Jerry Garcia 75th Birthday Concert Series Announced

first_imgThe Jerry Garcia Family recently announced a blowout celebration for Jerry Garcia‘s 75th birthday at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on August 4th, 2017. The evening, simply dubbed “Jerry Garcia 75th Birthday Concert,” will feature performances by Bob Weir’s Campfire Band and The Jerry Garcia 75th Birthday Band, a special collaboration featuring Melvin Seals, Jackie LaBranch, and Gloria Jones of Jerry Garcia Band as well as Oteil Burbridge (Dead & Company), Kamasi Washington, Tom Hamilton (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead; American Babies), Duane Trucks (Widespread Panic) and more. Today, the Jerry Garcia Family has announced that the Jerry Garcia 75th Birthday Concert celebration will continue with five additional concert events in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Nashville, Brooklyn, and Burlington.The newly added celebrations are anchored by the 15th annual Jerry Day in at the Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre in San Francisco’s McLaren Park on August 6th featuring Melvin Seals and the JGB, Stu Allen, and Mars Hotel, and Midnight North. Jerry Day is free to attend, however donations are gladly accepted.On August 1, at the Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles, Aquarium Drunkard and the Jerry Garcia Family will present Grateful Shred and Friends, a collective of Southern California’s premiere session players including members of Circles Around The Sun, The Western Stars, Mapache, and more. Expect an evening built on a foundation of the Grateful Dead’s country-Americana classics of the early seventies, but reverently spanning the entire history of the Dead.On August 1, the Brooklyn Bowl will host NYC’s celebration with The Garcia Project performing a full, classic Jerry Garcia Band set list  from 1976-1995 and Andy Falco (of the Infamous Stringdusters) & Friends presenting a special performance of Garcia & Grisman’s The Pizza Tapes.On August 1, the Burlington celebration will occur at the Higher Ground Ballroom and feature an all-star cast of local musicians. The evening’s line-up and program will be announced shortly, but expect an evening centered around the music of the Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia Band, and more.On August 2, a collection of Nashville’s finest musicians will present Ain’t No Place I’d Rather Be at the Basement East in Nashville, TN. The collective will explore the expansive Garcia Songbook with portions of the evening dedicated to Garcia’s many solo projects and work with the Grateful Dead. Additional details and line-up to be announced shortly.For more information on the upcoming events, head to the Jerry Garcia website.last_img read more