ICYMI: W.C. Handy Festival Zydeco Night

Get a taste of New Orleans in Henderson, KY!

Thursday night at the W.C. Handy Blues and Barbecue Festival is known as ‘Red Beans and Rice Night’ or ‘Zydeco Night’.

Zydeco is a music genre that combines blues, rhythm and blues (R&B) and a whole lot of accordion music together.

There you can get a taste of New Orleans at the festival’s food booth that serves red beans and rice, andouille sausage and jambalaya.

It’s a weekend where Henderson, KY really transforms into a mini New Orleans!

The great Chubby Carrier gettin some washboard help from the #handybluesfest crowd!

Posted by The W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival in Henderson, KY on Thursday, June 13, 2019

But why? W.C. Handy is known as the Father of Blues. According to the festival website, he spent about 10 years in Henderson, KY where he met his wife.

The festival is a tribute to his work, the time he spent in the area, and the Henderson Community.

The best part about the festival? W.C. Handy Blues and Barbecue Festival is completely free to attend.

Not only is Zydeco night arguably the best night of the festival, its the night where all the proceeds go directly back to the festival.

You can still catch the rest of the GREAT lineup this weekend, check out the line up HERE.

2019 W.C. Handy Blues Festival lineup