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Your Guide to the 2012 WC Handy Blues and Barbecue Festival

The 2012 WC Handy Blues and Barbecue Festival, taking place at both Central Park and Audubon Mill Park in Henderson, Kentucky, moves in to full swing this week with a full schedule of activities, concerts, and food for you to take advantage of.

Consider this your guide!

On Monday and Tuesday, join places like the Patio Bar and Grill, On Deck Bar and Grill, and Planter’s Coffeehouse for Happy Hour starting at 5:00pm – Then on Wednesday, come hear blues from Tee Dee Young, the Mark May Band, and Mississippi Heat.

On Thursday, things get serious in the realm of food – red beans & rice, andouille sausages and other cajunfood goes on sale starting at 5:30pm.

The weekend schedule begins with food and music by Blues 4U starting at noon, followed by more music and great food all weekend long.

Have fun and be safe!

MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2012

11:45 PM

  • LUNCH BREAK: Planter’s Coffehouse, 130 N. Main St
‘N’ Tune Piano Services Piano and Guitar Students (Damon and Julie Nantz – Owners)
  • LUNCH BREAK: Zumba® & Blues Lunch Break with the Henderson Z-Chicks!!!
 RiverbendAcademy and the Henderson YMCA

5:00 PM

  • HAPPY HOUR: Patio Bar & Grill, 104 N. Water Street – 
Lindsay Williams

TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2012

11:45 PM

  • LUNCH BREAK: Patio Bar & Grill, 104 N. Water Street – 
Lindsay Williams

5:00 PM

  • HAPPY HOUR: On Deck Bar & Grill, 100 2nd Street
 – Brian Hart
  • HAPPY HOUR: Planter’s Coffeehouse, 130 N. Main Street – 
Lindsay Williams

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2012

11:45 PM

  • LUNCH BREAK: Planter’s Coffeehouse, 130 N. Main Street – 
Andy Norvell
  • LUNCH BREAK: Patio Bar & Grill, 104 N. Water Street
 – Lindsay Williams

5:00 PM

  • MUSIC: Tee Dee Young, a blues legend in his own time. He has definitely got the blues and he loves “FIRING DOWN ON THAT GUITAR” While playing his own unique style of the BLUES, his dynamic stage presence, exciting harmony, and energy will put you in the mood for dancing!

6:00 PM

  • EVENT: Children’s Celebration – Hands-On Ar Actvities
Location: Children’s Art Area in Audubon Mill Park
Sponsor: Henderson Area Art Alliance and Junior Women’s League.
  • MUSIC: Mark May Band

8:00 PM

  • MUSIC: Mississippi Heat not only breathes new life into the classic sounds of Chicago Blues but they also uplift with joy and dedication everything they play.

THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2012

11:45 PM

  • LUNCH BREAK: On Deck Riverside Bar & Grill, 100 2nd Street – 
Adam Blythe
  • LUNCH BREAK: Wolf’s Restaurant, 31 N. Green Street
N’Tune Piano Services Piano & Guitar students (Damon & Julie Nantz - Owners)

4:00 PM

  • MUSIC: Bob Minette and the Dixieland Society

5:15 PM

  • MUSIC: Mo’ Mojo takes the best of Zydeco and the best of the Jam Band spirit and combine them into an experience that unifies the audience and the band while making everyone in the house higher.

5:30 PM

  • FOOD: Red beans & rice, andouille sausages and other cajun food goes on sale.

8:00 PM

  • MUSIC: Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band If you haven’t experienced the high energy, swamp funky zydeco sound of Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, it is high time that you join the legions of fans that have.

FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2012

NOON

  • FOOD: Concession sales begin
  • MUSIC: Blues 4U

2:00 PM

  • MUSIC: The KingBees are one of Louisville’s hottest bands, playing butt-shaking rocking blues throughout the region.

3:00 PM

  • MUSIC Workshop: Children’s Harmonica Workshop with Joe Nosek
Riverbend Academy, 2nd andMain.

4:00 PM

  • MUSIC: Them Bones

6:00 PM

  • MUSIC: Cash Box Kings This accomplished band of musicians capture the vibe of pre- and post-war blues and individually, each flawlessly spins it in innovative ways.

8:00 PM

  • MUSIC: The Dana Fuchs Band Dana Fuchs is a phenomenon, a singer whose mesmerizing voice and presence has led critics to compare her to Rock Legends from Janis to Jagger.

10:00 PM

  • MUSIC: Sonny Landreth Sonny plays with fantastic technique and wonderful soulful feeling.

SATURDAY, JUNE 16 2012

7:00 AM

  • EVENT: Bike Ride to benefit Brain Injury Adventure Camp
11, 36 & 62 mile course
Start/ End at On Deck at 100 Second Street
Registration and staggered start – 7am to 8:30am
Rest stops will close at 1:00pm
Register at www.hendersonrotaract.org For more information email :rotaracthenderson@hotmail.com

NOON

2:00 PM

  • MUSIC: Delta Moon Delta Moon’s music is a strong mix of personalities and sounds with a live show second-to-none.

4:00 PM

  • MUSIC: Sugar Ray & the Bluetones Sugar Ray Norcia and his old friends, “A list” top shelf musicians from several variations of Bluetones and Roomful of Blues alumni, they are some of the best musicians in the blues world.

6:00 PM

  • MUSIC: Ruthie Foster The power of Ruthie Foster’s voice carries the music, rather than vice versa. It is a voice that was raised in the church that has the power of that true soul singing that comes right out of the tradition that bred such voices as Mavis Staples, Aretha Franklin, Sam Cooke, and James Brown.

8:00 PM

  • MUSIC: Ronnie Baker Brooks In the Olympic tradition, when the torch gets passed on, the flame transfers from one sure hand to the next — keeping it burning, while at the same time moving forward. Not only does Ronnie Baker Brooks sing with soulful fire and play with a white-hot intensity; he’s also carrying the torch from the previous generation of soul and blues greats and moving the music into the future.

10:00 PM

  • MUSIC: Walter Trout Walter Trout’s passionate new Blues for the Modern Daze cuts right to the core of his art and his heart. His 21st album returns the contemporary guitar legend to his hard-core blues roots and finds his songwriting at a creative and personal zenith.

 

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