Help Sheila Shine On:
Cancer Survivorship Benefit for Sheila Shine & SPIRITS RISING at New Mountain on Friday 8/14 w/ Drumming, Music, Great Food and Drink, Dancing and more!
6:30pm doors/ 7pm entertainment; All Ages
Interactive Family Drum Circle with DRUMSTRONG at 7pm (Outside if weather permits)
9:30-11pm: Les Amis
(Feat. Justin & Drew from Toubab Krewe, Adama & Ryan from Zansa, and Kevin “KalimbaMan” Spears)
11:15-12:30: Fireside Collective
Mc’d by poet Barbie Angell
Silent Auction/ Raffle; $10 Suggested Donation (includes raffle ticket)
38 N French Broad Ave • Asheville, NC 28801
ASHEVILLE, NC — New Mountain in Asheville has generously offered their space to host multiple benefits for Sheila McGuire, or Sheila Shine as most know her. The 2nd of which is set for Friday, August 14th at New Mountain. Performers for the evening include progressive folk-grassers Fireside Collective, the international country music sounds ranging from West Afrique to Western North Carolina by Les Amis (feat. Justin Perkins and Drew Heller from Toubab Krewe, Adama Dembele and Ryan Reardon from Zansa and Kevin “KalimbaMan” Spears), and an acoustic/electronic mix of funk, afro-beat, latin, trance with a dash of rock from KalimbaMan.
Poet, writer, comedian & artist Barbie Angell will be on the scene as an MC for the event. It will be one of Barbie’s first performances since tying for 1st place in Mountain Xpress’ 2015 readers poll for “Best Local Poet”. Mountain Xpress says she is “known for her mischievous sense of humor, her fanciful, elfin-inspired fashion, and (most importantly) her poetry.”
Doors open at 6:30pm with an Interactive Family Drum Circle with DRUMSTRONG starting at 7pm (outside if weather permits). Bring your drum for an opening ceremony to drum in honor of, or in memory of, for your own fortification or just out of the goodness of your heart.
There will also be a silent auction and raffle including an ongoing raffle to win two VIP tickets to String Cheese Incident’s Suwannee Hulaween in Live Oak, Fl over Halloween weekend (a Hulaween winner will be draw at the next event, taking place on September 24th). New Mountain is also donating tickets to raffle off on the 14th to a handful of upcoming shows including Hard Working Americans (8/21), Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band w/ Jonathan Scales Fourchestra (8/27), Ben Lovett’s Time Machine Dance Party (8/28), and Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe+Earphunk (9/19). Also up for raffle are two month-long yoga passes to Veda Studios. There is a $10 suggested donation for benefit (which includes a raffle ticket). Please stay tuned for details on future “Shine On” events.
Last year, Sheila was diagnosed with breast cancer. Since August 19, 2014, she has endured five cancer surgeries including a double mastectomy, along with dealing with chronic back pain from an injury she sustained when hit by a drunk driver in 2005. Her final surgery blessedly came back with positive results of being cancer free as of June 19th, 2015. Although she is now receiving Medicaid, the financial burden of having not been able to work, coupled with other health care and living costs, has put her livelihood in jeopardy. In the midst of her health crisis, Sheila has also been fighting to keep her beloved mountain sanctuary home Spirits Rising, in Little Pine Valley of Marshall where she has lived since 2007, which is facing foreclosure.
It is difficult enough to endure a trauma to one’s physical body, let alone have trauma in their sense of security and place of refuge. With the support of a wide network of friends and festival family, Sheila has been able to open up and talk about her experience with others and is working toward manifesting her dream of making her home a mountain retreat for musicians and others with cancer to recuperate.
Now let’s help her get back on her feet financially and celebrate life while doing so.
The Sheila Shine Foundation will blossom by your participating in committing to share your pulse and making tax deductible donations through DrumsForCures’ 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Donate via PayPal at firstname.lastname@example.org and make sure to note the donation is in honor of in honor of Sheila Shine on the email. This charitable Contribution to DrumStrong will give money to Spirits Rising directly with 10% going to DrumsForCures, as will funds raised at each event.
DRUMSTRONG is a supporting partner in the “Help Sheila Shine On” events where folks will enjoy great music, solid health resources, great art/raffles, fun activities, and a powerful drum circle to BEAT cancer. DrumsForCures produces DRUMSTRONG events raising awareness & funds in support of cancer survivorship, education & research through Rhythm. All cancers, All populations are represented. DRUMSTRONG’s Scott Swimmer writes, “Join DRUMSTRONG Rhythm as we celebrate survivorship and boost our dear friend Sheila to higher ground. Lord knows she needs your support; and in doing so, also benefit thousands of people globally.”
Stay up to date with more news from Sheila & Friends and about the benefits at her facebook group www.facebook.com/groups/SheilaShineOn