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Bonnaroo & Conscious Alliance Announce the 6th Annual Bonnaroo Food Drive

Bonnaroo Music Festival and non-profit organization Conscious Alliance announce the 6th Annual Bonnaroo Food Drive benefitting the Good Samaritan Food Pantry of Manchester, Tennessee.

Last year's Food Drive brought in 7,000 pounds of food donations for Tennessee's Coffee County.  This year's goal is to collect 10,000 pounds or more.

With America's food banks experiencing an all-time inventory low, there has never been a better time to participate in the Bonnaroo Food Drive.  Bonnaroo and Conscious Alliance are calling on all festival attendees to donate to this important cause. As an incentive, the first 2,000 patrons who donate 10 non-perishable food items will receive a free limited-edition Bonnaroo poster created by renowned rock artist, Michael Everett (www.Meverett.net).

Food Drive collection tents will be located outside of the main entrances to the concert area and will be depicted on the Bonnaroo guide map, given to all attendees upon arriving at the festival grounds. At these locations, Food Drive volunteers will trade the first 2000 participants "poster redemption vouchers" for food donations.  The vouchers can be exchanged for this year's poster at the Conscious Alliance "Art That Feeds" galleries located inside the Planet Roo vending area and just outside of the Archway entrance into the main stage area.

Conscious Alliance always encourages food donations to be low-sodium and health food oriented products. "Organic" food donations are especially encouraged. Ramen Noodles cannot be accepted for the free poster.

For more information about the charitable efforts of Conscious Alliance, please visit www.ConsciousAlliance.org.

For more information about the Bonnaroo Music Festival, please visit www.bonnaroo.com.

Rex Foundation: May's Rex Musical Caravan Events & More

Thanks to all of you who have purchased The Dead Tour tickets in support of the Rex Foundation and other charities through CharityFolks.com.  Here is the full announcement as well as contact information for any questions you might have to purchase tickets for the remaining shows.

The Rex Musical Caravan recently added a new May event with Melvin Seals & The JGB Band.  Bring your friends to to hear great music while also supporting the Rex Foundation, as $1 per ticket sold at each of the following is contributed to the Rex Foundation:

 

Check out all the different events that have been part of the Rex Musical Caravan since the beginning of 2008. We thank all the musicians, festivals and their fans for getting on board to further what the Grateful Dead started 25 years ago and demonstrate the power of the musical community to support grass roots philanthropy.  Let us know if you want to be part of the Caravan.

 

 

This is a particularly important time to celebrate how we as a philanthropic community can support the vital work of grassroots non-profits.  As we depict with the Rex Community Caravan, $5 or more in contributions can add up quickly to make a positive difference.  Check out all the great programs the Rex Foundation has supported thanks to your generous contributions.

 

As you will see in clicking through the various links in this message, the Rex Foundation has a new website.  We hope you enjoy the updated look and enhanced navigation.  We look forward to continuing to add information and features that demonstrate the vitality of our community of grantees and artists, as well as our on-going programs.

Mimi Fishman Auction Live NOW!

For the 6th time in as many years the Foundation's auction includes a section that directly benefits Rock the Earth.  Rock the Earth - the winner of the Jammy's 2008 Mimi Fishman Memorial Award for Community Service - is an organization that is dedicated to bringing about positive and beneficial environmental consequences on behalf of members of the music industry through the means of active litigation and negotiation.  The Foundation also continues its support of the Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments.

Microbreweries for the Environment @ Boulder Theater

kyleKGNU and the Boulder Weekly proudly present the 17th annual Microbreweries for the Environment benefit on Friday, April 24 at The Boulder Theater.

Since 1993, the Microbreweries for the Environment benefit has raised over $100,000 for local environmental causes.  The proceeds from this year's benefit will further the environmental efforts of University of Colorado Environmental Center, Community Cycles, Boulder Valley Inner City Outings, and Tiyospaye Winyan Maka.

Eighteen Colorado microbreweries serve their best beers for only $2 each. Participating breweries include:  Avery Brewing, BJ's Brewhouse, Boulder Beer Co, Breckenridge Brewery, Bristol Brewing Co, Dillon Dam Brewery, Flying Dog Brewery, Fort Collins Brewery, Great Divide Brewing Co, Left Hand Brewing Co, New Belgium Brewing Co, Odell Brewing Co, Oskar Blues Brewery, Pumphouse Brewery, Ska Brewing, Steamworks, Twisted Pine Brewing, Upslope Brewing Company

The evening's entertainment features music by Kyle Hollingsworth and Friends, featuring Liza Oxnard. The opening band is The Pimps of Joytime.  The soulful and funky music is sure to go well with Colorado's finest brews.

The benefit is a zero-waste and carbon-neutral event.  We encourage people to walk, bike, or bus to the event.  Doors open and beer tasting starts at 8:00pm, and music will run to 12:30am.  Admission costs $23 inclusive of tax and service charges.  Tickets are available at the Boulder Theater Box Office (303-786-7030 or www.bouldertheater.com).  This event traditionally sells out in advance.

The Dead Tour Charity Tickets Now Available

philWe are pleased and appreciative to announce the availability of The Dead Tour tickets in support of the Rex Foundation and other charities through CharityFolks.com.   Here is the full announcement as well as contact information for any questions you might have.

The Rex Musical Caravan continues to expand with more musicians and festivals. Bring your friends to to hear great music while also supporting the Rex Foundation, as $1 per ticket sold at each of the following is contributed to the Rex Foundation:

Moonalice kicks off its month-long Rex Caravan Tour on March 25th in Bakersfield, CA

Five Eyed Hand continues its Rex Caravan California shows on March 27th in San Francisco, CA

Passion Presents features Steve Kimock Crazy Engine on March 31 and April 1 in Eureka, CA

Reflections Band does another Rex Musical Caravan show on April 16th at Mexicali Live in Teaneck, NJ

On the Bus Band joins the Caravan on May 17th at the Virginia Brewing Company in Winchester, VA

Desert Rocks Music Festival is part of the Caravan May 22-24 in Moab, Utah

We thank all the musicians and their fans for being part of the Rex Musical Caravan to further what the Grateful Dead started 25 years ago and demonstrate the power of the musical community to support grass roots philanthropy.  Let us know if you want to be part of the Caravan.

This is a particularly important time to celebrate how we as a philanthropic community can support the vital work of grassroots non-profits.  As we depict with the Rex Community Caravan, $5 or more in contributions can add up quickly to make a positive difference.  Check out all the great programs the Rex Foundation has supported thanks to your generous contributions.

Thank you for your on-going support and connection.  We look forward to all that we can do together.

Rex Update on The Dead Charity Tickets

The excellent tickets for each show of The Dead Tour designated to support the Furthur Foundation, Rex Foundation and Unbroken Chain Foundation are just about ready for distribution.  Here is the official ticket announcement presented by each charity.  Thank you for your generous support of the charities as you plan your attendance at the different shows along the Tour!
 
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  • New Mimi Fishman Foundation Auction Going On Now!

    Up North Music and Art Festival - Meet and Greet Bobby- for the Grateful Web

    The Mimi Fishman Foundation has launched another in their continuing series of on-line charity auctions.  The auction can be found at http://www.mimifishman.org/auctions

    All proceeds from the auction will go to the Delta Gamma Center for Children With Visual Impairments as part of their capital campaign.  Specifically the money raised will be directed towards the Music Therapy room in the Centers new building.  The Music Therapy program supports children from birth to three years of age who are visually impaired.

    The auction concludes July 22, 2008.  Auction items include:

    ·       Meet/Greet with Bob Weir and VIP Passes for the Up North Music Festival

    ·       Phish Posters

    ·       Dave Matthews Band Ticket/Pass Package

    ·       Mike Gordon Tix/Signed CD Package

    ·       Scramble Campbell Artwork

    ·       Signed Posters by moe. Tickets to moe.down

    ·       Phish Doniac Schvice Package

    ·       One-of-a-kind Red Rocks Michael Kang Memento (benefits Kang's "Our Future Now" charity)

    ·       And more…..

    Rex Foundation: Summer Festivals, Limited VIP Tix & More

    The Allman Brothers in support of Rex- for the Grateful Web

    The Rex Foundation would like to thank the following festivals for including us as one of their non-profits at their 2008 Summer Festivals!   It is with collective efforts we are able to give back to the communities in their areas.  We encourage everyone to attend these festivals and tell them... Rex sent me!

    The 2008 Rex Musical Caravan keeps growing and we still have a limited number of VIP tickets left for the upcoming summer shows where RatDog tours with Gov't Mule and then with the Allman Brothers Band.  Enjoy access to top-priced, reserved seating tickets at the shows listed below, while also supporting the Rex Foundation.  Each ticket price noted includes a $50 charitable contribution.

    RatDog with Gov't Mule at the Mountain Winery, Saratoga, CA

    Wednesday, July 9th - SOLD OUT

    Thursday, July 10th - SOLD OUT

    RatDog with the Allman Brothers Band:

    Wednesday, August 13th, Jones Beach, Wantagh, NY 

    These tickets at $210 each include a special party before and during the concert with food and beverages, along with VIP Parking.  Theresa and Sandy look forward to seeing you and joining in on the fun.

    Saturday, August 16th, Tweeter Center, Mansfield, MA - $113 per ticket

    Friday, August 22nd, Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands PAC, Canandaigua, NY - $115 per ticket

    Saturday, August 23rd, Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ - $131 per ticket

    Saturday, August 30th, Red Rocks, Denver, CO - $113 per ticket

    Click here to order tickets or call the Rex Foundation office at 415-561-3134.

    Check out Sandy Sohcot's blog posting about The World As It Could Be human rights education project.  Post your own comments and consider forwarding to others who might be interested in this project.

    Keller Williams "Rex" Download Reviews?  If you have downloaded this album and have any comments, please post your review on the Rex blog page.  Rex is anxious to hear your thoughts.

    Whether we cross paths at one of the Summer Festivals, Jones Beach or in cyberspace, we look forward to traveling the world of giving together with you.  Check out Rex's web site to see what you help make happen.  Climb aboard the Rex Community Caravan and together we can further what the Grateful Dead started in 1983.

    Rex Foundation: Limited VIP Tix for Upcoming Summer Shows

    photos by Phil Emma- for the Grateful Web

    The 2008 Rex Musical Caravan keeps growing, as we announce the availability of a limited number of VIP tickets for the upcoming summer shows where RatDog tours first with Gov't Mule and then with the Allman Brothers Band.  Enjoy access to top-priced, reserved seating tickets at the shows listed below, while also supporting the Rex Foundation.  Each ticket price noted includes a $50 charitable contribution.

    RatDog with Gov't Mule at the Mountain Winery, Saratoga, CA

    Wednesday, July 9th - $115 per ticket

    Thursday, July 10th - $115 per ticket

    RatDog with the Allman Brothers Band:

    Wednesday, August 13th, Jones Beach, Wantagh, NY - These tickets at $210 each includes a special party before and during the concert with food and beverages, along with VIP Parking.  Theresa and Sandy look forward to seeing you and joining in on the fun.

    Saturday, August 16th, Tweeter Center, Mansfield, MA - $113 per ticket

    Friday, August 22nd, Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands PAC, Canandaigua, NY - $115 per ticket

    Saturday, August 23rd, Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ - $131 per ticket

    Saturday, August 30th, Red Rocks, Denver, CO - $113 per ticket

    To order tickets call the Rex Foundation office at 415-561-3134.

    Join us this Saturday, May 31st: New Monsoon with Special Guest Albino! At The Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, where $1 per ticket sold benefits the Rex Foundation.   There will also be a silent auction of fun and unique items.

    Click here for ticket details  |  Listen to New Monsoon on our Myspace page

    This weekend (May 30-June 1), if you're at the Mountain Jam Festival, be sure to check out the Rex Jam during the RatDog performance that will demonstrate the power of the Rex Community Caravan.  Proceeds from the Rex Jam will support the Family of Woodstock music and arts program for youth.  This will be the first of a great summer of Rex Jams at upcoming festivals, all to be announced shortly.

    Because of supporters like you, our combined efforts for positive social change, social justice and social responsibility can become a reality today and for future generations.  Check out our web site to see what you help make happen.  Climb aboard the Rex Community Caravan and together we can further what the Grateful Dead started in 1983.

    Trey's 'Original Boardwalk Style' Streets June, 10th, 2008

    "Original Boardwalk Style" will be released on Rubber Jungle Records on June 10th, 2008.