What an amazing night we had at the Mystic Theatre in Petaluma on Monday Night. As you well know, we’ve been working with, and supporting, The Seva Foundation for many years now. We’ve been outfitting Wavy in the finest hippie colors, offering tie dye tapestries for their auctions, and, of course, showing up at their parties and making a scene. Last night was no exception. Seva continued its 30 year tradition of raising ‘FUNds’ by producing benefit concerts where musicians and music lovers alike could turn their compassion into action and raise money for programs that serve people in need worldwide. The history buffs among you will want to know that the first benefit concert was a Grateful Dead show in Oakland, CA in 1979. It raised $100,000. Some of the other concerts are listed here on Seva’s website.
Monday Night’s Concert featured an impressive line up. Headlining was The Chris Robinson Brotherhood, a good old fashioned psychedelic rock and roll band started by the Black Crows’ singer. Furthur’s Jeff Pehrson and his band The Fall Risk featured, and played an impressive version of Space Truckin. And Corrine West, the ‘Siren of the Sierras’ opened.
A splendid time.
One of the things that really made it special to us, here at Jammin, is that we got the chance to design and create a brand new tie dyed banner as a back drop. Seva had been using the same one for many years now, and we figured it would be nice to help them mix it up a bit, give them some options for how they wanted to decorate the stage for future shows.
We took photos of one of Ben’s Tie Dyes, from The Trees of Mystery Series (Click here to see the entire series) and used the miracle of modern technology to create a 20 foot by 12 foot backdrop, fire resistant, and complete with Seva’s Buddha Eyes Logo. Our team worked like a well oiled machine to get it designed, dye sublimation printed, and sewn, and we think the tie dyed banner looks amazing. We love that Jammin Dyes will be a part of Seva’s fundraising efforts for years to come and can’t wait to see all our favorite bands jam out in front of our colors.
Photos by Bob Minkin
- April 29, 2016
- Benjammin Strebel