Roots N Blues N BBQ has quickly become my favorite music fest. Held in Columbia, Missouri, it offers three days of outstanding live music, delicious local food vendors, affordably priced quality craft beer and some of the best musicians and fans one could ask for. Hosted at Stephens Lake Park, the fest consisted of two stages, 32 bands and more than plenty of space to spread out and relax in the perfect 70 degree weather. I never thought my experience from last year would be topped, but in its 11th year, RNBNBBQ has proven they still have plenty of surprises up their sleeve. I just hope I’m invited to come back for thirds, as this hidden gem is the musical equivalent of the whole hog.