The Roots N Blues Festival | October 7th-9th, 2022

Roots N Blues Festival Unveils 2022 Lineup: Wilco, Jon Batiste,
Chaka Khan, Bleachers, Tanya Tucker, Old Crow Medicine Show and

Twenty-four artists to perform October 7-9 at Stephens Lake Park in
Columbia, Missouri

Festival passes and single-day tickets are on sale today at 12noon CST

COLUMBIA, MISSOURI – April 1, 2022 – The Roots N Blues Festival, the only entirely
women-owned major music festival in the United States, has unveiled its full lineup for 2022.
Headliners include Grammy Award-winning artists Wilco, Chaka Khan, Bleachers, Tanya
Tucker, Old Crow Medicine Show, and Academy Award winner Jon Batiste, who has 11
nominations – the most of any artist this year – for this Sunday’s Grammy Awards. The Roots N
Blues Festival, presented by Veterans United Home Loans, is set for Friday, October 7 –
Sunday, October 9, 2022 at Stephens Lake Park in Columbia, Missouri. Festival passes and
single-day tickets go on sale today at 12noon CST HERE.

The three-day festival will also feature performances on two stages from a wide range of
established and up-and-coming Americana, roots, blues, R&B, country, bluegrass, soul, folk,
and rock acts including Hippo Campus, Larkin Poe, Tank and the Bangas, Houndmouth,
Cautious Clay, Jackie Venson, Ste“The central focus of our vision for the future of this festival
is equity – both on and off the stage,” says Lane. “We strive to remove the barriers around live
music – gender, age, race, ability, and income – for our artists, staff, and audience.”

eldrivers, Jaime Wyatt, The Dip, Brittney Spencer, Liz Cooper, Kassi Ashton, The Heavy
Heavy, as well as five Missouri-based artists. The full list of confirmed artists is below.

“We’re continuing to expand on what we started in 2021 by exploring all corners of American
Roots Music – moving away from a narrow definition and adopting a broader view of what roots music is,” says Shay Jasper, Co-owner of Roots N Blues. “This is the most exciting, eclectic
lineup yet. There will be something for everyone at Roots N Blues!”

The Roots N Blues Festival made headlines last year for its historic, diverse, all women-led
lineup during its first incarnation under new co-owners Tracy Lane and Shay Jasper. In
keeping with their pledge to create a new Roots N Blues space where everyone feels that they
are seen and heard, this year they have curated a lineup that is balanced with regard to gender and generation. Lane and Jasper were recently celebrated in Pollstar’s Women of Live special issue for their commitment to inclusivity in all aspects of their festival.

Lane and Jasper’s first festival as co-owners of Roots N Blues in 2021 was a success: the
festival attracted a younger, more diverse audience than it had in years past. More 18-24 and
25-34 year-old music fans attended than in previous years. They also noted that 60% of 7,000
festival-goers were women — the first time women made up a majority of the Roots N Blues

In a change from previous years, Roots N Blues is not offering a VIP package for purchase this
year. Instead, music fans will have the option to make a $200 donation to Friends of the
Festival in addition to purchasing their 3-day festival pass for access to lounges and up-front
viewing at both stages. Friends of the Festival was formed during the pandemic as a 501(c)(3)
nonprofit committed to sustaining the Roots N Blues Festival. A tax-deductible donation helps
further the legacy of the Festival, employs hundreds of Missourians, and provides access to
music literacy and history programs to children throughout the state.

*Festival passes and single-day tickets for the 2022 Roots N Blues Festival go on sale
Friday, April 1, 2022 at 12noon CST at:

Roots N Blues 2022 Lineup
Jon Batiste
Chaka Khan
Tanya Tucker
Old Crow Medicine Show
Hippo Campus
Larkin Poe
Tank and the Bangas
Cautious Clay
Jackie Venson
Jaime Wyatt
The Dip
Brittney Spencer
Liz Cooper
Kassi Ashton
The Heavy Heavy
The Kay Brothers
J.ARTiz & the MO’ Soul Collective
Meredith Shaw
Jen Norman

About Roots N Blues Festival
Established in 2007, the Roots N Blues Festival of Columbia, Missouri became the only major
women-owned festival in the U.S. when it was purchased by Tracy Lane and Shay Jasper at the
end of 2019. It has hosted dozens of legends and up-and-coming artists on its stages
throughout the years including Mavis Staples, Brandi Carlile, Sheryl Crow, Maren Morris,
Carolina Chocolate Drops, Del McCoury, Booker T., The Blind Boys of Alabama, Los Lobos, Fitz
and the Tantrums, Flor de Toloache, The Avett Brothers, John Prine, Bettye LaVette, Lake
Street Dive, Rosanne Cash, Amos Lee, Emmylou Harris, Nick Lowe with Los Straitjackets, The
New Pornographers, Dwight Yoakam, Shovels & Rope, Grace Potter, Band of Horses, Buddy
Guy, Taj Mahal, Robert Cray, Shemekia Copeland, Al Green, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic
Zeros, The Black Crowes, Jimmy Cliff, Margo Price, and many more. The festival happens
every fall in Stephens Lake Park in Columbia, Missouri.

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