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Field & Main Is A Proud Sponsor of the 2019 W.C. Handy Blues & BBQ Festival

Years ago, right here in Henderson, Kentucky, William Christopher (W.C.) Handy, a composer and musician, poured his lifetime of experiences into a new style of music called the blues. Today, as a community, we celebrate the man and his music, with good food and good friends at the W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival.

The festival returns June 12-15 at Audubon Mill Park in Henderson, featuring a line up of star-studded headliners, festival favorites and up-and-coming artists. For 29 years, the Handy Festival has brought together blues enthusiasts from across the country to experience one of the largest free festivals in the nation. Field & Main Bank is honored to return as the presenting sponsor for this celebrated local music festival. We hope you’ll join us for four days of crowd-pleasing blues.

Handy Details

Here are a few details you might like to know about the festival.

  • It’s free and open to attendees of all ages.
  • The festival plays rain or shine.
  • Festival-goers may bring these items into Audubon Mill Park: Lawn chairs, blankets, and  umbrellas. No coolers, alcohol or pets, please.
  • There’s a Field & Main ATM on festival grounds, making it easy for you to have cash on hand for food and raffles. No ATM fees for Field & Main Bank debit and ATM card users.

Performance Times

  • Wednesday, June 12 – The festival kicks off at 3 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 13 – New Orleans-inspired Zydeco night starts at 4:00.
  • Friday, June 14 – Music begins at noon.
  • Saturday, June 15 – Enjoy closing day of the festival, starting at noon.

Check out the detailed schedule of acts and events.Stay up-to-date on Handy Festival happenings on Facebook and by following @HandyBlues on Instagram and @HandyBlues on Twitter.