Held every summer the week before Father's Day in beautiful Audubon Mill Park in Henderson, Ky., the W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival has become one of the largest free music festivals in the nation, drawing attendants from all over the world.
The festivities kick off on June 7 with the Taste of Henderson Barbecue, and then live music is featured in the park June 11-14. The talented musicians appearing this year are
Davina and The Vagabonds
John Nemeth and the Bo-Keys featuring Percy Wiggins
Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp band
Michael Gough Band
The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
Trampled Under Foot
The Stella Vees
Jonathon Boogie Long
Reba Russell Band
Admission is free to this family-friendly event. For more information, visit www.handyblues.org or call 1-800-648-3128.