Local musicians plan benefit for one of their own

SALEM – About 20 local musical groups and entertainers are lined up to perform at a benefit for local artist and musician Mark Scheuring.

The event will be held from noon until 8 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Salem VFW Post 892 at 496 Arch St.

Scheuring, a 1967 Salem High School graduate is battling cancer.

The event, “Music for Mark” will showcase some of the most talented musicians in the tri-state area. General admission is a $10 donation.

There are also T-shirts for $10 made by Artists At Work in Struthers. They can be purchased by contacting VFW Post 892 commander Douglas L. Brannon at 330-337-8015 or 330-853-4944. There is an extra $2 charge for XX and larger. Shirts can also be ordered by contacting the Artist At Work at 330-755-4922.

There will be a 50/50 raffle. All proceeds will go to Scheuring to help defray medical expenses.

Donations include a guitar from The Guitar Center, a basket from The Outback Steakhouse in Boardman and a tanning package from Island Tropics Tanning in Austintown.

Norm Shaw, also known as Stormin’ Norman’ and his wife, Janie, Cindi Farina and Brannon are organizing the show. It will include a pasta dinner. Musicians are donating their time.

“There will be lots of neat stuff for the Chinese action,” Janie Shaw said.

Music begins at noon. The list of entertainers includes Dave Morgan, Soul Purpose, Mr. Lucky, Rukus, Blind Lemon, Save Yourself, Breezeway, Sonny, OGB (Old Goats the Band), Tongue & Groove, DT’S, The Gordon-James Blues Band and Burnside. At 6:40 p.m. there will be jamming with special guests, Stormin Norman, Ed Makoskey, Ron Arter, Dave Byers, Lisa G and any musician who would like to play.

Scheuring and Norm Shaw taught music lessons together at Broadway Music in downtown Salem for 10 years. Janie Shaw said Scheuring is “a great guy, a great musician and very talented in the musical world.”

Scheuring is also a visual artist. She added that Scheuring recorded and designed all of Stormin’ Norman’s CDs including the artwork.