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Celebrate the Songs of Summer

As the sun starts to cast its warm glow over Henderson, Kentucky, music enthusiasts from far and wide eagerly anticipate the arrival of summer. Henderson’s summer music festival scene is a harmonious blend of diverse genres, a vibrant atmosphere, and community spirit that creates unforgettable memories for who visit our river town retreat.

SummerFest: May 18, 2024

Get ready to rock under the summer sky at our much-anticipated event, SummerFest! This free rock ‘n’ roll concert transforms downtown Henderson into a lively hub of music and energy. As the sun sets, the stage comes alive with the electrifying sounds of the rock hits we all know and love, creating an unforgettable experience for music lovers of all ages.

PorchFest: June 1, 2024

Southern hospitality peaks during Porchfest, when around a dozen neighbors along historic South Main Street transform their front porches into concert venues for all to enjoy. Explore the beautiful architecture, take in the summertime tunes, and dance in the street as we welcome the month of June.

W.C. Handy Blues & BBQ Festival: June 12-15, 2024

For a celebration that ignites the soul with the essence of blues music and the irresistible aroma of barbecue, head to Handy Fest! Named after the “Father of the Blues” W.C. Handy, who once called Henderson home, this world-class festival’s lively atmosphere is award-winning for its top notch blues acts, delicious food, and unbeatable ticket price: free.

Sandy Lee Watkins Songwriters Festival: July 24-27

Immerse yourself in the artistry of songwriting at Sandy Lee Songfest, where downtown’s restaurants and bars undergo a transformation into Nashville-style listening rooms. This unique festival invites music enthusiasts to experience the stories behind the songs in an intimate and up-close setting. Talented songwriters that wrote the songs you love to sing along to take center stage to share their craft, weaving tales of love, life, and everything in between through soulful melodies and heartfelt lyrics.

Bluegrass in the Park Folklife Festival: August 9-10, 2024

Get ready for a toe-tapping, banjo-strumming good time at Bluegrass in the Park Folklife Festival! This annual celebration, named a 2023 Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event, is a tribute to the rich heritage of bluegrass music in Western Kentucky, bringing together musicians, families, and bluegrass enthusiasts from near and far. Set against the picturesque backdrop of the Ohio River, the festival transforms the green space of Audubon Mill Park into a haven for the soulful sounds of fiddles, mandolins, and harmonious vocals.

Book Your Stay!

Book your stay and experience the perfect blend of lively tunes, vibrant energy, and Southern charm. Unforgettable memories await– plan your trip for a music-filled getaway!