Our annual celebration was born in response to the Bush Administration’s attack on our collective garden. In 2002, thirty armed DEA agents raided the home of WAMM founders, Mike and Valerie Corral, arresting them at gunpoint. Agents then used chainsaws to hack down the garden.
What We Did Next
Ten days after the raid, WAMM members responded by having a meeting on the steps of City Hall and provided free medical marijuana to our members. Fortified by the support of our community, WAMM, the Santa Cruz City Council, and the County Board of Supervisors joined in a lawsuit to stop the aggression of the federal government. The raid was intended to be a blow from which we could never recover; instead it prompted us into action.
WAMMfest Lives On!
WAMMfest is a way to say thank you to the city of Santa Cruz and the community as a whole for all the support throughout the years. It's also an event to enrich awareness and promote the civil liberties of sick and dying patients through medical marijuana, and a fundraiser to help us continue the services that we have been provided since 1993.
Join Us This Year!
Join us on October 22, 2011, from 12:00 to 6:00 at San Lorenzo Park, Duck Island, in the beautiful Santa Cruz, California.
The Moonalice Legend
Moonalice is a band of seasoned musicians who feel that live music should be a communal experience where the listener and musicians feed and derive inspiration from each other. Their songs try to speak to everyone, mixing a variety of genres with extended musical improvisations that evoke a sense of adventure and exploration.
John Molo: Drums, Vocals (Bruce Hornsby & The Range, John Fogerty, Phil Lesh & Friends, The Other Ones).
Barry Sless: Lead Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar, Bass (Phil Lesh & Friends, David Nelson Band, Kingfish, Cowboy Jazz).
Roger McNamee: Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, Bass Guitar. (Guff, The Engineers, Random Axes, Flying Other Brothers)
Ann McNamee< Keyboards, Vocals (Flying Other Brothers, Ann Atomic)
Pete Sears: Keyboards, Guitar, Vocals, Bass (Sam Gopal Dream, Rod Stewart, original Jefferson Starship, Hot Tuna, John Lee Hooker).
Big Steve Parish: Road Scholar, Medicine Man, Story Teller. (Grateful Dead crew for 26 years, co-founder of Jerry Garcia Band)
You can watch nearly every Moonalice concert live on MoonaliceTV. Most of the shows are available via satellite and HTML 5, which means you can watch them from a smart phone without an app.