Austin roots-rock band Reckless Kelly’s 3rd Celebrity Softball Jam — which will feature a hectic and hilarious game of softball played by musicians, professional athletes and members of the media followed by an exciting concert on two stages in centerfield — is set for May 1, 2011. This year, fans are encouraged to participate in the “Reckless Recycling Program” and bring new, outgrown and gently used baseball gloves, bats, shoes, catcher’s equipment and other baseball-related items, which will be collected at the gate of the Dell Diamond, home of the Round Rock Express, and donated to youth players and leagues in need. Reckless Kelly has already donated more than $65,000 it raised from the first two Celebrity Softball Jams, attended by more than 12,000 fans, with proceeds going to benefit area youth baseball groups.
In addition to Reckless Kelly, the artists taking part in the concert will include Ray Benson, Heidi Newfield, “American Idol” runner-up Bo Bice, Micky & the Motorcars, Hayes Carll, Dale Watson, Muzzie Braun, Charlie Robison, Wade Bowen, Bruce Robison, George Devore, Mary Cutrafello and Django Walker. The complete lineup will be announced April 18. Many of the musicians will participate in the game, too, along with sports figures such as former UT Longhorn and Big League pitcher Greg Swindell, former Major Leaguers Brooks Kieschnick and Kirk Dressendorfer, boxer Jesse James Leija, Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver/former UT football player Quan Cosby, and former Cleveland Browns/Miami Dolphins/UT cornerback Stephen Braggs. Through April 30, tickets are $15 at the Dell Diamond box office and at www.rkcsj.org. At the gate on May 1, tickets will be $20. Kids 12 and younger get in free with an adult. For more information on the band, visit www.recklesskelly.com. For more information on the 3rd Celebrity Softball Jam, see www.rkcsj.org.
Posted by: Sam Moore
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