Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival: Trucks, Tedeschi, Tyminski


Susan Tedeschi
Taking the stage October 1 and 2, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, and Dan Tyminski have confirmed their participation in the 4th annual Boone County National Bank, Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival in downtown Columbia.

Experience the powerful performance of Susan Tedeschi and Grammy Award-winning, Derek Trucks. Only performing for a handful of festivals together this year, Tedeschi and Trucks chose to make an appearance at the Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival. The unforgettable combination of Derek Trucks and Tedeschi will bring a fresh blend of emotional blues, R&B, and Southern rock. Richard King, partner of Thumper Entertainment states, "We are proud to bill the Tedeschi and Trucks act as the big feather in our cap for 2010."

To build on the excitement of the festival, 13-time Grammy winner Dan Tyminski, also known as George Clooney’s singing voice in O Brother, Where Art Thou? is set to take the stage at the festival. After working alongside Alison Krauss for years, Tyminski has established himself as a strong bluegrass musician and performer. Bringing a pure bluegrass sound to downtown Columbia, Tyminski is the definition of a Roots N Blues artist. In regards to Tyminski, Tedeschi, and Trucks, "We have been in discussions with these specific artists since the festival was just an idea scrawled on a piece of paper," says Steve Sweitzer, partner of Thumper Entertainment, "We're so happy that it's finally coming true."

Other artists featured this year at the Roots N Blues Festival include Rhonda Vincent, the reigning "Queen of Bluegrass," born in Missouri, and Joanne Shaw-Taylor, blues guitar prodigy from England. Many more acts are in the works and will be announced in the coming months.

The Whole Hog VIP Lounge at Forge and Vine, the Roots N Blues Half-Marathon, and BBQ competition and vendors will remain integrated with the festival. Ticket prices remain the same as last year. Tickets purchased in advance are $10 for the day or $15 for a weekend pass. To purchase tickets on the day of the event it will be $15 for the day and $25 for the weekend pass. For access to the Whole Hog VIP Lounge at Forge and Vine, day passes are $125 and weekend passes are $195. Tickets will go on sale mid-summer. For more information, go to

[Published on: 4/9/10]

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