This Weekend’s Highlights: W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival

Today concession sales start at 11am on Water Street. Enjoy lunch on the riverfront and stay for a day packed full of music.

Friday’s Line-Up:
Noon – Damon Fowler
2pm – Beasley Band
4pm – Mightychondria
6pm – Deanna Bogart Band
8pm – Guitar Shorty
10pm – Dana Fuchs

Saturday’s Line-Up:
Noon – Damon Fowler
2pm- Eden Brent
4pm – Lionel Young Band
6pm – Carolyn Wonderland
8pm – The Dynamites featuring Charles Walker
10pm – John Primer with Special Guest Lurrie Bell & Eddie Shaw

We also recommend:

Letting the kids cool off at the riverfront fountains. You can still hear the music and the park offers a fantastic view of the riverfront and train bridge.

Getting as much grub as you can handle. There’s plenty of options with this year’s vendors so try something new or pick out your favorite barbecue staple and ENJOY!

Help keep the festival FREE by purchasing this year’s W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue t-shirt! These and other souvenirs are available for sale during the duration of the festival.

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If you are planning an overnight stay during the festival and need help finding accommodations, please call us at 1-800-648-3128 or local (270) 826-3128.