Jon Wolfe is a pretty big name in country music, according to Mike Scotten, one of the organizers.
He has a couple of albums in circulation, and he is busy on the road. One album, Almost Gone, was released in 2005, and it has some popular songs like “Twelve On, Twelve Off,” “Sleepin’ with the Bottle,” “She’ll Never Know,” “Texas Soil Tonight” and “Eighteen Wheels Runnin’ My Life.”
In 2010, Wolfe released It All Happened in a Honky Tonk. That album includes songs like “The Only Time You Call,” “I Don’t Dance,” and “Play Something I Can Drink To.”
Wolfe was born and raised in Tulsa, Okla., and patterned his music after entertainers like Allen Jackson and George Strait.
He has opened for Merle Haggard, Asleep at the Wheel and Dwight Yoakam.
He is scheduled to begin his show at 9 p.m. Friday at the Bee County Expo Center.
Those at the event should have finished their plates of all-they-can-eat crawfish and shrimp with the trimmings and have settled in for a night of good music and dancing.
Of course, there will also be a couple of auctions going on during the event, all to raise money for the Go-Texan scholarship program.
Scotten said items to be auctioned during both a silent and a live auction will include hunting and fishing trips, guns and tickets to professional sporting events.
Go-Texan is a subcommittee of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, and, along with the main organization, it provides a number of scholarships for deserving students.
“One kid gets an $18,000 scholarship every year,” Scotten said recently. And in three of the last four years, two other students in Bee County have received $18,000 scholarships.
The local subcommittee provides $28,000 in scholarships for Bee County students, including $10,000 for A.C. Jones High School students and $5,000 each for students at Pettus and Skidmore-Tynan High Schools.
Tickets for the April 25 event are $30 each or $50 a couple. They can be purchased at the Navy Army Credit Union and at the Blake Fulenwider Ram, Dodge, Chrysler and Jeep dealership in Beeville.
Tickets are also available at Buck’s Quick Stop in Skidmore.
Scotten said the event is the largest and most successful fund-raising effort the local subcommittee holds each year.