The City of Florence
Colbert County Tourism
Colbert County Commission
Florence Lauderdale Tourism
Greenway Automotive
Printers & Stationers, Inc.
Lauderdale County Commission
Long Lewis of the Shoals
Marriot Shoals
Muscle Shoals
SSWA Recycling
Sweet Home Alabama
University of North Alabama
Buffalo Rock
Florence City Recylcing
Keith Thompson, M.D.
Keep the Shoals Beautiful
Sheffield Redevelopment Authority


  • Shoals Solid Waste Authority
  • Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area
  • Colbert County Commission
  • Lauderdale County Commission
  • City of Florence
  • City of Sheffield
  • City of Muscle Shoals
  • City of Tuscumbia
  • University of North Alabama
  • Alabama Department of Tourism & Travel
  • Florence-Lauderdale Tourism
  • Colbert County Tourism
  • Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown Florence
  • Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts
  • Local Ford Dealers
  • Printers and Stationers, Inc.
  • Florence Recycling
  • Regions Bank
  • Anderson & Anderson
  • Sheffield Utilities
  • Long Lewis Ford of the Shoals Rental Department
  • TimesDaily
  • Courier Journal
  • Big River Broadcasting
  • WZZA Radio
  • WAFF
  • WHNT


The 26th Annual W.C. Handy Festival Music Camp was a success thanks to support from:

  • The University of North Alabama Department of Music & Theatre
  • Florence Kiwanis
  • Rosie‚Äôs Cantina
  • Music Preservation Society, Inc.

SPECIAL OUTREACH PROGRAMS have been made possible by Regions Bank and Alabama Tourism Department

NURSING HOMES MINI-CONCERTS have been made possible by support from the Northwest Alabama Council of Local Governments and Friends of the Festival

IN HARMONY WITH NATURE is made possible by grants and support from:

  • Shoals Solid Waste Authority
  • Florence Recycling
  • Keep the Shoals Beautiful
  • Shoals Earth Month, Inc.
  • Music Preservation Society, Inc.


Brochures made possible in part by a grant from Alabama Tourism Department and Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area

Posters sponsored and printed by: Printers & Stationers

Design winner: the very talented Ashley Lamm Rogers!

Website made possible in part by a grant from the Alabama Department of Tourism & Travel

The WC Handy Music Festival

Contact Us

Music Preservation Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 1827
Florence, AL 35631
(256) 766-7642