Organizers release line-up for 2021 W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival

Organizers release line-up for 2021 W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival

HENDERSON, Ky. (WFIE) - Organizers have released the lineup for the 30th annual W.C. Handy Blues and Barbecue Festival in Henderson.

They had to cancel their 30th consecutive festival last year because of COVID-19, so they’re celebrating that milestone this year.

Chairman Brian Bishop says luckily they got to use most of last year’s plans.

“From a committee standpoint, we’re very excited. We’re music fans too, so we enjoy going to the festival in addition to putting it on. Putting it on is a labor of love. We were all disappointed we didn’t get to hear this fantastic music, and that we didn’t get to put on a festival,” said Bishop.

You can see the line-up along with the schedule for the 2021 event below.

The festival will take place June 16-19.

Bishop tells us as of now, festival-goers should expect to see social distancing and mask-wearing in close crowds, but they’re playing those guidelines by ear.

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