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WC Handy Music Festival 2013

By: Huntsville Real Estate Expert Mike Manosky On July 9, 2013

wc handy musicThe ‘Father of Blues’, William Christopher Handy, was born in 1873 in the Shoals city of Florence, Alabama. Since 1982, the Music Preservation Society (MPS) has been honoring and celebrating the “Father of the Blues” with an annual ten day series of events held in the Northwestern part of Alabama. This year marks the 32nd year for the festival. The American Business Association considers the WC Handy Music Festival a Top 10 2013 Event.

Handy also has a connection to Huntsville, AL! He taught music and was the band director at Alabama A&M in the early 1900′s.

Live bands perform at area restaurants, clubs, parks, churches, retail stores, and other places that may host Handy lunches, dinners, late nights or anything in between. It also consists of events during which an appreciation of music is taught such as ABC’s of Jazz, or the Music Spelling Bee and visits to local libraries and museums. The Festival highlights the rich musical heritage of the Shoals area.

This year’s festival starts on Saturday, July 13 and runs through Sunday, July 28. Get a schedule of events here. The majority of the events cost $10.00 or less and many are free, making it a great family outing.

Huntsville AL Real Estate Broker, Mike Manosky

 

 

 

 

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