the Louisville Crashers to Perform
The 2012 Riverfest Music Festival will return to Prospect, KY where dozens of local performing artists and bands will perform on the banks of the Ohio River in Prospect, Kentucky. The two-day music event will be held at the Shady Glen Club on Friday, June 29th and Saturday, June 30th. All proceeds will benefit Louisville-based EDGE Outreach and their mission to save lives around the world with clean water. Tickets are $10 in advance for a two-day pass or $10 each day at the door. Tickets are available online at EDGEOutreach/Riverfest.
The Riverfest stage sits right on the Ohio riverbank about 2.5 miles upriver from 12-mile Island, allowing the area boating community to beach or anchor out for the day and enjoy the festivities. Attendees of the family-friendly event are invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets and coolers.
This year’s festival is pleased to welcome the national touring group, the Devonshires, who will bring their 60’s, 70’s and 80’s rock show to the audience on Saturday evening. The Devonshires have recently performed in Las Vegas and Disney World to rave reviews.
Another one of the region’s hottest bands, the Louisville Crashers, will perform at Riverfest, back-to-back with one of Louisville’s most successful touring groups, Soul Inc. These groups represent two generations of the Marvin Maxwell family, with father Marvin drumming for Soul Inc, whose band in the 60’s and 70’s had hits on the national charts and toured the country, and Marvin’s sons Mark and Max performing with the Louisville Crashers. Complete line-up information is available at www.riverfestlouisville.com.
“Having the Maxwell family perform on Saturday afternoon will be very special for our guests, and the Devonshires will make Riverfest 2012 a must-attend event.” says Shady Glen Club President Scott Rudd.
Additional participating bands include The Decades, with the Logan Street Band, and the New Legends, will perform a remembrance show to EDGE supporter Kevin Hammersmith, who was instrumental in the growth of Riverfest and was tragically killed last fall. Other returning favorites in the line-up are Uncle Clyde’s Wi-Fi, Muench Band, CMN and Riverfest favorite, the Slyk Band.
The event will be emceed by “2 Guys Havin’ Fun”, a popular duo known for making good times better, and the sound and lighting production services will be provided by Brian Hood of Ultimate Audio. “Butchers Best” of Prospect KY will feature the pork barbeque and chicken on Friday evening. Soft drinks and water will be available as well.
Riverfest is hosted by the Shady Glen Club, 1504 Riverside Drive, off Rose Island Road. The Shady Glen was founded in 1946, as a river and fishing camp, and now grown to 50 active members who enjoy the Ohio River and giving back to the community.
About EDGE Outreach
EDGE Outreach is a Louisville based 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to bring clean drinking water to developing communities and disaster environments around the world. They work every day to put an end to the global water crisis by training and empowering ordinary people to provide safe and sustainable water, sanitation, health, and hygiene solutions in their own communities. Since 2001, EDGE has impacted the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in more than 23 countries, including Haiti, Kenya, India, Dominican Republic, and Costa Rica. When EDGE staff and volunteers travel to a developing community to build training centers and install these systems, they also teach nationals how to diagnose their water problems, operate the purification system, repair broken hand pumps, and educate them on effective health and hygiene practices. To learn more about EDGE Outreach and how you can help, visit www.edgeoutreach.com. Join our networks on Facebook and Twitter.