The Missouri Lottery is sponsoring the Roots n Blues n BBQ festival again this year. The festival is scheduled for Sept. 9 and 10 in Columbia. Leading up to the event, bands are invited to participate in the Missouri Lottery King of the Roots competition. Bands will compete in four regional events, and the winner of each competition will advance to the King of the Roots final at the Blue Note in Columbia. The eventual champion will be crowned the 2011 King of the Roots and be invited to play on the main stage at this year's festival.
To learn more about the Missouri Lottery King of the Roots 2011 Showdown, watch the following commercial or visit www.rootsnbluesnbbq.com.