Handy Committee Working on 2021 Festival

W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival slated for summer 2021 Organizers sorting out public safety measures, working with city and regional health department By Evan Gorman | January 29, 2021 at 10:57 PM CST – Updated January 29 at 10:58 PM  HENDERSON, Ky. (WFIE) – Celebrating 30 years, Henderson’s W.C. Handy Blues and Barbecue Festival is slatedContinue reading

Blues & Barbecue Fest days away

W.C. Handy Blues and Barbecue Fest is days away; here’s the lineup By Beth Smith – The Henderson Gleaner HENDERSON, Ky. — Henderson is just days away from kicking off a festival that started 29 years ago and draws upwards of 40,000 people annually. The W.C. Handy Blues and Barbecue Festival runs from June 12-June 15Continue reading

‘They’re All Main Acts’

‘They’re all main acts’ 2019 Handy Festival artist lineup announced By Douglas White – The Henderson Gleaner HENDERSON, Ky. – The music lineup for the 29th annual W.C. Handy Blues and Barbecue Festival was announced on Monday, and it offers four consecutive days of stellar entertainment at absolutely no cost. “They’re all main acts when it comesContinue reading

Keep It Free!

W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival has become one of the largest free music festivals in the nation.

The Henderson Music Preservation Society is a non-profit organization, 100% of all procedes are used to fund the next year’s show.

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