Handy Blues Festival Continues Today-Saturday on the Henderson Riverfront

The W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival, which kicked off last Saturday with the “Taste of Henderson Barbecue” continues today through Saturday, June 20 with a great music line-up at Audubon Mill Park on the riverfront. Tonight’s “Zydeco Night” features cajun food and upbeat Zydeco tunes. Friday and Saturday boasts some of the biggest names in blues, kids activities and a street full of delicious food.

Thursday – June 18
Audubon Mill Park

4:00pm Mr. Sipp “The Mississippi Blues Child”
6:00pm Mo’ Mojo
5:30pm Red Beans & Rice and Cajun Food on Sale
8:00pm Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band
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Friday – June 19
Audubon Mill Park

12:00pm The Bell Bottom Blues Band – The Blues Band of the US Navy
2:00pm The Beat Daddys
4:00pm Tyler Mac
6:00pm Samantha Fish
8:00pm Devon Allman Band
10:00pm Doyle Bramhall II
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Saturday – June 20
Audubon Mill Park

10:00am Downtown Walking Tour, led by Frank Nally – Starts at The Welcome Center, adjacent to the park
12:00 pm Doug MacLeod
2:00pm The Guy Forsyth Blues Band
4:00pm Jarekus Singleton
6:00pm Victor Wainright
8:00 Ronnie Baker Brooks Big Band – Ronnie’s band plus 3 horns!
10:00pm Robert Randolph & The Family Band
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The event has been named a “Top 10 Summer Event” by KTIA and a “Top 20 Summertime Event” by the Southeast Tourism Society. The presenting sponsor of this year’s event is Field & Main Bank.

For more information about the festival, visit www.handyblues.org or call the Henderson County Tourist Commission at (270) 826-3128.