About Reckless Kelly Celebrity Softball Jam

Exciting news! This is a big year for Reckless Kelly...they are turning 21! In honor of this milestone, we’re throwing a party that will be bigger and better than ever. As part of that, we’re moving the 9th Annual Reckless Kelly Celebrity Softball Jam to the fall. Exact dates to come soon, but we couldn’t be more excited about this and celebrating with the boys and all their friends!

The Celebrity Softball Jam combines nine innings of fun-filled, athleticism-optional softball with a talent-packed postgame concert on two stages in centerfield.

The long list of musicians and athletes that have participated in the past include Kevin Fowler, Randy Rogers, Los Lonely Boys, Hayes Carll, Muzzie Braun, Dale Watson, Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis, Kyle Park, The Trishas, Midnight River Choir, Pauline Reese, Kyle Petty, Norm Charlton, Bret Boone, Kevin Millar, Eric Winston, Brooks Kieschnick, Jesse James Leija, Curtis Thigpen, Ahmad Brooks, Kirk Dressendorfer and Greg Swindell.

Led by brothers Willy and Cody Braun, the band wanted to create a signature event with friends from the worlds of music and sports combining America’s pastime and music to benefit Austin’s youth. In eight years, the Reckless Kelly Celebrity Softball Jam has raised over $300,000 for area youth leagues (South Austin Little League, Balcones Little League, Montopolis Little League, Del Valley Little League, The Miracle League at Town & Country, The Miracle League of San Antonio, Greater East Austin Youth Association and RBI Austin) including a $150,000 renovation of Mabson Field in East Austin.

2016 Artists:
Cory Morrow, Micky & The Motorcars, Midnight River Choir, Shinyribs, Jamie Wilson, Kelley Mickwee, Peterson Brothers, John D Hale, John Evans, George Devore, Wade Bowen, Drew Fish.


Athletes: Brooks K, Glenn Wilson Jr., Glenn Wilson Sr., Greg Swindell, Ahmad Brooks, Norm Charlton, Brooks Kieschnick, Kasey Studdard, Quan Cosby, Josh Beckett

Media Personalities: TJ Greaney, Kirsten Winquist, B-Doe, Eric Raines, Andy Langer, Brendan Anthony, Addie Broyles, Anne Hudson, Charlie Hodge, Chris Mosser, Erin Hogan

Event Schedule*
12:00N - Gates
1:00P - Game Starts
3:00P - Concert Starts
all times approximate

Reckless Recycling Program

Do you have any gently used or outgrown baseball and softball gear? Clean out those closets and give a deserving kid a chance to play ball! Gloves, bats, balls, cleats...every type of equipment is needed. 

Bring those new or used musical instruments that are gathering dust in your closet to help support Kids in a New Groove! Kids in a New Groove is a nonprofit that provides Texas youth in foster care with a committed one-on-one mentoring relationship through weekly private music instruction, which gives children in care the ability to build concrete strategies for life-long success. After enduring abuse and/or neglect at home, these children are in need of a solution that allows them to leap forward toward success and help them to overcome unavoidable obstacles at an early age. Through the individual support of KING’s music mentorship program, kids are able to develop a relationship with a music teacher, earn their own instruments, and perform on records and at community events such as SXSW.  By supporting KING, you are helping the next generation of youth in care to succeed! To volunteer or donate, visit www.kidsinanewgroove.org

Donation bins will be located at each gate; gear will be distributed among several local youth leagues. Please do what you can to help area kids experience the joy of America’s favorite pastime!


Corporate Partners

This event could not happen without great partners. For more information on how your group or organization can become involved in the 8th Annual RKCSJ e-mail amandafletcher0305@gmail.com. Thanks to the following groups and organizations for their help and support:

98.1 FM - KVET 93.7 - KLBJ Michael Bauer Photography Kids In A New Groove Austin Monthly Country Line Lone Star Music Maudie's Tex Mex Music Fest 1300 AM - The Zone KASE-101 Texas Music Scene Hill Country Dairies 93.3 - KGSR Pepsi Do 512 Austin Chronicle Tailgate Entertainment Printing Solutions The Burn Unit Threadgill's Old No. 1 Hilton Garden Inn