Henderson Blues

Downtown

We came to Henderson, Kentucky to stay at the John James Audubon State Park and visit the Audubon Museum.  But our visit also coincided with the W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival.

Unlike most small towns, Henderson has a very nice downtown that shows all signs of being alive and thriving. There are several blocks of classic old buildings still in use. The downtown also has a walking tour designed to celebrate its most famous resident, John James Audubon. This tour highlights several bronze statues of both Audubon and sculptural interpretations of several of his illustrations.

Audubon

Some of the statues on the tour

We attended the blues festival on Thursday night which was Zydeco night.

W.C. Handy Blues Festival

The first band that night was Mo’ Mojo which I really enjoyed. I’ve got to download their albums.

Mo' Mojo

The next band up was Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band.

Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band

The festival is held at the Audubon Mill Park which is right on the Ohio River. So we were also able to watch the boat, barge and train traffic.

Barge on the Ohio

As well as see a gorgeous sunset.

Sunset

We really enjoyed our time in Henderson.

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