THREE-FOURTHS OF A CENTURY OF GRAVY!!!
Bay Area cultural icon Wavy Gravy is turning 75 years young this year – and you’re invited to his party! Wavy Gravy will host a benefit concert on Saturday May 14, 2011 at 7:00pm at the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond, CA’s Marina District. The show will feature a legendary lineup of musicians, including Bob Weir & Mickey Hart, performing alone and together with Steve Kimock, Mark Karan, Henry Kaiser, Jeff Chimenti, John Molo, Pete Sears, Nicki Bluhm & Robin Sylvester. Also on the bill is Zero, The Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Hot Buttered Rum, Ace of Cups, the Clown Conspiracy and surprise guests.
“We are extremely grateful to Wavy Gravy, and all of the musicians performing in support of Seva,” said Seva’s Executive Director, Jack Blanks. “Their generosity, along with donations from Bay Area audience members, will support Seva’s programs that restore sight to the blind, train doctors in places where there are few, and bring services to indigenous communities around the world. Seva is a Sanskrit word meaning Service, and we welcome you to join with Seva as we serve those in need around the world. We are honored by the music community’s recognition of our work.”
Located at 1414 South Harbor Way in Richmond’s Marina District, Craneway Pavilion is a new waterfront venue located with breathtaking views of San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley.
Seva Foundation, a Berkeley based non-profit organization founded by Wavy Gravy, Ram Dass, Larry Brilliant and a group of renowned public health experts, works in the poorest corners of the globe to prevent and cure blindness. With programs in nine countries and the United States, Seva provides financial resources and technical expertise to help communities build sustainable solutions to poverty and disease. With an emphasis on curable and preventable blindness, Seva-supported programs have restored sight to more than 3 million people in Asia and Africa. In the U.S. Seva works with Native American communities on the prevention of diabetes and other chronic health issues.
Tickets are $45 and are available at inticketing.com. VIP tickets for $250 include a preshow dinner and a limited edition event poster. Doors open at 7:00pm; show starts at 7:30pm.