The 5th Annual CQ Jam for WaterStep will be held at Captain’s Quarters Riverside Grille, at 5700 Captain’s Quarters Road in Prospect, on Saturday, September 9 from 2pm to Midnight. The fundraiser will benefit WaterStep, the local organization that works to save lives around the world with safe water, and will feature a performance by “The Gators” with lead singer of the Legacy Platters Lonza Bartlett and Motown artist AJ Mullins. The event has expanded to bring 10 full hours of music and entertainment to the waterfront, with doors opening at 2pm and live music beginning at 3pm. The suggested donation is $20 per person. For more information, call (502) 568-6342 or visit waterstep.org.
Also appearing will be Kentuckiana’s newest and hottest bands including “The Dons” with a fast-paced and colorful set of great cover songs and family fun for all ages. Local singer-guitarist Jeff Walter will open the show, and The Moon Dogs, The Slyk Band and Louisville’s Rockin’ Rotary Band will also perform.
New to the event this year will be performances by the Fleur-De-Lis Academy of Ballet of Louisville, performing to afro-Cuban, salsa, jazz, and modern styles of music throughout the day. Fleur-De-Lis Academy Director Ariadne McAuley noted, “We are excited to showcase the talents of our instructors and students at this amazing event on the Ohio River. WaterStep is such an important cause and we are proud to join in the efforts to make this a great event.”
Attendees are also encouraged to bring their gently used shoes to the event to donate to WaterStep. The nonprofit’s shoe program not only generates funds for the organization, but it also keeps tons of waste out of landfills by repurposing the shoes. Any size, style, and condition of shoes are accepted.
The CQ Jam is presented by Huffman Automotive, with additional support from Overhead Door of Louisville, Paradigm Yacht Sales, Harrods Creek Boat Owners Association, Louisville Magazine, BrightStrokes Painting, and McDonald’s of Prospect.