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10,000 Hours Show Spurs More than 1,000 Volunteers

April 3, 2007
Australian band Jet will perform this year's 10,000 Hours Show.

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More than 1,000 students from colleges and high schools across central Iowa have logged thousands of volunteer hours for various Iowa organizations for this year’s 10,000 Hours Show. Australian band Jet will perform the concert on Wednesday, April 11, at the Drake Knapp Center, 26th Street and Forest Avenue. Doors are scheduled to open at 6:30 p.m. and Jet is expected to take the stage at 8:15 p.m.

Admission to the concert is 10 or more verified volunteer hours completed within the last year, registered via the 10,000 Hours Show Web site at No tickets will be sold for the concert.

Volunteers are responsible for logging their volunteer hours, and then the nonprofit organizations verify the hours logged. Students will have their photo IDs checked against a master list of qualified volunteers to gain admission to the concert.

The 10,000 Hours Show is a project to recruit and reward community volunteers by producing a concert for which admission is volunteer service. Now in its fourth year, the project has featured such popular rock acts as Ben Folds, Guster and Cake. This year, for the first time, the 10,000 Hours Show is being produced jointly by the Drake University Student Activities Board and the 10,000 Hours Show of Central Iowa.

Jet's first album, "Get Born," was released in 2003 and sold more than 3.5 million copies worldwide. The band received Best Rock Video at the 2003 MTV Awards for its popular hit, "Are You Gonna Be My Girl." "Shine On," Jet's sophomore album, was released in October 2006.

Drake University, Iowa State University and United Way of Central Iowa are partners in the 10,000 Hours Show of Central Iowa. Student volunteers at Drake and Iowa State run the organization.