Capital Area United Way to host 26th Annual Jambalaya Jam

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
Jesse Louque, Rodney Green and Todd will represent Motiva at the 26th Annual Jambalaya Jam cook-off, Oct. 10, in Baton Rouge.

Capital Area United Way is throwing a street party you won't want to miss! United Way's 26th Annual Jambalaya Jam, sponsored by the DOW Chemical Company, is coming back to downtown Baton Rouge on Thursday, Oct. 10, from 5 – 8 p.m. Guests are invited to enjoy cold drinks and live entertainment, while sampling some of South Louisiana's best jambalaya from 48 competing teams! The Jambalaya Jam will be held in the North Boulevard Town Square and will feature entertainment from local bands, including The Allison Collins Band. A portion of North Boulevard will be closed for the duration of the day on Thursday, Oct. 10. All proceeds benefit Capital Area United Way's focus on education, income and health in the 10-parish area.

Ticket Options:

• Jam To-Go - $7 Can't stay and party? Want leftovers for the next day? Pick up your to-go box from the ticket booth, and load up with some of South Louisiana's best jambalaya and take dinner on the go!

• Jam Sampler - $10 Eat 'til you drop! The sampler ticket gets you as much jambalaya as you want from 45 different competing teams. You won't leave this event hungry!

• Jam VIP - $75 See and be seen! Get your all access pass with exclusive benefits only a VIP would receive! Catered hors d'ouevres, massages, specialty drinks and all the perks of the VIP tent.

Avoid the long lines, and get your tickets now! Tickets are on sale at www.CAUW.org/Jam.

Celebrity Judges include Roland Doucet with Roland's Rockin' Cajun Show; Jay Ducote with biteandbooze.com; Jody Elisar, former champion with Jambalaya Festival Association; Shane Martinez with Krazy Kajun; Dave Nussbaum with WBRZ; Cheramie Sonnier with The Advocate; Wally Taillon with the Jambalaya Festival Association; and Chef Chris Wadsworth with Triumph Kitchen. In addition, several local eateries, such as Candy Craze, Kleinpeter Farms Dairy, LLC and Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers, will be handing out free samples of their products. Samples are included with a Jam ticket purchase.

Sponsors include: 2013 Premier Sponsor: Dow Chemical Company; VIP Sponsor: Mosaic; and, sponsor: Louisiana Healthcare Connections.

Other partners include: Baton Rouge Business Report; Baton Rouge Convention & Visitors Bureau: Baton Rouge Parents Magazine; BiteandBooze.com; Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana; City of Baton Rouge; City Year; Coca-Cola Bottling Company; Downtown Business Association; Downtown Development District; EMCO Technologies; Event Rental; FastSigns; Guaranty Broadcasting Company; Hotel Indigo; InRegister; Jeanpierre Family Spices, L.L.C.; Kleinpeter Farms Dairy, L.L.C.; Krazy Kajun; Lard Oil Company; Louisiana Fish Fry; Manship Theatre; Massage Envy Citiplace; Mosaic; North Boulevard Town Square; Premier Sound Systems; Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers; Red Six Media; Regions; Republic Services/Allied Waste; Shaw Center for the Arts; Silk Screen Shop; The Advocate; The Allison Collins Band;Tony's Seafood; Town Favorites; WBRZ; and, Zapp's Potato Chips.

For more info, visit CAUW.org/Jam.