W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival Announces Music Line-Up for 24th Annual Event

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Award-winning event features live blues music, barbecue vendors and children's activities on the Henderson riverfront. This large, free music event draws attendants from nearly every state and many countries.

Blues Caravan on stage at 2013 event

Named a "Top 20 Event in the Southeast" in 2014 by the Southeast Tourism Society.

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 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 http://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 http://www.handyblues.org or call the Henderson County Tourist Commission at (270) 826-3128.

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Jessica Mitchell
The W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival in Henderson, KY
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