W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue events!

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Henderson Kentucky is fortunate enough to have this wonderful festival. Please support and come out enjoy the music and good times!

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W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival » 2015 Handy Festival Schedule


Thursday – June 18

Audubon Mill Park (except where noted)

11am-1pm   Rockhouse @ Wolfs – N’tune Piano Students, Damon & Julie Nantz
11am-1pm     On Deck Riverside Bar & Grill – Drew Aud
11:30am-1pm     Prof G will walk us through Shades of Zydeco, New Orleans DJ, Audubon Mill Park
Bring your own lunch
4:00pm         Mr. Sipp “The Mississippi Blues Child”
6:00pm         Mo’ Mojo
          Red Beans & Rice and cajun sausage on sale at Audubon Mill Park
8:00pm         Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band

Friday – June 19

Audubon Mill Park

12:00pm      The Bell Bottom Blues Band – The Blues Band of the US Navy
2:00pm        The Beat Daddys
4:00pm        Tyler Mac
6:00pm        Samantha Fish
8:00pm        Devon Allman Band
10:00pm      Doyle Bramhall II

Saturday – June 20

Audubon Mill Park

10:00am   Downtown Walking Tour, led by Frank Nally
A one hour guided tour of points of historical and legendary significance to Henderson’s history. Meet at the Festival Information tent in Audubon Mill Park. This tour starts with a pictorial tribute to W.C. Handy in the Community Room at The Depot and continues throughout historic downtown Henderson. Learn about Handy and other contributors to American music history including Grandpa Jones, the Rev. Joe Hatfield, Jim Owen and learn about the architecture and history of some of Henderson’s most beautiful homes and businesses. This walking tour is fairly level and wheelchair accessible.
12:00 pm      Doug MacLeod
2:00pm         The Guy Forsyth Blues Band
4:00pm         Jarekus Singleton
6:00pm         Victor Wainright
8:00               Ronnie Baker Brooks Big Band – Ronnie’s band plus 3 horns!
10:00pm       Robert Randolph & The Family Band


Sunday – June 21

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 5 South Green Street

10:00am   Handy Euch-and-’Q
As a wrap up to the Handy Blues and Barbecue Fest, St. Paul’s will once again taking their 10:00 worship on the street Sunday, June 21. There will be special music and an informal homily that morning, and barbecue lunch following on the lawn.