SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In its quest to help bring #PeacethroughMusic, The Jerry Garcia Foundation and Hard Rock Cafe will present a WhyHunger Holiday Benefit at 7 p.m. on December 18, 2015, at Hard Rock Cafe San Francisco. The event will feature special guest appearances by Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead, 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 the IMAGINE THERE'S NO HUNGER campaign. Inspired by John Lennon and his iconic song "IMAGINE," the global campaign strives to turn his dream of a world with no hunger into a reality. For the eighth year, Yoko Ono Lennon joins Hard Rock International and WhyHunger in support of that mission. Proceeds from Hard Rock's campaign will directly benefit WhyHunger and its grassroots partners worldwide, working to advance long-term solutions to hunger and poverty by supporting community-based organizations that empower individuals and build self-reliance.
"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." –Keelin Garcia, Co-Founder of The Jerry Garcia Foundation
"Compassion creates peace. When human needs for sustenance and nourishment are met, we move toward a more peaceful planet. We are honored to share the arts to support John and Yoko's vision of peace through the IMAGINE campaign. The Jerry Garcia Foundation supports artistic, environmental and humanitarian causes, and working with Hard Rock Cafe San Francisco on IMAGINE THERE'S NO HUNGER makes perfect sense for us." -Manasha Garcia, Co-Founder of The Jerry Garcia Foundation
Fine Artist Stanley Mouse is creating poster art for the Holiday Benefit. Stanley 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 following musical artists are donating their talents to the WhyHunger Benefit: Bob Weir ~ Guitarist/ vocalist from the Grateful Dead
Corby Pryor ~ Guitar Prodigy
RAINBOW FULL OF SOUND
Waynard Scheller ~ Keyboards and Vocals
Dave Berg ~ Guitar and Vocals
Cat London ~ Vocals
Craig Privett ~ Bass
Joe Chirco ~ Drums
Tony Saunders ~ Bass
Stu Allen ~ Guitar
Mitch Stein ~ Keys
Pete Lavezzoli ~ Drums
Eric Nicholson-Singer/Songwriter/Philosopher from Chicago
Greg Winser- California Homegrown Singer/Songwriter
The Jerry Garcia Foundation will donate a fine art piece by Jerry Garcia entitled 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.
For more information, please visit The Jerry Garcia Foundation website.
The Jerry Garcia Foundation
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, The Jerry Garcia Foundation supports meaningful causes through the beauty of art and music. The Foundation was established in 2015 by Jerry Garcia's daughter, Keelin Garcia, and wife, Manasha Garcia to honor Jerry as an artist, musician, and visionary.
For more information, please visit http://www.jerrygarciafoundation.org/
#ImagineNoHunger #WhyHunger #PeacethroughMusic #ShareMusic #StoriesofGratitude
Hard Rock International
With a total of 204 venues in 64 countries, including 157 cafes, 22 hotels and 11 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world's greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company's two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, Fl., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Chicago, Cancun, Ibiza, Las Vegas, Macau and San Diego. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include San Juan, Lagos and Gran Canaria, Spain. New Hard Rock Hotel projects include Daytona Beach, Dubai, Los Cabos, Tenerife, Abu Dhabi, and Shenzhen and Haikou in China. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.
The Jerry Garcia Foundation
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