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How to Book Duck Dynasty Speakers

Updated on October 22, 2013

How to Book Duck Dynasty Speakers

So, you've decided you want to book Duck Dynasty to speak at your event but you don't know how, right? Well, I actually went through a little bit of trouble trying to book them for a benefit show my non-profit organization, The Brittany and Zeke Foundation is having in a few months.

I really wanted to book Phil, Si, Willie, or Jase to come speak at the benefit so I set out on a mission to figure out how to book the Duckmen, and I was finally able to get through to their booking agent.

On this page I have compiled everything I know about booking the cast of Duck Dynasty to come speak at your event. By the time you have finished reading you will have all of the answers to your questions and will be able to decide if booking Duck Dynasty for your next event is what you want to do.

UPDATE: I have a new page with more facts and opinions after my rude phone call from the Duck Dynasty booking agent about this page. You can find that page here

Contact Duck Dynasty Speaker Booking Agent

On the Duck Dynasty website it says that you will need to email ducks@wmeentertainment.com in order to book the Duckmen; however, that is an invalid email address.

After searching around I found the correct email address to get in contact with their booking agent is: info@wmespeakers.com

All you have to do is send an email to that address and detail which speaker(s) you would like and what your event is. They will get back to you very quickly.

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How much does it cost to book Duck Dynasty to Speak?

It's all about the money!

I have to admit that finding out how much it costs to book Willie, Si, or Jase for our benefit show almost gave me a heart attack!

To be fair, I have never booked a speaker that I had to pay since we are a non-profit charity who gives 100% of our proceeds to the causes we support, so I had no clue how much the cost would be.

Here is a rundown of how much it costs to book each member of the Duck Dynasty cast:

WILLIE, SI or JASE: $45,000 each plus first class expenses from Louisiana

JEP, KORIE or KAY: $15,000 each plus first class expenses from Louisiana

ALAN, MARTIN, GODWIN, JESSICA, MISSY: $10,000 each plus first class expenses from Louisiana

LISA, MOUNTAIN MAN, SADIE, JOHN LUKE, COLE, REED: $5,000 each plus first class expense from Louisiana

*Please note Si and Mountain Man will only do a meet & greet and photos- they do not speak.

Saturday and Sundays only, from May to August, can be considered at this time. Phil is not looking at anymore dates for 2013 at this time.

UPDATE (10/22/13): I had a very rude conversation with Teressa Brown (Duck Dynasty's booking agent I suppose) about this page. She doesn't like it that I am telling people the facts, and I suppose she doesn't like it that so many people agree with me that these prices are ridiculous. Anyway, she says the prices have changed but never told me what they are. According to a commenter below, the $45,000 has now gone up to $100K but I have been unable to confirm this price raise nor any of the other prices. If you would like the most accurate information or would like to voice your displeasure, please contact Teressa Brown at 212-903-1194

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I was also notified that in addition to paying the high costs of booking one of the Duck Dynasty crew there were some additional costs that would need to be paid. I have listed that information below.

A typical appearance is capped at 2 hours.

They also ask that travel is covered for a spouse or other family member when booking one or two of the men together. For instance, if booking Willie and Phil, they would ask for first class travel for at least 3 or 4 if possible. If booking a couple, first class travel for 2 should be sufficient. Private planes are best to offer, as commercial travel from Monroe is limited.

What ever happened to jumping in the car or RV and driving somewhere? I guess money changes people and they forget how to do these things. Now they need private planes in order to jump a couple of states over to speak for a charity.

Join the Debate! - Give your opinion below

Should Duck Dynasty charge as much as they do for speaking engagements?

Is Duck Dynasty really Christian?
Is Duck Dynasty really Christian?

Is the Cast of Duck Dynasty Really Christian?

Or are they just using God to make money

Since creating this page I have received several messages from people saying how they can't believe that the cast of Duck Dynasty would not come speak at our event. The one comment that seems to be consistent in the messages is, "I thought these guys were supposed to be Christians."

Let me explain a little bit about our charity in case you haven't had the chance to visit our website and see what we do.

We are a non-profit charity that gives 100% of all donations we collect to the causes we support. The Brittany and Zeke Foundation was formed after my sister and nephew were murdered in 2011 when my 25 year old sister was 8 1/2 months pregnant with my nephew.

Our mission is to raise awareness for violence against pregnant women so that we can help put an end to it.

We have hosted various events in support of great causes over the past year and a half. Currently we are raising money to start a scholarship fund in memory of Brittany and Zeke.

Now...

One would think that after hearing all of this about our foundation it would be a good Christian deed to help us out.

Instead, I was sent an email telling me that it would cost $45,000 each for Willie, Jase, Si, and Phil to show up for 2 hrs. Plus we would have to pay first class travel expenses for them and their spouses to travel.

Now, if I've done my math right that works out to $22,500 per hour each just to do God's work.

On top of that the Duckmen are stalling on making season 4 because they want more money from A&E.

Do they really want to spread the word of God and put a Christian message out there?

I'm not saying people should work for free by any means and I'm not saying that mine is the only charity that is worthy of a free appearance.

I am just saying, it makes one wonder whether the Duck Dynasty cast is using God for money or whether they really want to spread the word of Christ and put their faith in Him to provide for their needs.

I mean after all, how much money do they need to make? Don't they already have plenty? I thought Christians were supposed to store up their treasures in Heaven and not on Earth.

What's your opinion? Leave a comment in the comments section below.

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Did you find out everything you wanted to know about booking Duck Dynasty for your next event? What do you think about the prices that are charged for booking them? Can you believe with their Christian morals that they will not help out non-profit charities?

I would really like to hear your thoughts on getting Duck Dynasty to speak at your event. Tell me what's on your mind below!

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      Bri1980 

      2 years ago

      Everyone has an "I don't want to do it" price, and to me, this may be how DD stars have priced their appearances. It is clear from their show that they value their time and love to spend it outdoors or with family. While it is great that so many people want them at their events, it is likely not practical to attend very many and still lead a somewhat normal life. If they limited their time to doing 1 appearance a quarter through an application process for a more palatable rate, it wouldn't put them in such an unpleasant light. But then.. people would have negative things to say about them being stingy with their time. Same if they declined all speaking engagements. There's really no winning scenario for these guys, but I do agree it could be handled a little differently.

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      CustomSquids 

      4 years ago

      @anonymous: I am sorry you feel that way. We are a 2 person operation (me and my mother) who have a lot to deal with after the murder of my sister and nephew. We do not know all of the rules about what we are supposed to have on our website, but will take your guidance in order to put the proper documentation in place. I can assure you that we donate 100% of all money we receive to causes such as YWCA, Family Justice Center, and Children's Hospital. I am also sorry that my Christianity is in question as well as the question of whether my non-profit is a Christian organization. I never meant to offend you, but instead wanted to put out the facts of everything I know about booking Duck Dynasty as well as get people's opinion on whether Duck Dynasty is only after money or if they really genuinely care about spreading God's message. Please accept my apologies for any offense that you have taken from me or my organization.

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Are we seriously discussing whether or not these guys are Christian because of what they charge to come speak? Eric said it earlier...some (not all) Christian and christian organizations think that because a celebrity believes the same as we do..that they should come to our event at the drop of a hat...and expect it to be at a price that we are comfortable with. I'm sure if they responded to every event that "wanted" them to come...someone from DD would be out on the road (away from family/kids) all the time.

      Let's put ourselves in their shoes. You become a Christian celebrity. People suddenly want you to come speak all the time. Are you going to drop everything and speak at every event asked of you...and at a rate that might not be worth your time?

      Cut them some slack...watch DD for what it is. A clean show in the middle of a bunch of dirty tv...where the stars are fellow Christians.

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      You ask, "Is the cast of Duck Dynasty really Christian?"

      I don't know. However, while I'm not qualified to answer that question (and neither are you), I did take the time to visit your "nonprofit" website in order to make a contribution. But, after looking carefully at every page and link on the site, I am unable to find any proof provided that you ARE, in fact, a registered 501.C nonprofit charity; nor do you provide any financial statements (as required BY LAW when soliciting contributions) regarding your handling or disbursement of the charitable contributions that you are soliciting. Therefore, I think a more relevant question might be:

      "Is the Brittany and Zeke Foundation really a Nonprofit Charity?"

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      I just tried to get them for an event in October and the cost for Wilie, Phil, Jase or Si has gone up to $100k now.

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      @anonymous: Eric I have to agree with you...our prolife group was looking at hiring them for our spring event...we don't pay those kind of prices for our speakers (more like $1,000 plus airfare, meals & lodging, they speak for 20-30 minutes & it's an overnight. We don't pay for a companion either. Our staff doesn't take a salary, it goes back into our work). However, I agree, as our director is on the road speaking, I think your right, some Christian organizations are cheap & you have family obligations & can't just "give your time" away...so I do believe in a fair stipend. But $45,000 plus is a little over the top. But I agree this does cut down on their requests too.

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      I personally think it is fine to charge whatever they want. People are willing to pay it. They do this to keep down the number of engagements they do. "Christians" and "Christian" organizations are notorious for wanting everything for free. If they came to every event that was a good cause and deserved to be backed they wouldn't have time to do anything.

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      I would really like to defend them - I mean, I really like these folks...but I $45k would almost pay off my house! That's a lot is dough. I do believe a workman is worthy of his hire, but man!

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      CharMarie 

      5 years ago

      Thanks for the info! I'd tried to reach them before, but at those rates, I could never afford them. I'd really like to meet them, though. I understand they have to charge, but I do think those rates are extremely high. I think they're a good Christian family and all, but I really hope the fame and fortune doesn't ruin them! I think they're great witnesses for our Lord!

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      @anonymous: I agree completely with visitor. Maybe the high cost isn't greed...maybe it's to deter people from choosing them to speak so they can keep their calendars open to spend time with their family like "good Christians" should do. There are a million worthy causes, and they could be on tour every day of the year if they didn't charge a lot.

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Wow. I think that price is RIDICULOUS! I understand that they can't be everywhere and it comes at a price but that price is WAY over the top. I wonder if it makes a difference how far they have to travel?

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      I do not believe that they should show up for free!!!! Just because they charge does not mean they are not christians. They can not be everywhere they are just people. Im sure they do plenty for free and just remember they have only had money for a short time and I bet no one did anything for free for them before they were famous. That's like calling the plumber asking him to unstop your toliet and expenting not to pay him because he is a christian. Sorry the world doesn't work that way!!!

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