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Intersection - Roots-N-Bluesin' With Tracy Lane

Janet Saidi

This weekend in Columbia about 30 musical acts, from Country and Roots to Soul and Blues, are descending on Stephens Lake Park for the 13th annual Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival. It all starts tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 27, and runs through Sunday, Sept. 29.

This year’s lineup features some musical legends like John Prine, Del McCoury, Alejandro Escovedo, Nick Lowe, Patty Griffin … And then there are up-and-comers like headliner Maren Morris and The Black Pumas, plus locals like the Kay Brothers, the Burney Sisters, and Violet and the Undercurrents, all taking the stage this weekend.

Festival co-owner Tracy Lane has spent the past two decades working in Columbia's music and arts scene, and recently took the helm as a co-owner of the festival. She joined us in studio recently to discuss, and hear, the highlights. We also talked about the history of the festival and how the music scene has changed and evolved in Columbia over the past decade.

Janet Saidi is a producer and professor at KBIA and the Missouri School of Journalism.