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W. C. HANDY MUSIC FESTIVAL

W. C. HANDY MUSIC FESTIVAL

The Music Preservation Society, Inc. presents the 36th annual W.C. Handy Music Festival in honor of Florence (the Shoals), Alabama’s W.C. HANDY Composer, Publisher, Musician, and “FATHER OF THE BLUES” July 21 - 30, 2017 William Christopher (“W.C.”) Handy, known to the world as the "Father of the Blues", was born in Florence, Alabama, on November 16, 1873, where the sounds he heard influenced and inspired him to create an enduring body of music and garnered him international ac READ MORE