Don't think of Henderson as a hot date spot? Think again. Henderson was featured in "Romantic Kentucky: More Than 300 Things to Do for Southern Lovers." The book, co-written by Lelia W. Salisbury and Laura E. Sutton, describes some of the famous (and lesser known) romantic places in Kentucky.
The review on Google Books says this of the book: "Taking a broad view of romance, this book includes something for readers of every different lifestyle, interest, and income. You'll find everything from a bed-and-breakfast inn to a riverboat cruise to a historic Shaker village to a scenic blackberry farm."
Henderson's W.C. Handy Blues and Barbecue Festival is featured in the book, described as a date where great jazz music and barbecue make it hard to beat. We agree!
Here's a link to the Romantic Kentucky book, available at Amazon, Barnes & Nobles, Borders, and other national book sellers.
Want more information about the W.C. Handy Blues Festival? You can visit their website www.handyblues.org or visit the Tourist Commission's website. Next year's festival will be June 12-19, with live blues music and delicious barbecue throughout the week. The festival books some of the hottest national and local blues talent each year. The opening day of the festival is highlighted by the "Taste of Henderson Barbecue" where you can enjoy barbecue of all varieties sold by local teams and listen to great live music in Henderson's Central Park. Live music at the scenic Audubon Mill Park on the Henderson Riverfront continues every night from Wednesday evening to Saturday night. There are a host of other events throughout the week as well, including a Mardi Gras-style Street Strut, Handy Lunch Breaks at local eateries, lectures, dance classes, and much more.