The activist/artist/clown Wavy Gravy heads to Ardmore for his birthday celebration!
ARDMORE, PA –The Ardmore Music Hall is hosting a special guest this weekend, as Wavy Gravy, the famous social activist and “official clown” of the Grateful Dead, will be at the venue for a two-long event that will raise money for two Grateful Dead-related organizations will dishing up classic Dead tunes.
On June 9 and June 10, the venue will host Unlimited Devotion: A Weekend of Goodness with Wavy Gravy as the guest of honor.
On May 31 and June 1, at Pennsylvania’s Ardmore Music Hall, Wavy Gravy will be the guest of honor at Unlimited Devotion, a fundraiser for The Rex Foundation as well as Camp Winnarainbow that will feature jam scene regulars like George Porter Jr., Steve Kimock, Keller Williams, Bill Nershi, Amy Helm and many more.
Since it was launched by Rex in 2007, the Pro Bono Publico Foundation has contributed $6.5 million in cumulative contributions to schools and educational organizations.
The foundation’s grants have reached $1 million a year for three consecutive years.
The Rex Foundation aims to help secure a healthy environment, promote individuality in the arts, provide support to critical and necessary social services, assist others less fortunate than ourselves, protect the rights of indigenous people and ensure their cultural survival, build a stronger community, and educate children and adults everywhere.
In pursuit of its Mission, the Rex Foundation Board established the following Guiding Principles and Values:
- Support organizations committed to grassroots action.
- Identify entities doing good work that might otherwise be overlooked.
- Help people who are helping others and are trying to make a difference.
- Benefit the broader community and the broader good.
- Respect individual rights and differences.
- Respect traditional wisdom cultures.
- Be a catalyst for change where our involvement helps leverage greater impact.
- Provide support beyond direct funding by boosting the visibility of the recipient’s work.
- Help people develop bold new solutions to problems.
- Exercise appropriate risk-taking while practicing trust, inclusiveness and open-mindedness.
- Promote an active, informed citizenry.
- Remain non-partisan.
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The Wavy Gravy 80th Bday Party at The Ardmore will also benefit Camp Winnarainbow
The Life Show
Camp Winnarainbow 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. We encourage 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 our camp community.
The heart and soul of Camp Winnarainbow is learning to live in community:within the tipis and as a whole larger community. In the tipis, experienced counselors help their campers develop self-esteem and social/friendship skills through games, stories and bonding activities. As a whole camp, group activities such as All Nations Day (see below), Adventure Night and other evening performances emphasize mutual respect and leadership skills.
All Nations Day/Too Much Fun Day is a day long pageant centered around a theme held in the middle of each two week session. Themes have included environmental awareness, nonviolent conflict resolution, and diversity and are usually framed within a fun, theatrical storyline for the campers to learn and explore.