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.


[Published on: 4/6/06]

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dannymo starstarstarstarstar Thu 4/6/2006 06:52PM
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I ran into Wavy @ the Ratdog show in Oakland right after Jerry died. He was so intelligent,loving ,hilarious etc. The man truly is an icon and to me one of the pillars of our jam community. I wish him many more bdays and much love!

thesimonator Thu 4/6/2006 07:50PM
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Flying up to the Bay Area for this one from San Diego for one heck of a whirlwind night. Look forward to celebrating life with all who are present.

Justandy starstarstarstarstar Fri 4/7/2006 12:21AM
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How can you not love Wavy Gravy? The man is just filled with love. \ Love me some prankstin 2

rybreen1 Fri 4/7/2006 11:53AM
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It's all about that bay area vibe.

maverick6100 starstarstarstar Wed 4/19/2006 09:10AM
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anyone listen to jamon on Sirius Radio, the wavy files are the highlight of my day

terrapintravel37 Sat 4/29/2006 11:27AM
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the Wavy Files always crack me up for sure, jam on

thesimonator Tue 5/16/2006 01:33PM
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Is there nobody else thinking what I'm thinking??? Ratdog, Mickey Hart & Friends + SURPRISE GUESTS!!! C'mon - Phil's playing the two nights prior to this at the Warfield. Billy's around the Bay Area, too. After all the Archive.org sucky scuffle stuff, it's time for the boys to clear the air. What better gift for Wavy's 70th b'day than a little reunion after 3 years since they last shared the stage. Either I'm trippin' and overly excited, or this show should be sold-the-heck-out! Should I be missing the mark, here, Bobby and his gang'll do just fine. But maybe, just maybe...

JnaY starstarstarstarstar Mon 4/16/2007 08:16PM
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This was a GREAT time, cant wait to see what happens this Year?!