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Looking forward to the W.C. Handy Blues and Barbecue Festival

The 2018 W.C. Handy Blues and Barbecue Festival is happening in Henderson, KY from June 13-16.

The festival honors the legacy of W.C. Handy and attracts more than 50,000 visitors. It is one of the largest free music festivals in the country.

(Facebook/The W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival in Henderson, KY)

Here is the musical lineup:

Wednesday, June 13
5 PM – Vanessa Collier
7 PM –  Shawn Holt & The Teardrops
9 PM – Davina and The Vagabonds

Thursday, June 14
5:30 PM – Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hellraisers
8:00 PM – Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band

Friday, June 15
12 PM – Reddog Band
2 PM – Blues 4U
4 PM – The Beat Daddys
6 PM – Rick Vito & The Lucky Devils
8 PM – Sugaray Rayford
10 PM – Davy Knowles

Saturday, June 16
12 PM – Ben Prestage
2 PM – Watermelon Slim
4 PM – Heather Gillis Band
6 PM – Dawn Tyler Watson Band
8 PM – Delbert McClinton
10 PM – Paul DesLauriers Band

(Facebook/The W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival in Henderson, KY)

Visitors can expect lots of food in addition to the music. Organizers ask that attendees bring lawn chairs and blankets.

Alcohol, coolers, and pets are not allowed at the festival.

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