‘Duck Dynasty’ stars are headed to Idaho Center

Nampa’s Idaho Center, a once-storied venue that hosted epic concerts by the Rolling Stones, Pearl Jam and Eric Clapton, is now home to monster trucks, ventriloquists and … “Duck Dynasty” live.

I $%@# you not.

There’s a political tie, naturally. “Happy, Happy, Happy: An Evening with A&E’s Duck Dynasty,” is being presented by — actually “brought to you by” — Denney for Idaho. Here’s the official spiel from ICTickets about the March 29, 2014, show:  “Come hear stars Phil, Miss Kay, Alan, and Lisa Robertson speak on their family values and America’s heritage.”

Speak? I dunno, man. How many beard jokes can we take? I’d rather hear the Robertson clan sing — or at least dance and lip sync to their debut album, “Duck The Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas.” It’s currently No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart for the third week in a row.

Like I said, I $%@# you not.

And just in case you were thinking about braving this event as a special birthday present for your Uncle Bubba, be warned: Alcohol will not be sold.

Gotta hand it to Denney, though: “Vote for me! I brought ‘Duck Dynasty’ to the Gem State!”

Michael Deeds is the Idaho Statesman’s entertainment columnist and Scene magazine editor. His column runs Fridays and Sundays. He appears on the 6 p.m. broadcast of "Today's 6 News" on Thursdays and hosts a music show, "The Other Studio," from 9-10 p.m. Sundays on 94.9 FM The River.

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