Duck Dynasty cast members to visit WKU next month

Lindsay Kriz

Two of Duck Dynasty’s biggest stars are coming to Diddle Arena next month.

Jase and Missy Robertson, and two of their three children, Cole and Reed, will be making a Saturday afternoon appearance on campus on Oct. 19, courtesy of Owensboro’s Eagle Athletic Foundation, according to a press release.

Jeff Younglove, director of Campus and Community Events, said Kevin Shelton, president of the Eagle Athletic Foundation, contacted him about using Diddle as a facility for the show.

Shelton said initially the event was going to be held in Owensboro, but none of the facilities were large enough to hold the crowd Duck Dynasty would bring.

“I’m excited it’s at Diddle,” he said. “So far, it’s been a great relationship. Every office has been great.”

Shelton said WME Entertainment is in charge of booking the Duck Dynasty events, and according to the Duck Commander website, the stars of the show are booked every weekend.

During their speaking events, which they do every weekend except during duck season, all the money they receive from shows goes back to their community and local churches and organizations, Shelton said.

“They don’t keep the money,” he said. “Their whole message is about faith and family. It’s very strong. It’s all about their family and how simple a life they live, and it’s a neat, neat deal.”

The event will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 19 with the doors opening at 12:30 p.m., according to the press release.

Tickets have been on sale since last Thursday at 10 a.m. with about 300 tickets sold by Thursday afternoon, Younglove said.

VIP tickets are $500 and include front row seats, one meet-and-greet pass prior to the event and a souvenir ticket lanyard. Only 100 seats are available.

Floor seats are $100 each and include floor seats and a souvenir ticket lanyard. Only 680 seats are available.

Red Towel seats are $60 each, 100 and 200 level chair seats are $40 each, 200 level bench seats are $25 each and 300 level bleacher seats are $15 each.

For more information, call the WKU Ticket Office at 1-800-5BIGRED.