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 six 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.
2015 Artists Include:
Kyle Park, Uncle Lucius, Cody Canada & The Departed, Charlie Robison, BJ Barham (American Aquarium), John D. Hale, Jamie Wilson, Shinyribs, Kelly Mickwee, Midnight River Choir, George Devore, and The Peterson Brothers, with major headlining artists TBA.
Athletes: Josh Beckett, Brooks Kieschnick, Norm Charlton, Glenn Wilson Sr., Randy Wells (former MLB players), Cat Osterman (UT softball), Kasey Studdard, Ahmad Brooks (NFL players)
Media Personalities: Chris Mosser (KVET), Erin Hogan (The Horn), Andy Langer (KGSR), Eric Raines (KOKE-FM), Dale Dudley, Bob Fonseca, B-Doe (KLBJ) Kirsten Winquist (Sirius XM), Kevin Connor (Sun Radio), Charlie Hodge, TJ Greaney, Addie Broyles (Austin American-Statesman)