Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival

2015 Handy Festival Schedule

Please, no alcohol, coolers or pets permitted at Handy Festival events. This is to comply with regulations in City of Henderson parks and for the convenience, safety and enjoyment of other Handy-goersSaturday – June 1Central Park

10:00am                      Street Strut Parade
11:30am – 1:30pm     Bluez Windows

Presented by Riverbend Arts for All.  Bring your child down to paint Blues themed windows that will be placed in downtown Henderson businesses during the festival.

12:00pm                      Lindsey Williams
1:00pm – 3:00pm       Blues Zoo Art:

Blues music, art and animals presented by Henderson Area Arts Alliance and Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden

2:00pm          BLUES 4 U
4:00pm          Hog Maw Blues Band
6:00pm          Boscoe France Band

Monday – June 15

Handy Lunch Breaks & Happy Hours

11:00am to 1:00pm        Rockhouse @ Wolfs – Redmon Brothers
11:45am to 1:00pm        N’tune Piano Students, Damon & Julie Nantz at Planters Coffeehouse
5:00pm to 7:00pm          Monte Skelton at Commonwealth Kitchen & Bar
5:00pm to 7:00pm          Rockhouse @ Wolfs – Redmon Brothers

Handy Trivia

7:30pm to 9:00pm        Rockhouse @ Wolfs Teams will play for prizes.

Tuesday – June 16

Handy Lunch Breaks & Happy Hours

11:00am to 1:00pm      Rockhouse @ Wolfs – Tim Austin & Jim Ruston
11:00am to 1:00pm      First United Methodist Church – First Musicians Fishtown & Friends Music by: First Musicians, FishTown & Friends. Brown bag lunch available for purchase (or bring your own). Bring lawn chair. Location: Outdoors under portico just off Green Street, near Second Street.
5:00pm to 7:00pm        Rockhouse @ Wolfs – Casey James


Wednesday – June 17

Handy Lunch Breaks & Happy Hours

11:00am to 1:00pm       Commonwealth Kitchen & Bar – Monte Skelton
11:00am to 1:00pm       Rockhouse @ Wolfs – Alex Curry
11:00am to 1:00pm       Sidewalk Cafe – Spencer Bloodworth

6:00pm to 9:00pm         On Deck Riverside Bar & Grill – Drew Aud
5:00pm to 7:00pm         Rockhouse @ Wolfs – Casey James

Field & Main Preview Event With Music By Tyler Mac Band

4:00am to 6:00pm       Field & Main Bank – Tyler Mac Band

Kick off the festival weekend with Field & Main Bank. We invite you to bring your family and friends to a Handy Festival preview performance by the Tyler Mac Band. Plus, take a peek at our newly redesigned and innovative banking center in downtown Henderson. Enjoy snacks, drinks, games, good company and great fun!


Thursday – June 18

Audubon Mill Park (except where noted)

11am-1pm   Rockhouse @ Wolfs – N’tune Piano Students, Damon & Julie Nantz
11am-1pm     On Deck Riverside Bar & Grill – Drew Aud
11:30am-1pm     Prof G will walk us through Shades of Zydeco, New Orleans DJ, Audubon Mill Park
Bring your own lunch
4:00pm         Mr. Sipp “The Mississippi Blues Child”
6:00pm         Mo’ Mojo
          Red Beans & Rice and cajun sausage on sale at Audubon Mill Park
8:00pm         Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band
After Party   Tyler Mac @ Delkers & David Dunavent and Evol Love @ Rookies ($5 includes admission to both locations)


Friday – June 19

Audubon Mill Park

12:00pm      The Bell Bottom Blues Band – The Blues Band of the US Navy
2:00pm        The Beat Daddys
4:00pm        Tyler Mac
6:00pm        Samantha Fish
8:00pm        Devon Allman Band
10:00pm      Doyle Bramhall II
After Party  The Honey Roy Band @ Rookies & Delkers6 @ Delkers ($5 includes admission to both locations)

Saturday – June 20

Audubon Mill Park

10:00am   Downtown Walking Tour, led by Frank Nally
A one hour guided tour of points of historical and legendary significance to Henderson’s history. Meet at the Festival Information tent in Audubon Mill Park. This tour starts with a pictorial tribute to W.C. Handy in the Community Room at The Depot and continues throughout historic downtown Henderson. Learn about Handy and other contributors to American music history including Grandpa Jones, the Rev. Joe Hatfield, Jim Owen and learn about the architecture and history of some of Henderson’s most beautiful homes and businesses. This walking tour is fairly level and wheelchair accessible.
12:00 pm      Doug MacLeod
2:00pm         The Guy Forsyth Blues Band
4:00pm         Jarekus Singleton
6:00pm         Victor Wainright
8:00               Ronnie Baker Brooks Big Band – Ronnie’s band plus 3 horns!
10:00pm       Robert Randolph & The Family Band
After Party  The Tarnations @ Rookies & Delkers6 @ Delkers ($5 includes admission to both locations)


Sunday – June 21

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 5 South Green Street

10:00am   Handy Euch-and-’Q
As a wrap up to the Handy Blues and Barbecue Fest, St. Paul’s will once again taking their 10:00 worship on the street Sunday, June 21. There will be special music and an informal homily that morning, and barbecue lunch following on the lawn.