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Music Festival Returns to Waterfront for 5th Year

“5th Annual CQ Jam for WaterStep” to be Held at Captain’s Quarters on September 9

WaterStepThe 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. The suggested donation is $20 per person. For more information, call (502) 568-6342 or visit www.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.

The Platters were one of the most successful vocal groups of the rock-and-roll era with 40 singles in the Billboard Hot 100 from 1955 to 1967, including 4 number one hits. The Legacy Platters were formed in the early 1990’s and now Lonza Bartlett has taken the center stage with this legendary group.

The Gators Show, formed by Bartlett and Mullins, is something very unique, especially if you like to dance to Michael Jackson, Prince, Bruno Mars, and Earth Wind and Fire. The Gators bring this renowned show north from Florida where it received critical acclaim. Joining Bartlett and Mullins on stage is instrumentalist Jordon Henry, who has developed a reputation as the one of the most skilled and versatile performers in the country.

“Having The Gators and their line up of singers and performers means this will be one of the best entertainment shows in Louisville this season,” says Andrew Masterson of Captain’s Quarters. “We are so fortunate and excited to host this event and have them be a part of it.”

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.

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