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Past Events

Handy Music Festival Headliner Concert - Salt & Pepper Series

Handy Music Festival Headliner Concert - Salt & Pepper Series

Florence, AL
W.C. Handy is the Father of the Blues, so the Music Preservation Society, Inc. is proud to present the Salt & Pepper Blues Series Concert as our 2017 W.C. Handy Music Festival headliner.  Next year we will join with the Handy Family in celebration of Handy Brothers music, and this is a fitting le...
Saturday, July 29 2017 7:00 PM 10:00 PM

Handy Festival Headliner Booker T. Jones & guest Lee Roy Parnell

Handy Festival Headliner Booker T. Jones & guest Lee Roy Parnell

Florence, AL
Grammy Award winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Booker T. Jones gained worldwide popularity beginning in the 1960’s with his R&B/funk band “Booker T. & the M.G.'s”, a group credited with shaping both Southern and Memphis Soul, and originating “the unique Stax sound” while working as the label...
Saturday, July 25 2015 7:00 PM 10:00 PM

Candi Staton

Candi Staton

Florence, AL
The Music Preservation Society, Inc.’s W.C. Handy Festival Committee proudly presents Alabama Music Hall of Fame 2014 Inductee Candi Staton, with special guests Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter John Paul White of Civil Wars fame, and legendary veteran singer Donnie Fritts as featured perfor...
Saturday, July 26 2014 7:00 PM 9:00 PM

An Evening with Keb' Mo’

An Evening with Keb' Mo’

Florence, AL
Recipient of multiple W.C. Handy Blues Awards, and a three-time Grammy winner for Best Contemporary Blues Album, Keb' Mo' is one of the premier artists that has been at the top of the "must see" list for the W.C. Handy Music Festival for several years. He released his self-titled debut in 1994 an...
Saturday, July 27 2013 7:30 PM 9:30 PM

The Blind Boys of Alabama - W. C. Handy Festival Headliner Concert

The Blind Boys of Alabama - W. C. Handy Festival Headliner Concert

Florence, AL
The Blind Boys of Alabama For more than 70 years, the Blind Boys of Alabama have shared their unique music with the world. The Blind Boys have sung for Presidents and royalty , at festivals and events nationally and internationally. Through their recordings, television and film appearances the Bl...
Saturday, July 28 2012 7:30 PM 10:30 PM
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