Get the Tastiest Lineup of the Summer at the W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival

See National Blues Recording Artists

June 16-19

And it’s all Free

Audobon Mill Park

in Henderson, Kentucky

On the Ohio River

Hot Music, Smoky Barbeque
The W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival offers up a tasty mix of the hottest blues and mouth watering barbecue. Nationally acclaimed artists are a staple at the festival, including Blues Music Award “Album of the Year” winner Joe Louis Walker, Tab Benoit, Shemekia Copeland, Rod PIazza & the Mighty Flyers, Magic Slim & the Teardrops, Kenny Neal, Shirley Johnson, Otis Taylor Band, Cedric Burnside & Lightnin’ Malcolm, Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band and many, MANY more! Big names in blues, served up with a slab of sweet, smoky barbecue. To top it all off, festival admission is FREE!

With a Huge Lineup and National Acts June 16-19
You never want to miss an act at the Handy festival, and that’s especially true for this year’s lineup. It’s a stacked roster on Wednesday, June 16th, with Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers, Shirley Johnson, and Cedric Johnson & Lightnin’ Malcolm, ALL IN ONE NIGHT! Bring your dancin’ shoes for Zydeco Night on Thursday the 17th, with Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band. And the fun’s just getting started! The festival rolls on through Saturday with the best blues in the country! So go ahead, claim your spot at Audubon Mill Park, overlooking the Ohio River, and join us for one heck of a party!

And It’s Free!
Unbelievable, but true. Nowhere else will you find the incendiary lineup of the 20th Annual W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival, and you DEFINITELY won’t find it for free.

What are you waiting for? Get those bags packed! Visit for everything you need to know about the best blues festival of the summer!
All Events in Central Park
9:00 am-7:30 pm Taste of Henderson Barbecue with local barbecue cooks selling a variety of barbecue (pork, beef, mutton, chicken) for carry out or eating on-site
10:00 am William Branaman Street Strut People’s Parade
11:30 am-7:30 pm Live music, including Bob Minnette and the Dixieland Society, Blues 4U, Velveeta Jones and Albert Castiglia
Audubon Mill Park
4:30 pm Alias Jones
6:00 pm Cedric Burnside and Lightnin’ Malcolm
7:30 pm Shirley Johnson
9:15 pm Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers
Audubon Mill Park
4:30 pm Zydeco Night, theme food sales and music by Doug MacLeod, Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble, and Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band
Audubon Mill Park *except where noted
Noon Hog Maw Blues Band
2:00 pm Bryant-Stevens Band
3:00 pm Workshop with Doug MacLeod at Riverbend Academy*
4:00 pm StellaVees
6:00 pm Albert Castiglia
8:00 pm Kenny Neal
10:00 pm Tab Benoit
Audubon Mill Park
Noon Doug MacLeod
2:00 pm Kilborn Alley Blues Band
4:00 pm Otis Taylor Band
6:00 pm Magic Slim and the Teardrops
8:00 pm Shemekia Copeland
10:00 pm Joe Louis Walker
For festival locations, area info, maps and more, visit!
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