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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