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Posted on: March 26, 2018

Handy Festival announces its 2018 music lineup

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HENDERSON, Ky. -- The music lineup for the 2018 W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival has been released.

This award-winning festival, one of the large free blues festivals in the nation, will be celebrating its 28th-annual event. Thousands of visitors travel to enjoy the free blues music, infused with flares of zydeco and soul style. The picturesque outdoor venue sits on the banks of the mighty Ohio River, next to riverfront fountains, parks and a charming downtown.

Festival dates on the main stage in Audubon Mill Park are June 13-16.

Here's the main stage music lineup:

Wednesday June 13

5 p.m. Vanessa Collier

7 p.m. Shawn Holt & The Teardrops

9 p.m. Davina and The Vagabonds

Thursday June 14

5:30 p.m. Dwyane Dopsie & The Zydeco Hell Raisers

8 p.m. Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band

Friday June 15

Noon Reddog Band

2 p.m. Blues 4U

4 p.m. The Beat Daddys

6 p.m. Rick Vito & The Lucky Devils

8 p.m. Sugaray Rayford

10 p.m. Davy Knowles

Saturday June 16

Noon Ben Prestage

2 p.m. Watermelon Slim

4 p.m. Heather Gillis Band

6 p.m. Dawn Tyler Watson Band

8 p.m. Delbert McClinton

10 p.m. Paul DesLauriers Band

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