On June 11, Cliff Bone, 57, former Longhorn Saloon and Broken Spoke restaurant owner in Dodge City, died of organ failure.

Bone's memorial service was standing-room only as the community mourned one of their own.

Bone was the founder of the Sandhill River Band and Hard Reign bands and after his death, long-time friend and bass player in Sandhill River Band, Mark Zeyen wanted to do something special.

This Saturday from 4 to 10 p.m. at the National Guard Armory, a benefit will be held for the Bone family.

There will be live music, karaoke and a silent auction held, with proceeds going to the Bone family.

There will be performances by Adrianne Davis, Weston Wilkerson and Clay Davenport.

Some of the items up for silent auction are gift certificates to many area businesses along with riding sessions, photo sessions as well as homemade pies for sale.

According to Zeyen, many sponsors and volunteers came together to put on the event.

Once word got out about the benefit, the church that was planned to hold the event was too small and the benefit was able to be moved to the armory.

The benefit is free to attend but donations will be gladly accepted.

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