W.C. Handy Music Festival 2021
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The Music Preservation Society, Inc., and the W.C. Handy Festival Steering Committee, is pleased to present the 40th W.C. Handy Music Festival. Festival dates are July 23 through August 1, 2021. Enjoy the music as we continue to pay tribute to the legacy and contributions of Shoals area music, while honoring the memory of the one and only "Father of the Blues", William Christopher (“W.C.”) Handy.
The Florence-Lauderdale Convention + Visitors Bureau will host four singer/songwriter showcases with some of the best songwriters in the business as part of this year's WC Handy Music Festival. All showcases will be from 1:00 - 3:00 pm in The Gallery at the Florence-Lauderdale Visitor Center. Seating is limited.
Monday, July 26 - James Leblanc, Angela Hacker + Bay Simpson
Wednesday, July 28 - Peanut Montgomery, Mark Narmore + Bobby Tomberlin
Friday, July 30 - Billy Lawson + Ed Hill
Saturday, July 31 - Lenny Leblanc, Michael Curtis, + Travis Wammack