Unlimited Devotion at The Ardmore Music Hall

The Birthday Boy himself, Wavy Gravy, takes in the festivities

The Birthday Boy celebrates his Birthday at The Ardmore Music Hall in style!

The Birthday Boy celebrates his Birthday at The Ardmore Music Hall in style!

Companion Article:  

Ardmore Music Hall Venue Review

The Ardmore Music Hall pulled out all the stops for their annual Unlimited Devotion held this year on June 9 and 10 in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. This event celebrated the 81st birthday of counter-culture legend Wavy Gravy and benefited not only the Rex Foundation, but also Wavy's Camp Winnarainbow.

The weekend was filled with a who's who of Grateful Dead influence musicians with Wavy Gravy himself present to take in the adulation of the musicians and the audience alike.  The line-up at times felt like a beautiful mashup of artists who had previously performed in the same line-up or had crossed paths with another artist in another band.  The intertwining of bands was amazing as you did not know where Ratdog began, Billy & The Kids ended, and how Further existed somewhere in between.

To say that The Ardmore Music Hall put on a great weekend is an understatement.  A supplemental projection show was brought in just for this event to add to the festivities and the second floor was filled with Scott Shapiro's Grateful Dead concert poster collection (The next day a poster Art Exhibit would be further set up).  The following day, in between performances, attendees were greeted to a full screening of the newly released Grateful Dead documentary, Long Strange Trip by Amir Bar-Lev & Martin Scorsese.

May we all raise a glass, or better yet a Wavy Clown Nose, and toast to Wavy Gravy and his health, and celebrate another year of beautiful music together.

If you were unable to attend this benefit or just want to learn more about the two great organizations that were benefited by this event please look at the links below:

Find out more about the Rex Foundation.

Find out more about Camp Winnarainbow​

Be sure to check out our photo recap at the bottom of the article.


Night 1 was packed and went way into the wee hours of the morning.

Watch the weekend's stellar performances  via LiquidSilverStream:

Videos & Setlists from Night 1 - June 9th, 2017 (Wavy Night)

John Kadlecik

Click here to see Friday, June 9th's John Kadlecik's Setlist & Video

KIMOCK

Click here to see Friday, June 9th's KIMOCK Setlist & Video

Wavy All-Stars

Click here to see Friday, June 9ths Wavy All-Stars Setlist & Video

Electric Beethoven

Click here to see Friday's Electric Beethoven Performance


Videos & Setlists from Night 2 - June 10th, 2017 (Gravy Night)

​Tom Hamilton & Raina Mullen

Click here to see Saturday's Tom Hamilton & Raina Mullen's Setlist & Video

Karl Denson's Tiny Universe

Click here to see Karl Denson's Tiny Universe Setlist & Video

Gravy All-Stars

Click here to see Saturday, June 10'th setlist & video

Splintered Sunlight

Click here to see Saturday, June 10th's setlist & video


The Melomaniacs Exclusive Photo Recap

About the author

Jason Herman

Core member and Photo Editor of The Melomaniacs. Jason has been a passionate about music since his earliest days. With over 35 Grateful Dead and 70+ Phish Shows under his belt, you can find him at concerts around the country but especially in his adopted hometown of Washington, D.C. Before turning his lens to music, Jason followed professional cyclists around the U.S. Domestic Circuit to the tallest mountains in Europe.


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