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2009-04-09 / Community News

Ducks Unlimited Schedules Fourth Annual Duck Jam Music Festival

Ducks Unlimited will host its fourth annual Ducks Unlimited/ Budweiser Duck Jam in Aggieland at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 25 at Wolf Pen Creek amphitheatre in College Station, Texas.

This year's event is structured differently from the previous Duck Jams. The 2009 Duck Jam will include a broader music line-up as well as additional entertainment. Ticket prices are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the show. Prices include a membership to Ducks Unlimited and all proceeds from the show benefit DU conservation efforts.

This year's musical line-up includes Clay Walker, Kevin Fowler, Bad Company, Band of Heathens and more. Additional areas of entertainment include the popular Dock Dogs Big Air Series, with more than 400 dogs in a simple and exciting competition. The dog with the longest leap off the end of the dock into a tank of water wins.

A Cajun Jam and Crawfish boil will add to the excitement. This section of the Duck Jam will feature live music with Dr. Zog and his Zydeco Band in the Budweiser Draft House.

The "Lil Quack Kid Zone" will host a third stage to feature Grammy award winning act, Trout Fishing in America Youths attending this event can experience hands-on crafts, games and pintsized concession sales, proceeds from which will benefit the Brazos Valley Children Museum. "We hope to provide an all-age atmosphere for the event," said Cody Roberts, DU regional director. "This year,we have created a music line-up to better accommodate a broader range of genres, by including classic rock, country, and what Kevin Fowler calls his music, Southern Rock. We hope the event will appeal to more people."

With more than a million supporters, Ducks Unlimited is the world largest and most successful wetland and waterfowl conservation organization. Since its founding in 1937, DU has conserved, restored and protected more than 12 million acres of critical wetland and associated upland habitat. The United States alone has lost more than half of its original wetlands nature's most productive ecosystem - and continues to lose more than 80,000 wetland acres each year.

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