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Lineup Set for 2021 W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival in Henderson

Organizers of the 'W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival' in Henderson, Kentucky, have announced the festival's lineup and schedule for 2021.

Posted: May 3, 2021 10:22 AM
Updated: May 3, 2021 10:39 AM

The 2021 "W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival" in Henderson, Kentucky is set to take place from Wednesday, June 16, through Saturday, June 19, organizers announced Monday.

Headlining acts for the festival include Larkin Poe, Samantha Fish, and Walter Trout.

Other artists on the three-day festival's lineup include Eric Gales, Joe Louis Walker, and Christone "Kingfish" Ingram. 

You can see the festival's full lineup by clicking here.

On the first day of the W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival on Wednesday, June 16, Blues 4U will be the first act to take the stage at 3:00 p.m., with new acts scheduled every other hour until 9:00 p.m.

You can see the festival's full performance schedule by clicking here.

In April 2020, organizers of the W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival announced the festival's cancellation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival has become one of the largest free music festivals in the nation. It's held in Henderson in honor of William Christopher Handy, "the Father of the Blues."

For information on the festival's location, visit handyblues.org/travel-information/.

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