City of Henderson Announcements

Posted on: April 18, 2017

W.C. Handy Festival announces lineup for 2017 festival


HENDERSON, Ky. -- The Henderson Music Preservation Society Inc. has announced its main stage lineup for the 27th-annual W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival.

The festival's main stage in Audubon Mill Park on the Henderson riverfront will offer free, live music from Wednesday, June 14, through Saturday, June 17.

Other activities take place leading up to the main stage including live concerts at lunchtime and during "happy hour."

Here is the main stage lineup for 2017:

Wednesday, June 14: Albert Castiglia; Jason Ricci & the Bad Kind; Lil Ed & The Blues Imperials.

Thursday, June 15: Waylon Thibodeaux; Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band.

Friday, June 16: Blues 4U; The Gough-Martin Blues Band; The Beat Daddys; Walter Wolfman Washington & the Roadmasters; Samantha Fish; Tab Benoit.

Saturday, June 17: Markus James; Dawn Tyler Watson Trio; Alvin "Youngblood" Hart's Muscle Theory; Billy Branch & the Sons of the Blues; Wet Willie; Coco Montoya.

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