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Ardmore Music Hall Confirms Lineup For 2019 ‘Unlimited Devotion’ All-Star Fundraiser


On May 31 and June 1, the Ardmore Music Hall will host their fourth-annual Unlimited Devotion: A Celebration Of The Grateful Dead fundraiser and concert. Once again, counter-culture icon and clown Wavy Gravy will serve as the guest of honor for the two-night event benefitting Camp Winnarainbow and the Grateful Dead‘s Rex Foundation. Now, the venue has revealed the rest of its lineup.

The weekend kicks off on Friday, May 31, with performances from two supergroups as well as Circles Around The Sun. The first supergroup, Fellowship of the Wing, features John Kadlecik, Jay Lane, Todd Stoops and Reed Mathis. The second, a band put together specifically for the fundraiser under the banner The Wavy All Stars, includes George Porter Jr. , Steve Kimock, Aron Magner, Dan Lebowitz and Kenny Brooks, with others to be announced at a later date.

The second day of the festivities on Saturday, June 1, will offer sets from Keller Williams, George Porter’s Funk Revue and The Gravy All Stars. For Porter’s Funk Revue, Kimock, Lebowitz and Stoops will reprise their Friday sets, with singer Amy Helm and other guests joining on. The Gravy All Stars will feature Williams and Helm, in addition to Bill Nershi, Pappy Biondo, JP Biondo, Tim Carbone and more. Per tradition, Philadelphia Grateful Dead tribute Splintered Sunlight will perform a late-night set featuring Kadlecik and Pappy Biondo as special guests.

The Ardmore is also offering a number of enhanced VIP experiences and exclusive pre-show sets. On May 31, the venue will host American Beauty with Kimock, Nershi, Magner and others. The next night, the VIP Workingman’s Dead set will feature Williams, Kadlecik, Stoops, Helms and more. VIP tickets also include early entry, a three-hour open bar, an American Beauty happy hour sponsored by Dogfish Head and a seated dining experience with Dogfish Head beer pairings.

Tickets go on sale on Friday, March 15 at 12 p.m. ET via Ticketfly (Friday & Weekend Passes / Saturday Passes). Each ticket also includes entrance into a concert-poster art exhibit.