Here in the South we do things Yankees just don’t. We’ve got big hearts and big hair, which is why charity marathons simply will not work. Who wants to resurrect an up-do on mile 23? Not us. That’s Yankee business. When we find a cause worthy of support, like the annual Elizabeth Toon Concert and Shoot-Out that raises cash for children in need throughout the community, we like to participate the old-fashioned way: with rock ’n’ roll and firearms. Yes, it’s a concert and clay shootout ... for the children. The project kicks off on Thursday night at Gilley’s where you’ll drink and dance to the country twang of SMU grad and Big Machine-repped Jack Ingram and to TCU-trained mainstay Pat Green. The pair has support from Mockingbird Sun, who take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $40. You’ll want to stick around for Friday’s part two, when fundraising turns less conventional during the clay shoot. Those five-man teams go shotgun-to-shotgun at the Dallas Gun Club (3601 S. Stemmons, Lewisville). The safety clicks off Friday at 11 a.m. Visit elizabethtoon.org.
Fri., May 3, 2013