Update: Sharon Rawles has passed away. Click here for details of her memorial service or to share your thoughts on Sharon's defacto memorial page, where we've centralized all the comments.
Man, this has been an absolutely brutal year for the local music community. Just received word that Sharon Rawles has fallen gravely ill and is currently in the ICU at Swedish Medical Center. Rawles has been an integral part of the Denver music scene for well over two decades and has a long and storied history, having worked at Herman's Hideaway for over a dozen years in addition to stints booking the Soiled Dove, Cricket on the Hill and the Blue Mule. According to the folks at Herman's, she was admitted to the hospital last Friday, and the prognosis at this point isn't positive. Mike Roth and Sheri Rossi from Herman's are in the process of setting up a fund for Sharon as well as a series of benefits. We'll post the details as soon as they are finalized.
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Update, Thursday, September 25: Received word from Sherri Rossi that Sharon has been moved to Porter Hospice (5020 E. Arapahoe Rd.). Visitors are being accepted, and as Sherri has pointed out below, an account has been established at Bank of the West under Sharon's name to help with medical expenses. -- Dave Herrera