SEVA Foundation To Celebrate Wavy Gravy 79th Birthday

By Scott Bernstein Feb 24, 2015 12:00 pm PST

Hippie icon Wavy Gravy will be feted in honor of his 79th birthday as part of a Seva Foundation benefit that will be held at Sonoma Mountain Village Event Center in Rohnert Park, California on May 17.

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros will headline the event, which will also feature performances from Steve Kimock & Friends, The California Honeydrops and Hot Buttered Rum. The event has an early start time of 3 p.m. Tickets are on sale now via Eventbrite. Proceeds from ticket sales for the event will support SEVA’s global efforts to prevent blindness and to provide eye care services to impoverished communities around the wold.

Wavy Gravy, whose birthday comes on May 15, has seen and done nearly all over the course of his 79 years from standing on the stage at the original Woodstock to inspiring a Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavor to co-directing Camp Winnarainbow to sharing a room with Bob Dylan to his 50+ year friendship with the members of the Grateful Dead to MC’ing Gathering Of The Vibes and on and on. He’s even opened shows for John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Peter, Paul & Mary and Ian & Sylvia and received his nickname from none other than blues legend B.B. King.

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