For the past nine years, the Reckless Kelly Celebrity Softball Jam has combined nine innings of fun-filled, athleticism-optional softball with a talent-packed postgame concert on two centerfield stages inside Dell Diamond. On Sunday, September 23 when Willy and Cody Braun take the “Sultans of Sing” and “One Hit Wonders” on the field, it will be for the final time.

Roughly eight hours after that, when a group of all-star musicians take the stage to sing Bob Dylan’s You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere for the final song of the night, a time-honored RKCSJ tradition, it will bring to a close one of the great crossroads between sports, music and charity in Central Texas.

“We had no idea the impact this event would have,” Cody Braun said. “The idea came up when we were at a Round Rock Express game in 2008. We thought it would be fun to get together with some of our musician friends to play a little ball on a professional field. It just took off from there.”

Since 2009, Reckless Kelly’s Celebrity Softball Jam has raised over $400,000 and has helped numerous youth and local charities from sports to music. A list of the benefactors over the last nine years includes:

  • Balcones Little League
  • Del Valle Little League
  • Greater East Austin Youth Association
  • Hurricane Harvey Victims
  • Kids in a New Groove
  • Miracle League of San Antonio
  • Miracle League at Town & Country
  • Montopolis Little League
  • Nolan Ryan Foundation
  • RBI Austin
  • SIMS Foundation
  • South Austin Little League

Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the Miracle League at Town & Country and their mission to make it possible for children with disabilities to play the game of baseball.

“We’re proud to call Reckless Kelly not just partners, but friends,” Ryan Sanders Sports and Entertainment COO J.J. Gottsch said. “This event will have a long-lasting impact on Central Texas by the opportunities it has created through groups like RBI Austin and the Miracle League. We would like to thank all the artists, athletes and media that have given their time and talent over the past ten years.”

Joining the 10th anniversary Jam are musicians Jack Ingram, Micky & The Motorcars, Cody Canada, Midnight River Choir, Jamie Wilson, Wade Bowen, George Devore, Mike & the Moonpies, Bonnie Whitmore and more. Former MLB stars John Lackey, Brooks Kieschnick, Norm Charlton, Randy Wells and Glenn Wilson, Sr. will join former NFL and Texas Longhorns standout Kasey Studdard on the field. Long Drive World Championship competitor Glenn Wilson, Jr. will also be on hand for the festivities.

KSGR’s Andy Langer will once again emcee the event, alongside fellow media stars Charlie Hodge, B-Doe, Erin Hogan, Eric Raines, Addie Broyles and Anne Hudson.

“We have had an absolute blast getting to re-live our childhood dreams at Dell Diamond each year with all of our friends and families,” Cody Braun said. “We have met so many inspiring people and made many lifelong friendships through this event and we look forward to many more adventures together in the future. Thank you for an unforgettable 10 years!”

Past participants in Reckless Kelly’s Celebrity Softball Jam include:

Past Artists & Entertainers:

  • American Aquarium
  • Band of Heathens
  • Bart Crow Band
  • Ben Broussard
  • Blue Edmonson
  • Bo Bice
  • Brandy Zdan
  • Bri Bagwell
  • Brian Milson
  • Brison Bursey
  • Bruce Robison
  • Charlie Robison
  • Cody Canada & The Departed
  • Cory Morrow
  • Courtney Patton
  • Cross Canadian Ragweed
  • Dale Watson
  • Django Walker
  • Drew Fish Band
  • Empire
  • George Devore
  • Hayes Carl
  • Heidi Newfield
  • Hudson Moore
  • Jack Ingram
  • Jamie Lin Wilson
  • Jason Boland
  • Jason Eady
  • Jesse Dayton
  • John D Hale
  • John Evans
  • Johnny Bush
  • Josh Abbott
  • Kelley Mickwee
  • Kelly Willis
  • Kevin Fowler
  • Kyle Park
  • Los Lonely Boys
  • Love & Chaos
  • Mary Cutrufello
  • Micky & The Motorcars
  • Midnight River Choir
  • Mike & The Moonpies
  • Muzzie Braun
  • Paula Nelson Band
  • Pauline Reese
  • Peterson Brothers
  • Randy Rogers Band
  • Ray Benson
  • Richie Sexson
  • Roger Creager
  • Rosie Flores
  • Sarah Pierce
  • Dustin Welch
  • Scott Miller
  • Seaside Swifts
  • Shinyribs
  • Suzy Boggus
  • Taco & The Enchiladas
  • The Departed
  • The Mastersons
  • The Trishas
  • Turnpike Troubadours
  • Two Tons of Steel
  • Uncle Lucius
  • Wade Bowen
  • Whiskey Myers
  • William Clark Green
  • William Graham
  • Zach Walther

Past Athletes:

  • Aaron Cook
  • Adam Dunn
  • Ahmad Brooks
  • Brendan Hansen
  • Bret Boone
  • Brooks Kieschnick
  • Cat Osterman
  • Curtis Thigpen
  • Eric Winston
  • Glenn Wilson, Jr.
  • Glenn Wilson, Sr.
  • Greg Swindell
  • Jeff Kent
  • Jesse James Leija
  • Jordan Shipley
  • Josh Beckett
  • Kasey Studdard
  • Kelly Gruber
  • Kelly Wunsch
  • Kevin Millar
  • Kirk Dressendorfer
  • Koby Clemens
  • Kody Clemens
  • Kyle Petty
  • Matt Boone
  • Norm Charlton
  • Quan Cosby
  • Randy Wells
  • Richie Sexson
  • Rocky Spencer
  • Roger Clemens
  • Sam August
  • Stephen Braggs
  • Todd Haney

Past Media Personalities:

  • Addie Broyles
  • Andy Langer
  • Anne Hudson
  • B-Doe
  • Bob Ballou
  • Bob Fonseca
  • Charlie Hodge
  • Chris Mosser
  • Dale Dudley
  • Ed Clements
  • Eric Raines
  • Erin Hogan
  • Kevin Connor
  • Kristen Winquist
  • Mark Murray
  • Mattson Reiner
  • Ricky Doyle
  • Rod Babers
  • TJ Greaney
  • Zach Jennings

General Admission tickets to the event start at $25 with a limited number of VIP tickets for $75. VIP packages includes front row seats for the softball game, access to the VIP Lounge with food, drinks and exclusive live performances and admission to the VIP sections for both center field stages. Tickets can be purchased online by clicking this link.

Additional artists, athletes and talent will be announced in the coming weeks.