2020 W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival Lineup

W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival, presented by Field & Main Bank, announces 2020 lineup

It’s here, it’s here! Year 30 of the W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival, presented by Field & Main Bank, is shaping up to be the best yet, and we’re thrilled to announce this year’s lineup! Artists will perform on stage in Audubon Mill Park on the Henderson riverfront on June 17-20. The Handy Happy Hours and Lunch Breaks in downtown Henderson will start Monday, June 15 and last throughout the week. The popular Zydeco Night Red Beans and Rice Dinner will take place on Thursday, June 18. And now for the main event: the music!

Walter Trout
Tommy Castro and the Painkillers
Eric Gales
Larkin Poe
Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
Joe Louis Walker
Rick Estrin & the Nightcats
Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band
Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers
Mr. Sipp
Mississippi Heat
Ghost Town Blues Band
Amanda Fish
Duwayne Burnside
David Jacobs-Strain and Bob Beach
Kara Grainger
The Michael Gough Group
The Beat Daddys

Blues 4U

The W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival has consistently been named a Top 20 Event of the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society (STS). The festival also won Kentucky Living Magazine’s “Best Music Festival in Kentucky” for the past four years. The festival is one of the longest running free blues music festivals in the nation, featuring top blues acts, delicious food, a picturesque venue, and our famous Henderson hospitality.

The W.C. Handy Blues and Barbecue Festival is free to the public, planned by the Henderson Music Preservation Society, and supported entirely by donors and volunteers. A complete schedule of all the week’s events will be published in May and will be made available to download for free online at www.HendersonKy.org.