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Bearing News

The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

Bearing News

Art at RBBQ

The experience

Parker Boone October 2, 2019

Parker Boone talks about his experiences at Roots N Blues Sept. 27-28. He explores the varying activities to do in this festival such as social projects, speaking with vendors and listening to talented...

Zöe and Lux Payne share all their outfits, and they are inspired by their mom who picks them out.

The festival’s most fashionable

Audrey Snyder October 2, 2019

On Sunday, Sept. 29, the final day of Roots ‘n Blues, attendees walked around hot and sweaty, exhausted in the humid 93°F day. In the dog days of summer, most of Columbia wore whatever outfit they could...

Sights and sounds

Sights and sounds

Maddie Marrero October 2, 2019

What was your favorite part of RBBBQ? Let us know in the comments below.

Mavericks vocalist and guitarist Raul Malo performs at Columbia MO Roots N Blues N BBQ festival Saturday night, Sept 28.   Photo by Sophia Eaton.

Mavericks’ performance provides exceptional music, brings patrons together

Amira McKee October 1, 2019

As the sun set on the second day of the Roots N Blues festival, fans flocked to the Great Southern Bank Stage to watch the Mavericks perform their hour and a half long setlist of latin-country-rock fusion...

The Lacewings from the Roots N Blues website.

The Lacewings tranquilize a worried heart

Anna Xu October 1, 2019

Walking up the paved road alone, I really felt like I was maneuvering into a different world, guided by a soft, angelic voice I could only somewhat hear. When the outdoor stage came to view, I stood in...

Burnout mugs engineer Michael Merwin shows off his innovative coffee tumbler, colling hot beverages to a drinkable temperature in the 93 degree Roots N Blues heat on Sept. 29. Photo by Audrey Snyder.

People of Roots N Blues – Michael Merwin

Amira McKee September 30, 2019

As the swarms of patron flow through the lines of vendor tents, Michael Merwin sits surrounded by dozens of red hued coffee mugs, each embellished with the name “Burnout”.  What is Burnout? “Burnout...

Calvin Street Band guitarist and lead singer Robert Wallace and violinist and backup singer Erica Kallis perform Saturday afternoon at the Roots N Blues N BBQ festival. Band members also include bass player Gregory Gortmaker and nylon string classical guitarist David Nealey. Photo by Bailey Stover.

Calvin Street Band captivates crowds

Bailey Stover September 29, 2019

Listen to the Calvin Street Band's original song "When We Met": Used with permission. During the Roots N Blues N BBQ festival Sept. 27-29, various local musicians came out to perform at different stages...

To Write Love On Her Arms worker Chad Moses speaks with festival goers during Roots N Blues Saturday, Sept. 28. Photo by Bailey Stover.

People of Roots N Blues – Chad Moses

Bailey Stover September 29, 2019

Chad Moses works with the organization To Write Love on Her Arms as a way to spread hope and create a community for those in need who are looking for help. During the festival, the group had a tent...

Roots N Blues volunteers Jess Turgeon and Robert Schreiber take a break Saturday afternoon Sept. 28. Photo by Bailey Stover.

People of Roots N Blues – Jess Turgeon

Bailey Stover September 29, 2019

Volunteers at Roots N Blues work a variety of jobs to help the event run smoothly. Jess Turgeon’s designated task this year was selling beer to festival goers. What has your experience been like...

Clysta and Brandon Schettler scoop ice cream during the Roots N Blues festival Saturday, Sept. 28. Photo by Bailey Stover.

People of Roots N Blues – Matthew Schettler

Bailey Stover September 29, 2019

During Roots N Blues, Matthew Schettler worked with his mother, Dana, grandmother, Clysta, stepfather, Brad, and two brothers, Brandon and Gavin, at his mother’s business, Hand-Dipped Ice Cream....

A child participates in one of Wildy Selfs collaborative murals during Roots N Blues Saturday, Sept. 28. Photo by Bailey Stover.

People of Roots N Blues – Carrie Smarr

Bailey Stover September 29, 2019

Stacy (Wildy) Self is a Roots N Blues patron and the creator Wildy’s World, a place of interactive and collaborative art. While visiting Wildy during the festival, her friend Carrie Smarr spoke on...

At the Roots N Blues festival Saturday, Sept. 28, BoCoMo Bubble Man Chuck Meal delights audiences with bubbles in a variety of sizes and colors as they catch the afternoon light. Photo by Bailey Stover.

People of Roots N Blues – Chuck Meal

Bailey Stover September 29, 2019

The BoCoMo Bubble Man, Chuck Meal, delights in bringing joy to children and uses his craft as a way to provide peace and calm to himself and others. During the Roots N Blues festival, he used a variety...

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