Jerry Garcia Foundation Brings Together Music and Art at Lennon Inspired Holiday Benefit
The Jerry Garcia Foundation once again is proud to announce that it will be holding its third annual “Imagine There’s No Hunger” holiday benefit concert in support of WhyHunger and Yoko Ono Lennon’s mission to help alleviate hunger and poverty around the world.
The “Imagine There’s No Hunger” attracts inspiration from the legendary song Imagine written by Yoko Ono and John Lennon and based on the writing in Yoko’s book, Grapefruit.
The “Imagine There’s No Hunger” concert audience will be openly invited to participate in sing-along presentations of Lennon’s Imagine, Give Peace a Chance, and the Grateful Dead’s Ripple.
This year’s production will be presented at 7 PM (doors open at 6:30) on December 16th at the picturesque Viansa Sonoma Winery located in the San Francisco area. In addition, door proceeds will also benefit WhyHunger.
Hot Tuna will be headlining the benefit concert featuring Grammy Award-winning artists Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady and drummer Justin Guip.
Other special guests include: emerging artist, singer-songwriter Greg Winser, Bob Steeler on drums, Waynard Scheller on Hammond B3 Organ, Matt Aaron on violin — all accompanied by gospel vocalists Ariel Marin, Keelin Garcia, Ron Rosson and Dawaun King.**lineup subject to change
“The Jerry Garcia Foundation is honored to present the ‘Imagine There’s No Hunger’ benefit concert to support the important humanitarian work of Yoko Ono Lennon and WhyHunger. We are grateful to Hot Tuna, the Viansa Winery and to all that have extended their generosity on so many levels,” said Keelin Garcia, Co- Founder of the Jerry Garcia Foundation.
“The Imagine spirit of generosity is a blessing and a gift to the greater community,” added Manasha Garcia, Jerry Garcia Foundation Co-Founder.
Located just north of San Francisco, Viansa Sonoma winery is situated on 33 acres of estate vineyards, 97 acres of natural wetlands with 270° views of the Sonoma Valley-San Pablo Bay, Mayacamas Mountains and “King’s Highway.” The beauty of the land pairs perfectly with the beauty of giving.
Furthermore, the visual art of Jerry Garcia will be on exhibit in the Grateful Friends Charity Village at the concert. All art proceeds benefit California Wildfire recovery efforts via the “Heart of the Vine” Foundation.
Finally, the “Imagine There’s No Hunger” benefit will be streamed live around the world by Stage Trip Productions. Viewers of the free live stream are always encouraged to donate directly to WhyHunger via their website: whyhunger.org
The Jerry Garcia Foundation
As a 501c3 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 further information, please visit http://www.jerrygarciafoundation.org/
WhyHunger is a leader in building the movement to end hunger and poverty by connecting people to nutritious, affordable food and by supporting grassroots solutions that inspire self-reliance and community empowerment.
WhyHunger offers a clear vision and strategy to transform our collective food system into one that is socially and economically just, nourishes whole communities, cools the planet and ensures the rights of all people to food, land, water and sustainable livelihoods.
For more information, please visit whyhunger.org