W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival Announces 2014 Music Line-Up

The W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival, scheduled for June 7-14, 2014, has announced their music line-up for this year.

The free, family-friendly event, which honors the life and music of former resident W.C. Handy, features performances by some of the biggest names in blues at a fantastic location on the Ohio riverfront in Henderson, Ky. Music on the roster this summer include acts such as John Nemeth, Trampled Under Foot, James Cotton, Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, Southern Hospitality, Charlie Musselwhite and many more! See the full line-up on their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/handyblues

Other activities throughout the week include the Taste of Henderson Barbecue, the Mardi Gras-style Street Strut Parade, children’s activities and Handy Lunch Breaks and Happy Hours at local eateries.

The event has been named a “Top 10 Summer Event” by KTIA and a “Top 20 Summertime Event” by the Southeast Tourism Society for several, consecutive years.

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