In its quest to help bring #PeacethroughMusic, The Jerry Garcia Foundation, along with The Hard Rock Cafe, will present a WhyHunger Holiday Benefit at 7pm on December 18, 2015, at the Hard Rock Cafe in San Francisco.
The event will feature special guest appearances by the Grateful Dead's Bob Weir, seventeen-year-old guitar prodigy Corby Pryor, Rainbow Full of Sound and Keystone Revisited. Artist Stanley Mouse and Wavy Gravy are sharing their artistry at the Benefit as well.
All door proceeds will benefit Yoko Ono's “Imagine There’s No Hunger” Campaign. This global campaign, initiated by Yoko Ono Lennon, wife of music legend John Lennon, aims to alleviate childhood hunger and poverty through the WhyHunger organization’s nutritional feeding programs and sustainable agriculture education.
“We have so much gratitude to all those coming together to raise awareness and support for this great cause. Music and the arts continue to change the world for the better,” said Keelin Garcia, Co-Founder of The Jerry Garcia Foundation.
Fine Artist Stanley Mouse is creating poster art for the Holiday Benefit. Mouse has created art for the Beatles and the Grateful Dead and has been honored to have his posters showcased in museum shows around the world such as: The New York Art Museum, The Tokyo Museum of Modern Art, The Kyoto Museum of Modern Art, The Victoria and Albert Museum in London and The Tate Museum in Liverpool.
Iconic clown peace activist, MC Wavy Gravy, will lead the festivities. Wavy Gravy is known for his philanthropic activities with the Seva Foundation and Camp Winnarainbow. It was Wavy Gravy who made the announcement at the Woodstock Music Festival, “Good morning! What we have in mind is breakfast in bed for four hundred thousand.”
The Jerry Garcia Foundation will donate a fine art piece by Jerry Garcia titled California Mission to benefit the 8th annual “Imagine There’s No Hunger Campaign.”
The Foundation will also donate a first edition copy of Jerry’s art book dedicated to his wife Manasha, J.GARCIA, PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS AND SKETCHES published by Celestial Arts in 1992.
“Compassion creates peace. When human needs for sustenance and nourishment are met, we move toward a more peaceful planet. The idea here is to raise awareness through sharing the arts,” said Manasha Garcia, Co-Founder of The Jerry Garcia Foundation.
For more information, please visit The Jerry Garcia Foundation website.