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VIP Tickets Include: A Meet & Greet with Wavy Gravy, Screen Printed Event Poster signed by Wavy, Private Balcony Access + 3 Hour Open Bar (6:30pm – 9:30pm) + Complimentary Hors D’oeuvres, Access to private viewing area with limited seating, Souvenir Laminate
*Friday Night VIP Tickets additionally include an exclusive opening of Scott Shapiro’s Grateful Dead Art Exhibit
Ardmore Music Hall will host a massive 2-night fundraiser and concert event, June 9-10, with iconic social activist and “official clown” of the Grateful Dead, Wavy Gravy as the guest of honor and a star studded lineup of musicians to celebrate the music of the Grateful Dead and much more. Unlimited Devotion: A Rex Foundation fundraiser will include performances by Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Steve Kimock, John Kadlecik, members of The String Cheese Incident + The Disco Biscuits + Moe., and many more. The weekend festivities also include an extraordinary concert poster art exhibit, screening of the Dead documentary Long Strange Trip, and VIP experiences. Proceeds from the weekend will benefit the Rex Foundation, founded by the Grateful Dead, and Camp Winnarainbow, Wavy Gravy’s summer camp for kids.
Wavy Gravy hosted his 80th birthday party last June at Ardmore Music Hall and the Main Line Art Center as part of the first Unlimited Devotion benefit, which raised over $20,000 for the Rex Foundation. Ardmore Music Hall and The Rex continue the tradition and are honored to bring the countercultural icon back to Philadelphia’s Main Line for two days to celebrate the spirit and generosity of the Grateful Dead community.
The weekend kicks off on Friday, June 9th with an exclusive performance from The Wavy All Stars, performing Dead-centric music and more: Steve Kimock (RatDog / Zero); John Kadlecik (Furthur / DSO); Aron Magner (Billy & the Kids / Disco Biscuits); Reed Mathis (Golden Gate Wingmen); Jay Lane (Furthur / Golden Gate Wingmen), Kenny Brooks (RatDog); and Leslie Mendelson (KIMOCK). Starting off the night will be John Kadlecik with an “acoustilectric” solo set followed by KIMOCK (Steve Kimock, Bobby Vega, Johnny Kimock, and Leslie Mendelson). Reed Mathis and Electric Beethoven will perform a late night set.
Saturday evening, the music-filled celebration continues with Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, along with The Gravy All Stars, also honoring the musical heritage of the greater Grateful Dead community: Karl Denson; Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits); Michael Travis (The String Cheese Incident); John Kadlecik (Furthur / DSO); Aron Magner (Billy & The Kids / Disco Biscuits); Vinnie Amico (Moe.); and Tom Hamilton (JRAD). The night begins with Tom Hamilton’s acoustic set, and Grateful Dead tribute Splintered Sunlight will perform late.
During the day on Saturday, June 10th at AMH, attendees can watch the full screening of Amir Bar-Lev and Martin Scorsese’s new documentary about the Grateful Dead, Long Strange Trip. Scott Shapiro’s Grateful Dead Collection will also be on display; more than 75 framed and mint condition pieces of Grateful Dead artwork, including a myriad of classic concert posters. 100% of the proceeds for this event will benefit the Rex Foundation.
GA and VIP single day & 2-day passes are available through AMH’s website, www.ArdmoreMusic.com/unlimited-devotion. VIP tickets include: meet & greet with Wavy Gravy; screen-printed event poster signed by Wavy; private balcony access, 3 Hour Open Bar (6:30pm – 9:30pm) and complimentary hors d’oeuvres on Friday and Saturday evening; and souvenir laminate.
About The Rex Foundation: In the fall of 1983, the Rex Foundation was established as a non-profit charitable organization by members of the Grateful Dead, their friends, and families, to further the long-established tradition of generosity the band was well-known for. Supporting programs that might otherwise be overlooked by mainstream funders, The Rex Foundation offers unsolicited small grants, generally in the $5,000 range, to organizations in the U.S. and beyond who are doing innovative grassroots work in supporting the environment, education, arts for youth, social services, building community and other areas aligned with the Rex mission. Since 1984 the Rex Foundation has granted $8.9 million to over 1,200 recipients.
About Camp Winnarainbow: Camp Winnarainbow is a circus and performing arts camp founded and led by Wavy Gravy and his family. The camp provides a training ground to nurture leaders for a peaceful, harmonious and sustainable world by teaching responsibility for one’s own behavior and developing confidence, inner security and appropriate self-expression. The camp encourages respect for oneself, others, and the environment while valuing the uniqueness of each individual, within the diversity of racial, cultural, economic, and religious backgrounds that comprise the camp community.