Additional Jerry Garcia 75th Birthday Celebration Shows Added In Brooklyn, LA, VT, SF & Nashville
As we previously reported on August 4, the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado will host a special concert honoring the 75th birthday of Grateful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia, which will be headlined by Bob Weir & The Campfire Band. Earlier today the Jerry Garcia Family announced that it will present five additional concerts around the country to honor Garcia, who was born on August 1, 1942 and died on August 9, 1995.
The shows, which will take place in Brooklyn, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Nashville, will all celebrate the late-Garcia’s music in different ways. The LA show will take it’s inspiration from the Dead’s cosmic-Americana period, while Brooklyn Bowl will host a show that focuses on the music of the Jerry Garcia Band and a special performance by Andy Falco (Infamous Stringdusters) of Garcia and David Grisman’s recordings that were released as The Pizza Tapes.
Higher Ground will host Burlington’s celebration, which will see an all-star band of local musician playing both Dead and JGB classics. In the Music City, the Basement East will host ‘Ain’t No Place I’d Rather Be,’ which will see Nashville musicians interpreting Garcia’s songbook. Finally, San Francisco will host it’s 15th annual Jerry Day, featuring performances from Melvin Seals and the JGB, Stu Allen and Mars Hotel, and Midnight North.
Here’s the full description of each of the additional shows:
August 1 – Aquarium Drunkard and the Jerry Garcia Family Present: Grateful Shred and Friends – Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA
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, & more, on August 1st at the Teragram Ballroom. 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.
August 1 – The Jerry Garcia Family & Brooklyn Bowl Present: Jerry Garcia 75th Birthday Celebration feat. The Garcia Project, Andy Falco (of Infamous Stringdusters) & Friends + more! – Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NY
The Brooklyn Bowl will host NYC’s celebration on August 1st with The Garcia Project exploring the music of the Jerry Garcia Band and Andy Falco (of the Infamous Stringdusters) & Friends presenting a special performance of Garcia & Grisman’s The Pizza Tapes.
August 1- The Jerry Garcia Family Presents: Jerry Garcia 75th Birthday Celebration – Higher Ground Ballroom – S. Burlington, VT
Burlington’s celebration will occur at the Higher Ground Ballroom on August 1st and feature an all-star cast of local musicians. The evening’s line-up & program will be announced shortly, but expect an evening centered around the music of the Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia Band and much more!
August 2 – The Jerry Garcia Family Presents: Ain’t No Place I’d Rather Be: Jerry Garcia’s 75th Birthday Celebration – Basement East – E. Nashville, TN
A collection of Nashville’s finest musicians will present Ain’t No Place I’d Rather Be on August 2nd 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!
August 6 – The 15th Annual Jerry Day featuring Melvin Seals and the JGB, Stu Allen & Mars Hotel and Midnight North – Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre – McLaren Park – San Francisco, CA
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 a free to attend, however donations are gladly accepted.