Fans of Dukes of Hazzard will remember John Schneider as the blonde-haired Bo Duke on the action-comedy series that aired from 1979-1985 on CBS.

Today he has added singing to his repertoire with 10 country hits including “I’ve Been Around Enough to Know” and “The Last Thing I Needed.”

He recently played at the Grand Ole Opry and is kicking off a series of personal appearances with a charity concert in Stephenville on Friday, May 11.

The event begins at 6 p.m. at the N at Hardway Ranch and will include a gourmet dinner and open bar.

Dell and Renee Burdick, Kent Perkins and Ruth Buzzi are organizing the event, which benefits CASA for the Cross Timbers Area and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erath County.

“This is a great way to support these local charities for children,” Dell Burdick said. “John has new music out and it’s going to be a really nice event.”

Tickets are $200 each and can be purchased at CASA or BBBS.

“We are only selling 170 tickets to this event so it will be an intimate setting,” Burdick said.

The gourmet dinner will include hors d’oeuvres featuring a cheese and fruit display, tostado cups with cilantro shrimp and avocado ceviche and bourbon glazed miniature meatballs. The main course will include herbed pork tenderloin with an apricot-peach bourbon glaze, beef tenderloin and spring greens with spiced pecans. The meal will be topped off with miniature fried pies and vanilla ice cream.

Sarah Weaver, president of BBBS, said she is thrilled the event is taking place.

“CASA is such a great organization and I’m excited to join forces,” Weaver said. “This is sure to be an excellent evening and guests will certainly get plenty of bang for their buck. I would encourage anyone who is able to come out for a fun night. Who doesn’t love great food and entertainment while supporting our Erath County kids?”

A limited number of tickets are still available. Anyone interested in purchasing tickets should call Judy Walker with CASA at 682-429-5171 by noon on Monday. Ask about special pricing for groups.