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.