WAVY GRAVY'S 70TH :: A BENEFIT FOR THE SEVA FOUNDATION
On May 20th the Seva Foundation will celebrate Wavy Gravy's 70th birthday with a benefit concert at the Berkeley Community Theater. Performers include: Bob Weir & Ratdog, Mickey Hart Band, Steve Earle, Gillian Welch, David Lindley, John Trudell, Linda Tillery, Nina Gerber, Hamza el Din, and surprise guests. Wavy Gravy will emcee.
Seva Foundation was founded in 1978 by a group of people who helped eradicate small pox, and inspired by that achievement, joined together to alleviate other suffering caused by poverty and disease. Seva's public health programs in India, Nepal, Tibet, Cambodia Bangladesh and Tanzania work to eliminate curable blindness. Over two million people have received sight-restoring surgeries. In Mexico and Guatemala Seva assists indigenous communities with training and resources to attain literacy and economic self-sufficiency. In the United States, where diabetes claims Native American lives at four times the national average, Seva offers diabetes prevention and small grants programs, created and directed by Native Americans.
Wavy Gravy, activist clown, former Ben & Jerry's flavor, hippie-icon, flower-geezer, is a founding board member of the Seva Foundation. He is the creative director of Camp Winnarainbow, a circus and performing arts camp in Northern California.
Tickets for Wavy Gravy's 70th Birthday go on sale April 2 at all Ticketmaster outlets and April 1 at www.GDTSTOO.com. Special pre and post show reception tickets on sale through Seva special events www.seva.org/specialevents. 510.845.7382 ext. 332.