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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
5:30pm 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
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.