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A weekend of Roots and Blues

During a performance at the Roots and Blues Festival, Alex “Sharpe” Ebert and Jade Castrinos of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros twirl around each other during the band’s hit song “Home.” Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros performed Friday night Sept. 21, 2012. Other performers at the festival included Al Green, Pokey Lafarge, Rodriguez and many more.

A guitarist in Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros strums to the song “40 Day Dream” during their performance on Friday night Sept. 21, 2012. The band consists of 12 members who aim at reviving folk-rock music. 

 Roots and Blues Festival attendees spread out on blankets and chairs in Peace Park over the weekend of Sept. 21-22, 2012. The festival celebrate’s Columbia’s history, while also generating a positive economic impact on the college town.

Claire Heinicke and Katelyn Morris pass out fliers on Saturday afternoon Sept. 22, 2012 while Eilen Jewell plays at the MO Lottery Stage in downtown Columbia, Mo. 

Lilly Steele climbs up fabric suspended by a truck on Saturday afternoon Sept. 22, 2012. Steele is a part of the aerial fabrics company Jenuine Fire. They teach lessons at Yoga Sol in Columbia every Sunday, and she and her partner Jenn “Jennuine” Rauscher encourage anyone to come try!

Seamus, a member of Vibe Tribe KC, towers above Seventh Street in his stilts. Many members of Vibe Tribe, a group of performance and visual artists, attended Roots and Blues bringing hula hoops, chalk and other colorful garb. 

Lauren Smith and Jenny Graser walk through the grass to find a seat at the Roots and Blues Fesitval on Saturday afternoon Sept. 22, 2012. 

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