Willie Robertson, Duck Commander CEO and star of the reality television series 'Duck Dynasty,' speaks to the 6,000 domestic Walmart shareholders at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville, Ark., in this AP file photo from Wednesday, June 5, 2013. (AP Photo)
Local fans of A&E’s hit television show “Duck Dynasty” probably won’t be happy, happy, happy about the rescheduling of Duck Commander CEO Willie Robertson’s speaking engagement at Viking Hall Civic Center in Bristol.
Originally slated for this Saturday, Oct. 19, Robertson’s appearance — a fundraiser to benefit Family Ministries’ School Expansion Project — has been pushed back to Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 6 p.m.
“Due to circumstances beyond our control the event must be moved to a spring date,” said Derek Bell, director of Family Ministries. “We at Family Ministries are very sorry for the inconvenience this date change will cause ticket holders, but unfortunately we have no control over the situation.”
William Morris Agency, who represents the Robertson Family, has apologized for any inconvenience this personal scheduling conflict may cause ticket holders.
Tickets already purchased will be honored on the new event date. Tickets are still available at the Viking Hall Civic Center; online at www.etix.com; or by phone at (423) 764-0188.
Proceeds from the event will benefit Family Ministries’ planned 10,000-square-foot expansion to provide updated classroom space and counseling facilities for the children that Family Ministries serve. The school expansion is scheduled to begin this fall with an estimated completion date of summer 2014.
Bass Pro Shops, Johnson Commercial Development and The Pinnacle are premier
sponsors of the event. Other sponsors include Bristol Tennessee Essential
Services, Eddie Cox of Farm Bureau, Food City, Personalized from Me to You
online retailer, Reinhart Food Services and Wal-Mart on Volunteer Parkway in
For more information on the event, call Darlene Cole at (423) 764-4171 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.