J.R. JAM - A benefit for drummer Jim 'JR' Richley will be held Sunday June 30 at the Sly Fox in North Olmsted, from 5-11pm. Featuring sets by WISH YOU WERE HERE, SUGAR MAGNOLIA, RUN AVRIL RUN, JUKEBOX HEROES, and jams by musical friends of JR, the benefit will help pay for major medical expenses from 9 recent surgeries to treat Necrotizing Fascitis.
Donation is $20, includes food & music, plus 50/50 raffle.
Online donations at http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/keep-jr-rocking-/60133
Jim ‘JR’ Richley is a full-time drummer based in Youngstown who has played with many artists both regional and national, including Glass Harp, Gloria Estefan, Bill “The Sauce Boss” Wharton, Esto Jazz, TieDye Harvest, ekoostik hookah, and others. Currently he is the driving force for The Gary Markasky Project, Run Avril Run, and Sugar Magnolia.
Recently JR was stricken with Necrotizing Fascitis, an often-fatal disease that is driven by flesh-eating bacteria, and spent several months in the hospital while undergoing a total of 9 surgeries. He is currently on the road to recovery and working towards a return to full-time gigging. Massive medical expenses have accumulated and ongoing living expenses continue to prevail. A strong network of musicians & friends in Northeast Ohio are rallying together to help a friend in need.
All bands have musical ties with JR. Wish You Were Here, Sugar Magnolia, Run Avril Run, and Jukebox Heroes are among Cleveland’s top bands that are donating their efforts. There will also be special segments where JR's "Musical Friends" will be jamming, either with their existing bands, or with players from JR’s circle of musicians. Ergo the title of the benefit - JR JAM !
JR will be there and playing with both Avril and Sugar Mags.
Goal: To raise revenue for JR thru an event that draws people for admission & the raffle; and to celebrate the friendship & musical bond that many of us share with JR and each other.
All funds go directly to Jim Richley.
A limited number of "JR Richley May 31 Benefit" T-shirts will be available for sale, with all proceeds to JR.
Fans who attend the Acoustic Side Of The Moon show at the Sly Fox on Saturday June 29 will receive a $5 discount voucher, good for $5 off the admission to Sunday’s benefit, which will be donated to Jim Richley by Eroc Music Inc.
Sponsors: Eroc Music Inc., After The Gig, Audio One, Bill Witwer Graphic Design, & The Fairview Tavern.
Online donations at http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/keep-jr-rocking-/6013