CALLING ALL DEAD HEADS!
TICKETS FOR “UNLIMITED DEVOTION” ARE ON SALE NOW
On June 10 and 11, life-long Deadhead Scott Shapiro will be taking his massive Grateful Dead Poster Collection on the road – to the Main Line Art Center in Haverford, Pennsylvania. But unlike most art shows, iconic social activist and friend to the Grateful Dead Wavy Gravy will be in attendance! A gala in Haverford on Friday night features a Meet & Greet with Wavy, dinner, open bar and live music; Saturday boasts an appearance from Wavy Gravy at The Ardmore Music Hall, for a special concert featuring John Kadlecik (Furthur), Grahame Lesh (Phil Lesh’s Terrapin Family Band), members of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead + RatDog, and many more. Tickets for “Unlimited Devotion” – a weekend long event – are on sale now; proceeds go to benefit The Rex Foundation, longtime charity of the Grateful Dead family.
We are pleased to give away a pair of tickets to this event benefitting the Rex Foundation. Please fill out the form below for a chance to win!
“I have this beautiful, unique and interesting collection and so few people get to see it, I wanted to share it with people who I know will truly love it. That, and I have received so much from the Grateful Dead that this is my way of giving something back,” said Scott Shapiro, event organizer. “For 50 years it has been remarkable, so now I’m lucky enough to do something good. Not everybody gets that chance.”
The main event starts Friday evening at 7:00PM with “An Evening of Goodness” featuring special guest Wavy Gravy, who will be celebrating his 80th birthday party- East Coast style! The event will include gallery passes to view the collection, live music by Splintered Sunlight (Grateful Dead tribute) and plenty of dancing, drinks, and Deadheads galore. Local food trucks will be on-site to serve grate snacks including: Jerry’s Kitchen, Foolish Waffles, The Tot Cart, and Weckerly’s Ice Cream.
On Saturday, the gallery will be open for viewing the collection and guests are invited to join us at The Bryn Mawr Film Institute at 11:00AM as we air Wavy’s documentary, The Wavy Gravy Movie: Saint Misbehavin’ followed by a Q and A with Wavy and film director Michelle Esrick.
The weekend will culminate in a star studded concert at the Ardmore Music Hall on Saturday evening at 8 PM. The concert, which will also benefit The Rex Foundation, will feature a performance from guitarist John Kadlecik & The Terrapin All Stars featuring Grahame Lesh, Scott Guberman and Alex Koford of Phil Lesh’s famed Terrapin Family Band, and Klyph Black of John Kadlecik Band. Additional guests include Scott Metzger (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead), Mark Karan & Kenny Brooks (Bob Weir’s RatDog), members of Splintered Sunlight, and more.
“Come and enjoy the art, the food and drink, the fabulous music and our generous sponsors. Wavy will be in the house and if you have not met him, he is one of life’s greatest gifts,” said Shapiro. “The Rex foundation does amazing stuff for people in need and, if we fill the place up, the contribution I will be able to make will be incredibly meaningful to so many people. At the end of the day, that’s what I’m obsessed with.”
A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Rex Foundation and Main Line Art Center.
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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 US 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.