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.

Columbia Mo Music Photographers Tab Benoit Photos

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

Best live music photography in Columbia MO

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

Photographers in Columbia MO Charles Bradley and His Extrodinares

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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I had a great time as part of the “Photo Kingpin Crew” helping to cover Columbia, Missouri’s annual Roots N Blues N BBQ festival held at Stephens Lake Park. This was the first time in several years that I was able to make it out for the music festival.

Here are a few pictures from Friday night and Sunday afternoon at the festival. Enjoy

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