A note from Seva's Executive Director about COVID-19
All proceeds will benefit Seva’s sight restoration programs around the world.
GA tickets are $50
VIP tickets are $150. See what's included with VIP tickets.
A great way to support Seva and celebrate Wavy’s Birthday, these tickets include: admission to the show, VIP parking, a collectable laminate pass which allows you access to the VIP lounge, located in the redwood grove next to the stage. The VIP lounge will have a no-host bar and plenty of rest-rooms. You will also receive a limited edition silk-screened event poster by Mike Dubois and access to the after-show birthday party, featuring an all star jam hosted by Hot Buttered Rum. The party will take place in the restaurant adjacent to the event center. A portion of your VIP ticket is tax deductible. You will receive a receipt in the mail after the event.
Children under 12 are free. Kids Tickets (age 12-17) are $20.
ONLINE TICKET SALES WILL END AT 11:00AM SUNDAY, MAY 22.
Tickets will be available at the door - $60
ADA Seating: We will have an ADA section. You do not need a special ticket for access. When you arrive at the event security can show you where the ADA section is located.
|2:00 - 3:00pm||Dead Winter Carpenters|
|3:35 - 4:45pm||Achilles Wheel|
|5:20 - 6:30pm||The New Riders of the Purple Sage with John Popper|
|7:10 - 8:10pm||Steve Earle|
|8:40 - 10:15pm||Yonder Mountain String Band with John Popper|
|1:20 - 1:50pm||Terry Haggerty|
|3:05 - 3:35pm||Grateful Bluegrass Boys|
|4:45 - 5:10pm||Sambadrop Marching Band, Parade, Wavy Birthday surprise|
|6:30 - 7:00pm||The T Sisters|
|8:15 - 8:35pm||Hot Buttered Rum|
For nearly 17 years, Yonder Mountain String Band has redefined bluegrass music, expanding the traditional acoustic genre beyond its previously established boundaries by steadily pushing the envelope into the realms of rock n' roll and improvisation. YMSB has always played music of their own design, in the process attracting a devout coterie of fans that often resembles a tight knit family on an epic musical journey as Yonder traverses the country with an ever-rigorous tour schedule. Yonder is a quintessential ensemble honing its craft night after night on the road, and the fans are there to experience it in real time. The result is music that doesn’t stand still, it’s always progressing and breaking unprecedented ground. Yonder Mountain String Band — Adam Aijala (guitar, vocals), Dave Johnston (banjo, vocals), Ben Kaufmann (bass, vocals), Allie Kral (violin, vocals), and Jacob Jolliff (mandolin, vocals).
Steve Earle is one of the most recognized names in the American music industry. He popularized the genre of folk and country music and kick-started the neo-traditionalist movement in country music. A protégé of legendary songwriters Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, Earle never completely conformed to the rules of country or rock music and instead derived a music that broke through the mainstream of both the genres. Remarkably, he successfully derived a cult following from both country and rock music fans. Earle’s music career kick started in 1982, as a songwriter in Nashville. During this time, he released his first EP. His first debut album released was 'Guitar Town' in 1986. Though drugs and personal problems derailed his career for some time, he bounced back with a revived energy and enthusiasm. To date, he has fourteen studio albums to his credit, fourteen Grammy nominations and three Grammy awards. His songs have been recorded by the likes of Travis Tritt, Vince Gill, Shawn Colvin and Emmylou Harris. Other than music, he has appeared in films and television, written a novel, a play, and a book of short stories.
John Popper is an American musician and songwriter. He is most famous for his role as front-man of rock band Blues Traveler performing harmonica, guitar and vocals. He is widely considered a harmonica virtuoso, and is listed by harmonica manufacturer Hohner as a "Featured Artist", an accolade reserved for only the best and most successful harmonica players.
The New Riders of the Purple Sage, is an American country rock band. The group emerged from the psychedelic rock scene in San Francisco in 1969. NRPS began as a part-time spin-off from the Grateful Dead when Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh and Mickey Hart teamed up with John Dawson and David Nelson. Although early live appearances were viewed as an informal warm-up to the main attraction, the group quickly established an independent identity through the strength of Dawson's original songs. By the early 70's Dave Torbert had replaced Phil Lesh, and Spencer Dryden, formerly of Jefferson Airplane, had joined as the group as the permanent drummer. Garcia remained in both The Dead and The New Riders until he found himself overcommitted, at which time Buddy Cage replaced him and the classic NRPS lineup was born. Original NRPS bass player Dave Torbert and drummer Spencer Dryden have passed away but the band lives on. Current NRPS band members include: David Nelson and Buddy Cage with Michael Falzarano, Ronnie Penque and Johnny Markowski. The new lineup vows to keep the NRPS spirit and tunes alive.The band recently teamed up with Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter and released its first CD in twenty years to rave reviews, Where I Come From.
In a time when music has been transformed and genre lines are left behind like the seasons, Dead Winter Carpenters are producing an ever-evolving style of music. The time spent, both in the studio and criss-crossing the American countryside, has provided Dead Winter Carpenters with a ground-breaking sound that blends Americana roots-rock with a tinge of straightforward 'tell-it-like-it-is' alternative country that has an edge that is as hard-hitting as it is whimsical. As the band continues to evolve its definitive sound, one can't help but feel the change of the alchemy brewing within Dead Winter Carpenters. Foot-stomping original tunes blended with the band's onstage presence highlighted by the vocal melodies and five part harmonies, ferocious fluidity of the fiddle, deep pounding thump and thud of the upright bass, country ramblings of the telecaster and acoustic guitars, and the driving drums all meld together to create an experience that is sure leave you wanting more… The five piece outfit is: Jenni Charles -fiddler/vocalist, Dave Lockhart -upright bassist/vocalist, Jesse Dunn -rhythm guitarist/vocalist, Bryan Daines -lead guitarist/vocalist, Brian Huston -drummer/vocalist
The T Sisters, born and raised in California and now based in the creative hub of Oakland, embody harmony. It's in their blood, bones, and history. Erika, Rachel and Chloe have been singing and writing music together since childhood. The three sisters' inventive songwriting is supported by their own acoustic instrumentation as well as Steve Height on upright bass Andrew Allen Fahlander on mandolin & guitar. Their sound represents a continuum of music, from traditional to pop influences, moments of breathtaking a cappella to swells of energetic indie Americana. In the last two years, they've been honored to support such acts as Amos Lee, Todd Rundgren, The Waybacks, Laurie Lewis, ALO, Elephant Revival, The California Honeydrops, and more.
Achilles Wheel is a high energy roots and world music/rock and roll band from Northern California, featuring award winning songwriting played on numerous stringed instruments and more drums than you can shake a stick at. In the wake of their breakout performance at the 2012 Kate Wolf Music Festival, the band has been burning up stages all across California ever since. With the release of their 2nd studio recording 'Stones To Sand', which is currently getting airplay nationwide as well as in Europe, Achilles Wheel further dispels the myth that jam oriented bands can't write great songs. The quality of the band's songwriting combined with stunning musicianship earned them spots at last year's California Worldfest, The Strawberry Music festival, The Redwood Mountain Faire, The Redwood Ramble, Dead On The Creek, Railroad Earth's Hangtown Halloween and a sold out show at Sierra Nevada Big Room in Chico, California. 2016 promises to be a busy year for AW with the release of their third studio recording "Devil In They Yard" in March. A recent sold out Terrapin Crossroads show and a mid summer headline show at The Great American Music Hall. With an ever increasing tour schedule, you can surely expect another 'live' CD release later in the summer to capture some of these shows.
Grateful Bluegrass Boys is a Sonoma County-based string band that plays traditional Bluegrass versions of Classic Rock favorites from bands such as the Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, The Eagles, Rolling Stones and more. These songs, combined with classic Bluegrass and Country tunes, consistently have audiences singing and dancing along the whole show. Bandmembers hail from other groups such as Hot Buttered Rum, Poor Man's Whiskey, Vintage Grass, and Dusty Green Bones Band.
Pioneers of their own genre, SambaDrop has fused Brazilian Samba drumming and electronic bass music to create an unrivaled, organic-electro sound. SambaDrop provides an unsurpassed level of energy and unpredictability that keeps audiences on their feet. Inspired by the volume and complexity of marching band greats, The Loyd Family Players the group emerged from Grass Valley/Nevada City, CA in 2009 with seven members and has since expanded to twenty+. Performing at venues such as the Bill Grahm Civic Auditorium, The Armory San Francisco, The Concourse Exhibition Center, and playing alongside artists like EOTO, ILLGATES, March 4th Marching Band, Love & Light, Vibesquad, Gaudi, and Mr. Rogers, including three highlight New Years Eve countdowns for Sea of Dreams (2013, 2014) and The New Bohemia (2015), SambaDrop continues to evolve in both the electronic and live drumming scenes.
Hot Buttered Rum lives for a good time, and a mindful recklessness settles in whenever these five guys step on stage. From Anchorage to Miami, the group's onstage chemistry fuels the lovefest that is a live Butter show. Rooted in the trajectory of west coast bluegrass, Hot Buttered Rum plays what has been described as California's own acoustic music.
Prescott Circus is composed of a talented group of Oakland youth ages 9+ who participate in year round after school, weekend, and summer programs. The young stars of PCT have been lifting up and inspiring children and adults all across the Bay Area for the past 32 years with their skills, styles, and smarts. Prescott Circus Theatre is a youth development and performing arts education program that provides free, quality programs for over 200 children and youth. The organization's mission is to empower and engage Oakland youth through circus and theatre arts programs to see our children develop confidence, teamwork, perseverance, and a dedication to working for success.
Wavy Gravy, became famous in the 1960's counter culture movement as the announcer at Woodstock. Over the past four decades, Wavy's primary focus has been Camp Winnarainbow, a circus and performing arts camp for children, and raising FUN'ds for Seva Foundation for which he is a founding board member. 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.
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