Local musicians rally around assault survivor

(Sheridan, Wyo.) — Some of Sheridan's best musicians are going to play a benefit called "Love On Clayton,"—an event designed to raise funds for a man who was assaulted in downtown Sheridan earlier this month. Love on Clayton Night will be Tuesday, June 7 at 6 p.m., at the Blacktooth Brewery and is spearheaded by local musician Gary Small. "The whole goal is to raise money to help Clayton cover his medical expenses," Small said. Clayton Denny was allegedly attacked after he was called a racist slur in a downtown bar in the early morning hours of May 8, court documents state. He has had multiple surgeries to treat a fractured orbital bone and has had to have staples in his facial wounds, but he is on the road to recovery. [image: 38b4b4cd-458b-4f56-a453-460aece36998.jpg] *h/t Annie Shaver / Pitchengine Communities* Clayton is strong, but the recovery will be a long one, girlfriend Annie Shaver says. "We are very thankful for all of the help from this community," Annie told Dally. "We are incredibly grateful and thankful for all of the help and donations ... having the help has been a life saver. I wish I could express how thankful we are." The evening will feature a silent auction, including beer from Luminous Brewhouse, and five musical acts, including: John Kirlin Sarah Sample The Two Tracks Crooked Mountain String Band Gary Small and the Coyote Brothers , with special guests Melissa Butcher and percussionist Michael Gillan Small said Denny is also the recipient of funds from an online fundraising page. Read more about Clayton's survival on Dally at "Racism is a cancer and Clayton Denny is a survivor ," or read past coverage on the arrests made in the case. *featured image h/t Gary Small / Pitchengine Communities* #dally #news