Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival Scheduled for June 9-16 in Henderson

The Henderson Music Preservation Society is proud to present the 22nd annual W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival during the week of June 9-16 in downtown Henderson, Ky. Over 20 blues performances are scheduled during a weeklong celebration that includes a Street Strut Peoples Parade, The Taste of Henderson Barbecue, Zydeco Night with Red Beans and Rice, and other events.
A great music lineup includes performances by:

Sonny Landreth
Walter Trout
Ronnie Baker Brooks
Dana Fuchs
Ruthie Foster Band
Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band
Jimmy Hall Trio
Cash Box Kings
Sugar Ray and the Bluetones
Mississippi Heat
Delta Moon
Mark May Band
Mo’ Mojo
Tee Dee Young
Them Bones
Cole Stevens and Steven Boros
King Bees
Boscoe France Band
Blues 4U
Bob Minette and the Dixieland Society

As part of one of the largest free music festivals in the country, Handy events are all offered free of admission. For more details visit www.handyblues.org or call 1-800-648-3128.
About the W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival:
Now in its 22nd year, the W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival began in 1991 and has become one of the largest free music festivals in the nation, drawing over 30,000 attendants from almost every state and many countries. The festival was recently recognized by the Kentucky Main Street Program as the number one outdoor festival in Kentucky and was voted “One of the Top Ten Festivals” in the Commonwealth by the Kentucky Tourist Industry, as well as being recognized as a “Top 20 Event” by the Southeast Tourism Society for in 2010, 2011 and 2012. The event is a celebration of the life and legacy of Henderson resident and “Father of the Blues,” William Christopher Handy. For complete festival information, go to www.handyblues.org.