Wavy Gravy’s 79th Birthday, A Very Special Benefit Event For Seva
Sunday, May 17, 3:00-10:00PM
Sonoma Mountain Event Center, 1100 Valley House Drive, Rohnert Park
Wavy Gravy’s 79th Birthday, A Benefit for Seva featuring: Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Steve Kimock & Friends, The California Honeydrops, Hot Buttered Rum. The event will take place at the Sonoma Mountain Event Center, Sonoma County’s newest 100% solar powered outdoor venue, located at the base of Sonoma Mountain in Rohnert Park.
Seva Foundation is a Berkeley-based organization founded in 1978 by a group of medical professionals, counterculture activists, musicians and compassionate individuals, all dedicated to the prevention of blindness. Most notably among them are public health expert Dr. Larry Brilliant, spiritual leader Ram Dass, and humanitarian activist Wavy Gravy. In the past 37 years, Seva has restored eyesight for nearly 4 million people with programs reaching many of the poorest places in the world including: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Pakistan, Nepal, Tibet, India, Africa and Native American communities in the U.S. Today, Seva’s sight restoration programs serve one million people annually.
Originally known as Hugh Romney, Wavy Gravy became famous in the counter culture movement when he stood on the stage at Woodstock and announced… " What we have in mind is breakfast in bed for 400,000!" Over the past 3+ decades, Wavy’s primary focus has been Camp Winnarainbow, a circus and performing arts camp for children that he co-directs with his wife Jahanara and raising FUN’ds for Seva Foundation, for which he is a founding board member. Wavy is also known as a Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavor. Through his good work on behalf of the planet and its least fortunate residents, Wavy Gravy has achieved his own brand of sainthood “Saint Misbehavin”, which is the title of the feature length documentary about his life, produced in 2009.