Devonshires to headline
at Prospect fundraiser event
to benefit EDGE Outreach
Helen E. McKinney
PROSPECT, Ky. (June 2012) If youre looking
to have a fun, relaxing time listening to the sounds of the 60s,
70s and 80s, your best bet is to get tickets to see The
Devonshires perform. As a national touring group, the band consists
of an all-star cast of musical brothers who wont disappoint a
The Devonshires have performed for audiences across the United States
from San Diego, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Chicago, Atlanta and Nashville to
New York City and everywhere in between. This band has shared the stage
with many rock legends such as Joe Coker, The Doobie Brothers, Jefferson
Airplane, Eddie Money, Badfinger, The Edgar Winter Group, Paul Revere
and the Raiders and The Temptations.
Devonshires are a
nationally touring band.
Their shows are suitable for all ages due in part to the
whole package they present. The brothers perform fully costumed with
props and skits, intertwined with their exceptional musical talent.
The Devonshires have performed at such venues as Walt Disney World,
Six Flags, Harrahs Casino, Clear Channel Communications, The American
Red Cross, Texas Roadhouse, the United States Navy and the Surf Ballroom
in Clear Lake, Iowa.
The band will be part of the lineup for the 2012 Riverfest Music Festival
on June 29-30. Over a two-day period, 11 local performing artists and
bands such as the Devonshires and the Louisville Crashers, will showcase
their talent on the banks of the Ohio River in Prospect, Ky., at the
Shady Glen Club. The Devonshires will perform from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30
p.m. on Friday, June 29.
Butchers Best of Prospect will be providing pork barbecue on Friday
evening, and soft drinks and water will be available. The event will
be emceed by Two Guys Having Fun, a popular local duo.
The stage for the Riverfest Music Festival is placed on the riverbank
approximately 2.5 miles upriver from 12-Mile Island, off of Rose Island
Road at 1504 Riverside Dr. Boaters can enjoy the event as well as those
They will be coming by sea and by land, said Jim Willis,
chairman of the organizing committee for the event.
A limited number of boat slips are available to rent for $100 per boat
and $10 per person for weekend passes for up to three nights. A limited
number of primitive camp sites are available also for $100 per site
and $10 each person for a weekend pass.
We invite people to bring their own coolers, picnic baskets and
lawn chairs to this family-friendly event, said Willis. While
mostly locals come to the event, last year people from Michigan and
Ohio did visit.
Willis is a member of the Shady Glen Club, the organization hosting
the festival. It is a river club that has existed since the late 1940s,
he said. Willis joined because of a love for the river, interest
and respect for the river.
He said this festival is a way to give back to the community. It
was started 11 years ago to support clean water activity around the
The Riverfest Music Festival is a fundraiser for Louisville-based EDGE
Outreach. This organization is a Louisville-based 501c(3) entity whose
mission is to bring clean drinking water to developing communities and
disaster environments around the world. Since its founding in 2001,
EDGE Outreach has impacted the lives of hundreds of thousands of people
in more than 23 countries, including Haiti, India, Kenya, Costa Rica
and the Dominican Republic.
Ticket sales and sponsorships allows us to continue our life-saving
work of bringing training and technology to developing countries that
are in need of safe, clean drinking water, said Claudia Daniels,
Director of Development for EDGE Outreach.
This is not the only fundraiser held throughout the year for EDGE Outreach.
An annual gala, I Thirst, will be held in October and an
annual Golf Outing will be held on Sept. 24.
The festival is a joint effort of Jim Willis and the Shady Glen Club.
Willis and his wife, Mary Pat, live next door to the club and are musicians.
Basically, what was once an annual party turned into a music festival.
Several years ago they decided to sell tickets and give the proceeds
to a charity, said Daniels. For the past several years they
have chosen EDGE to be the beneficiaries.
Daniels said the uniqueness of Riverfest is that it is a true
gift to EDGE. We dont put on this event; but, we are blessed with
the proceeds. Its a casual family event that is affordable and
fun. Its a community pulling together to do the right thing, which
is helping others. Its about caring.
The thing that attendees seem to like best about the Riverfest Music
Festival is that the view is just remarkable, said Willis.
It is a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere. And the quality of the
musicians exceeded our expectations. Theyre the best in the mid-West.
Willis said that every year, more than 60 bands will request consideration
for inclusion in this event. A review panel looks for diversity as well
as complimentary acts.
The festival will be held rain or shine.
Advance tickets are $10 a day for a two-day pass or $10 per day the
day of the event. Children under age 8 get in with a voluntary donation.
For more information or to make reservations, call (502) 558-1033 or
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