On May 13, Duck Jam will transform the Morgan County Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo Grounds into a one-day, mega music fundraiser for the fight against DIPG, a rare, aggressive form of childhood brain cancer.
Duck Jam will serve as the PFK Foundation’s biggest event of the year and will be a celebration of young Kayleigh McClendon’s birthday. On her 7th birthday (May 13th, 2016), Kayleigh was diagnosed with terminal DIPG cancer, which she bravely fought until her passing on Nov. 15. The McClendon family has created the PFK Foundation to continue Kayleigh’s fight on behalf of all children similarly afflicted. PFK works closely with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and proceeds will benefit St. Jude.
Acclaimed Alabama Music Hall of Fame Inductee producer Johnny Sandlin has thrown his support behind this incredible event, resulting in 30 stellar acts coming together to perform. Sandlin is known for his groundbreaking work in both the Muscle Shoals and Macon, Georgia (Capricorn Records) music scenes.
He is considered one of the most important producers in crafting the Southern Rock genre of music. He has worked with top acts such as The Allman Brothers, Widespread Panic, Wet Willie, The Marshall Tucker Band, Chuck Leavell, Jerry Reed, Mac Davis, Marie Osmond, Elvin Bishop and The Gatlin Brothers, to name just a few. Johnny’s industry nickname is “The Duck,” and Kayleigh McClendon’s was “Baby Duck.”
Confirmed acts now include: Darryl Worley, The Georgia Satellites, Dan Penn, Derek St Holmes, Mike Farris, Pegi Young & The Survivors, Gary Nicholson, Lilly Mae Rische & The Rische Sisters, Scott Sharrad & The Brickyard Band, Donnie Fritts, Randall Bramblett Band, The Decoys and Friends with the Muscle Shoals Horns, Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal (Currently of “The Voice”), George McConnell, Tommy Talton, Geoff Atchison & The Souldiggers featuring Yonrico Scott, Blue Mother Tupelo, Paul Hornsby, “Hurricane” Ruth LaMaster w/ Bart Walker, Berry Oakley’s Indigenous Suspects, Idlewild South, Yeti Trio, Microwave Dave & the Nukes, James LeBlanc & Angela Hacker, Dorsey Parker Benefit Band, Grant Garland, Lamont Landers Band, Winston Ramble, Michael Buffalo Smith & The Silver Travis Band, Balkun Brothers, Billy Allen Band, Permagroove, Ryan Keef, Tiera Leftwich, Mitch Mann, Ella & Gray Cauthen and Zach Graham with additional announcements forthcoming. Muscle Shoals Artists Unlimited will produce this event and is coordinating the complete talent lineup for PFK with Nashville’s The Galaxie Agency co-producing. Media requests should be sent to DK Harris Public Relations (www.alabamaprman.com).
Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased at: http://www.thepfkfoundation.org/2017-duck-jam.Tickets allow access to three stages and all on-site attractions. Announcements regarding parking will be released soon at the PFK Foundation’s website and via social media.
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