Mark Eddie coming home for benefit show

STEUBENVILLE – Comedian, singer and songwriter Mark Eddie will return to his hometown on Aug. 9 for a charity benefit performance at the Steubenville Country Club.

Organizer and club member Heidi Pflug said the event will start at 8:30 p.m. and will benefit the Neighborhood House on South Street.

“The show will be open to the public and tickets are currently available at the country club or by calling the club at (740) 264-0521,” said Pflug.

“We chose the Neighborhood House because once the United Way of Jefferson County starts their official campaign, the Neighborhood House and other United Way agencies can’t conduct individual fundraising campaigns. We want to give the Neighborhood House a financial boost,” noted Pflug.

“The tickets for the Mark Eddie show are $30 each and that includes a drink ticket. We have limited number of tables of 10 available closer to the stage. Those tickets are $37.50 each with a drink ticket included or $375 for the entire table. That will allow people to sit with their friends for the show,” said Pflug.

According to Mark Eddie’s website, he is a comedian with a musician’s point of view on everything from pop culture to parenting. With his guitar, signature voice and happy-go-lucky spirit, Eddie points out quirky things in the hits people love while delivering dead-on musical impressions of Al Green, Neil Diamond, Shaggy, Dave Mathews and more.

He has toured professionally for 14 years as a comedian, musician, singer and songwriter,

Eddie normally performs more than 250 shows a year at theaters and major corporate events.

He occasionally sits in as part of an all-star band lineup with members of the Doors, Fleetwood Mac, Boston, No Doubt, the Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan.

Joe Scugoza, a member of the country club social committee, said the show will combine comedy and music, “and I think this will be a great night for everyone.”

“We are inviting the community to join us for a good cause and to enjoy Mark Eddie’s show at the Steubenville Country Club. Mark Eddie is from Steubenville and hasn’t forgotten his roots. He is looking forward to seeing his local friends that evening,” said Scugoza.