Timeline of the Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival
COLUMBIA - Friday marks the start of the annual Roots N Blues N BBQ festival in Stephens Lake Park.
The eighth annual festival spans three days and it is the second year Stephens Lake Park will host the event.
In 2013 the festival expanded from two to three days. Prior to 2013 the festival was held in downtown Columbia.
This year's festival features more than 30 artists representing the genres of roots, blues, gospel, country, folk and soul.
Below is a timeline of the history of the festival dating back to its inaugural year in 2007.
The festival starts Friday and runs through Sunday.