Maker Blues Revue perform at the Roots 'n Blues 'n BBQ festival, on Sunday, October 2, 2016 in Columbia, MO.

The Music Maker Blues Revue perform at the Roots ‘n Blues ‘n BBQ festival, on Sunday, October 2, 2016 in Columbia, MO.

The Blind Boys of Alabama perform at the Roots 'n Blues 'n BBQ festival, on Sunday, October 2, 2016 in Columbia, MO.

The Blind Boys of Alabama perform at the Roots ‘n Blues ‘n BBQ festival, on Sunday, October 2, 2016 in Columbia, MO.

The Blind Boys of Alabama perform at the Roots 'n Blues 'n BBQ festival, on Sunday, October 2, 2016 in Columbia, MO.

The Blind Boys of Alabama perform at the Roots ‘n Blues ‘n BBQ festival, on Sunday, October 2, 2016 in Columbia, MO.

Reverend Payton's Big Dam Band performs at the Roots 'n Blues 'n BBQ festival, on Sunday, October 2, 2016 in Columbia, MO.

Reverend Payton’s Big Dam Band performs at the Roots ‘n Blues ‘n BBQ festival, on Sunday, October 2, 2016 in Columbia, MO.

John Popper of Blues Traveler performs at the Roots 'n Blues 'n BBQ festival, on Sunday, October 2, 2016 in Columbia, MO.

John Popper of Blues Traveler performs at the Roots ‘n Blues ‘n BBQ festival, on Sunday, October 2, 2016 in Columbia, MO.

Special guest G. Love with John Popper of Blues Traveler perform together at the Roots 'n Blues 'n BBQ festival, on Sunday, October 2, 2016 in Columbia, MO.

Special guest G. Love with John Popper of Blues Traveler perform together at the Roots ‘n Blues ‘n BBQ festival, on Sunday, October 2, 2016 in Columbia, MO.

Special guest G. Love with John Popper of Blues Traveler perform together at the Roots 'n Blues 'n BBQ festival, on Sunday, October 2, 2016 in Columbia, MO.

Special guest G. Love with John Popper of Blues Traveler perform together at the Roots ‘n Blues ‘n BBQ festival, on Sunday, October 2, 2016 in Columbia, MO.

Blues Traveler performs at the Roots 'n Blues 'n BBQ festival, on Sunday, October 2, 2016 in Columbia, MO.

Blues Traveler performs at the Roots ‘n Blues ‘n BBQ festival, on Sunday, October 2, 2016 in Columbia, MO.

Hot air balloons take off over the Roots 'n Blues 'n BBQ festival, on Sunday, October 2, 2016 in Columbia, MO.

Hot air balloons take off over the Roots ‘n Blues ‘n BBQ festival, on Sunday, October 2, 2016 in Columbia, MO.

Ben Folds performs at the Roots 'n Blues 'n BBQ festival, on Sunday, October 2, 2016 in Columbia, MO.

Ben Folds performs at the Roots ‘n Blues ‘n BBQ festival, on Sunday, October 2, 2016 in Columbia, MO.

Ben Folds performs at the Roots 'n Blues 'n BBQ festival, on Sunday, October 2, 2016 in Columbia, MO.

Ben Folds performs at the Roots ‘n Blues ‘n BBQ festival, on Sunday, October 2, 2016 in Columbia, MO.

The Avett Brothers perform at the Roots 'n Blues 'n BBQ festival, on Sunday, October 2, 2016 in Columbia, MO.

The Avett Brothers perform at the Roots ‘n Blues ‘n BBQ festival, on Sunday, October 2, 2016 in Columbia, MO.

The Avett Brothers perform at the Roots 'n Blues 'n BBQ festival, on Sunday, October 2, 2016 in Columbia, MO.

The Avett Brothers perform at the Roots ‘n Blues ‘n BBQ festival, on Sunday, October 2, 2016 in Columbia, MO.

The Avett Brothers perform at the Roots 'n Blues 'n BBQ festival, on Sunday, October 2, 2016 in Columbia, MO.

The Avett Brothers perform at the Roots ‘n Blues ‘n BBQ festival, on Sunday, October 2, 2016 in Columbia, MO.

The Avett Brothers perform at the Roots 'n Blues 'n BBQ festival, on Sunday, October 2, 2016 in Columbia, MO.

The Avett Brothers perform at the Roots ‘n Blues ‘n BBQ festival, on Sunday, October 2, 2016 in Columbia, MO.

Packing up until next year at the Roots 'n Blues 'n BBQ festival, on Sunday, October 2, 2016 in Columbia, MO.

Packing up until next year at the Roots ‘n Blues ‘n BBQ festival, on Sunday, October 2, 2016 in Columbia, MO.

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It is always fun to get a chance to photograph some live music, and what is better than three full days of music. I had a blast photographing Buddy Guy, Dr. John, Junior Brown, Here Come the Mummies, Robert Cray, and the Word among many other great musicians at the annual Roots N Blues N BBQ festival at Stephens Lake Park in Columbia, Missouri.

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Tab Benoit, guitar and lead singer; Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival.

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Corey Duplechin, bass, with Tab Benoit; Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, Columbia, Missouri.

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Charles Bradley, lead singer with Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires; Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, Columbia, Missouri.

Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires sings at the Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival

Charles Bradley, lead singer with Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires; Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, Columbia, Missouri.

Music legend Dr. John with his band at the Roots N Blues N BBQ festival in Columbia MO

Dr. John, music legend, Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, Columbia, Missouri.

Music legend Dr. John with his band at the Roots N Blues N BBQ festival in Columbia MO

Dr. John, music legend, Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, Columbia, Missouri.

Music legend Dr. John with his band at the Roots N Blues N BBQ festival in Columbia MO

Dr. John, music legend, Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, Columbia, Missouri.

Blues legend Buddy Guy sings during the Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival at Stephens Lake Park in Columbia MO

Buddy Guy, blues legend, Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, Columbia, Missouri.

Blues legend Buddy Guy sings during the Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival at Stephens Lake Park in Columbia MO

Buddy Guy, blues legend, Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, Columbia, Missouri.

Buddy Guy makes his way through the audience while playing his guitar in Columbia MO

Buddy Guy, blues legend and fans; Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, Columbia, Missouri.

The stage is reflected in the sunglasses of a music fan at the Roots N Blues N BBQ festival in Columbia MO

Fan, Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, Columbia, Missouri.

Junior Brown plays the guitar at the Roots N Blues N BBQ music festival in Columbia MO

Junior Brown, country guitarist and singer; Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, Columbia, Missouri.

Art instillations and fans; Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, Columbia, Missouri.

Art instillations and fans; Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, Columbia, Missouri.

Ben Nichols, lead singer and guitar with Lucero; Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, Columbia, Missouri.

Ben Nichols, lead singer and guitar with Lucero; Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, Columbia, Missouri.

Buskers; Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, Columbia, Missouri.

Buskers; Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, Columbia, Missouri.

Irma Thomas, the “Soul Queen of New Orleans”; Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, Columbia, Missouri.

Irma Thomas, the “Soul Queen of New Orleans”; Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, Columbia, Missouri.

Here Come the Mummies, Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, Columbia, Missouri.

Here Come the Mummies, Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, Columbia, Missouri.

Robert Cray, blues singer and guitarist; Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, Columbia, Missouri.

Robert Cray, blues singer and guitarist; Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, Columbia, Missouri.

Fans watch Lucinda Williams; Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, Columbia, Missouri.

Fans watch Lucinda Williams; Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, Columbia, Missouri.

Lucinda Williams, singer; Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, Columbia, Missouri.

Lucinda Williams, singer; Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, Columbia, Missouri.

NEEDTOBREATHE, Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, Columbia, Missouri.

NEEDTOBREATHE, Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, Columbia, Missouri.

Fans of NEEDTOBREATHE, Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, Columbia, Missouri.

Fans of NEEDTOBREATHE, Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, Columbia, Missouri.

Seth Bolt, bass and Bear Rinehart, lead, NEEDTOBREATHE; Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, Columbia, Missouri.

Seth Bolt, bass and Bear Rinehart, lead, NEEDTOBREATHE; Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, Columbia, Missouri.

Bo Rinehart, lead guitar, NEEDTOBREATHE; Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, Columbia, Missouri.

Bo Rinehart, lead guitar, NEEDTOBREATHE; Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, Columbia, Missouri.

Broadway Blues, Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, Columbia, Missouri.

Broadway Blues, Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, Columbia, Missouri.

Tom Brintnall, guitar and vocals with Broadway Blues; Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, Columbia, Missouri.

Tom Brintnall, guitar and vocals with Broadway Blues; Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, Columbia, Missouri.

Broadway Blues, Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, Columbia, Missouri.

Broadway Blues, Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, Columbia, Missouri.

Hooper, Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, Columbia, Missouri.

Hooper, Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, Columbia, Missouri.

Anton Nesbitt, bass with Mike Farris; Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, Columbia, Missouri.

Anton Nesbitt, bass with Mike Farris; Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, Columbia, Missouri.

Mike Farris, lead singer, Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, Columbia, Missouri.

Mike Farris, lead singer, Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, Columbia, Missouri.

Gale Mayes, backing vocals with Mike Farris; Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, Columbia, Missouri.

Gale Mayes, backing vocals with Mike Farris; Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, Columbia, Missouri.

Nathan Dugger, guitar with Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors; Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, Columbia, Missouri.

Nathan Dugger, guitar with Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors; Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, Columbia, Missouri.

Community art, Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, Columbia, Missouri.

Community art, Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, Columbia, Missouri.

Chris Thile, mandolin and singer with the Punch Brothers; Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, Columbia, Missouri.

Chris Thile, mandolin and singer with the Punch Brothers; Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, Columbia, Missouri.

Paul Kowert, bass with the Punch Brothers; Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, Columbia, Missouri.

Paul Kowert, bass with the Punch Brothers; Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, Columbia, Missouri.

The Word, supergroup; Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, Columbia, Missouri.

The Word, supergroup; Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, Columbia, Missouri.

Robert Randolph, pedal steel guitar with The Word; Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, Columbia, Missouri.

Robert Randolph, pedal steel guitar with The Word; Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, Columbia, Missouri.

Bubble, Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, Columbia, Missouri.

Bubble, Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, Columbia, Missouri.

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What a treat it was to see and photograph Matthew Curry perform his mix of blues and rock n’ roll at Columbia, Missouri’s Rose Music Hall. Curry is making his way across the United States, with The Matthew Curry Band on their Moving Down the Line Tour.

It was really fun to watch him perform in a small club like the Rose Music Hall because it won’t be long before the nineteen-year-old guitarist is headlining his own major shows. Be sure to check Curry out if he is ever traveling through your hometown, you will not be disappointed.

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I had a great time photographing Dan Hubbard as he made a stop on his solo acoustic tour at Rose Music Hall in Columbia Missouri.

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I had a great time photographing my longtime friend, Dan, performing with his band, Dan Hubbard and the Humadors at the Bridge in Columbia, Missouri. The Bridge is a cool little venue that brings in some great local and regional acts.

Dan and I grew up together in Central Illinois so it is always great to be able to catch up. It is a lot of fun to see friends having a successful music career and plying across the country. If you like rock and roll be sure to check out the Humadors website to see if they will be playing near you.

Dan Hubbard and the Humadors on photographed on stage at the Bridge in Columbia, Mo

Dan Hubbard performs with his band Dan Hubbard and the Humadors at the Bridge in Columbia, Missouri.

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Dan Hubbard and the Humadors play a set at the Bridge in Columbia, Missouri.

Columbia Missouri concert photography at the Bridge

Kyle Yap performs with Dan Hubbard and the Humadors at the Bridge in Columbia, Missouri.

Dan Hubbard and The Humadors live on stage in Columbia Missouri

Dan Hubbard sings while playing in his band Dan Hubbard and the Humadors at the Bridge in Columbia, Missouri.

Kyle Yarger drummer with Dan Hubbard and the Humadors photographed in Columbia, Missouri

Kevin Yarger plays with Dan Hubbard and the Humadors at the Bridge in Columbia, Missouri.

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Dan Hubbard and the Humadors perform at the Bridge in Columbia, Missouri.

Steven Tassio on the bass with Dan Hubbard and the Humadors in Columbia Missouri

Stephen Tassio plays the bass with Dan Hubbard and the Humadors at the Bridge in Columbia, Missouri.

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Lead guitarist Kyle Yap performs at the Bridge in Columbia, Missouri.

Dan Hubbard and the Humadors at the Bridge in Columbia, Missouri.

Bassist Stephen Tassio plays at the Bridge in Columbia, Missouri

Dan Hubbard and The Humadors on tour in Columbia Missouri live music photography

Dan Hubbard closes out a set while playing with his band, Dan Hubbard and the Humadors at the Bridge in Columbia, Missouri.

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Dan Hubbard and the Humadors finish their show at the Bridge in Columbia, Missouri.

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