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Musical Acts Come Together to Perform at Benefit Show


The benefit show on Saturday, May 6 at Thirsty Cowboy in Medina will bring six acts to the stage with a headline performance from Mark Leach.

The show is a fundraiser for the Drake & Reindl family of Medina. The family had a devastating event occur on February 9, 2017 when a gas leak led to an explosion and fire at the family’s Medina Village Apartment. The fire took the life of 18-year-old Jacob Drake who was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at birth and was confined to a bed in the apartments living room. His parents, Sheila and Robert suffered injuries trying to save Jacob and were both hospitalized with third degree burns. Eleven days later 51-year-old Sheila lost her life due to the injuries she received in the fire.

The event has been organized by Adam Biggins, who is a friend of  Sheila’s son Josh Reindl. “It has been such a honor working with all of the artists and most importantly it has been an honor putting this wonderful benefit together for my best friend and his family,” Biggins stated in a recent interview with CCM.  “I have met some great people in the music industry and there so many people too thank… Aaron Lind the owner off Thirsty Cowboy has been so generous to the benefit and Cleveland Country Magazine has been a huge help and everyone involved.”

Many of the artists including Leach have performed on the Thirsty Cowboy stage before, but the benefit will be a special moment at the venue. “I really can’t imagine what this family has gone through and what they probably still go through,” confided Leach who is now living in Nashville. “When Adam told me Josh was a fan of my music and wanted me to play, I was honored,” he added. “I hope everyone comes out on May 6 so the family can see they aren’t alone, and we’re all there for them during this difficult time.”

The Styles Haury Band will take the stage and perform “Lost All Tonight,” a song he wrote for the family after meeting with their son, Josh, who is a Marine veteran.

“I would just like to say ‘Thank You’ to all of the amazing artists performing and giving their time on Saturday and everyone else involved in making this benefit possible, ” said Josh Reindl. “My mom and brother would be smiling right now.”

Sheila Drake and her son Jacob Drake.

The fundraising event will feature silent auctions, 50/50 raffles and performances from Sirnoc, Honky Tonk Angels, The Styles Haury Band, Erin Stoll, Kyle Thomas and Leach, who is returning from Nashville to perform at the event. DJ Sassy Cassie will emcee.

Entertainment schedule for the evening:

  • Sirnoc at 6:00pm
  • Honky Tonk Angels at 7:00pm
  • Kyle Thomas at 8:00pm
  • The Styles Haury Band at 9:00pm
  • Erin Stoll at 10:00pm
  • Mark Leach at 11:00pm

The Drake/Reindl Benefit is Saturday, May 6 at Thirsty Cowboy in Medina. Tickets are $10/advance and $15/day of show and are available at ThirstyCowboy.com. Doors open at 6pm.

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