Jerry Garcia Tribute Set For Merriweather Post Pavilion May 14th
March 5, 2015 at 9:52 AM (PT)
The 50th anniversary celebration of the GRATEFUL DEAD continues this summer with DEAR JERRY; CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF JERRY GARCIA, which will take place at MERRIWEATHER POST PAVILION in COLUMBIA, MD, on THURSDAY MAY 14th.
This follows the announcement of the GRATEFUL DEAD "FARE THEE WELL' shows JULY 3rd, 4th and 5th at SOLDIER FIELD in CHICAGO, where tickets are reportedly going for $15k apiece (NET NEWS, 1/16).
The concert event will feature performances by: MICKEY HART, BILL KREUTZMANN's BILLY & THE KIDS, BOB WEIR, BRUCE HORNSBY, BUDDY MILLER, DAVID GRISMAN, ERIC CHURCH, JIMMY CLIFF, JORMA KAUKONEN, LOS LOBOS, MOE., O.A.R., RAILROAD EARTH,THE DISCO BISCUITS, TRAMPLED BY TURTLES, WIDESPREAD PANIC and COMMUNION, featuring PHIL LESH, STU ALLEN, GRAHAME LESH, ROSS JAMES, ALEX KOFORD and JASON CROSBY.
Tickets go on sale FRIDAY, MARCH 13th at 10a (ET) via TICKETFLY.COM, by phone at 877-4FLY-TIX or in person at the MERRIEWEATHER POST PAVILION WEST BOX OFFICE.
KEITH WORTMAN is the creator and executive producer of the show, while GRAMMY winner DON WAS will serve as music director of an all-star band backing theperformers at the taping of the show.
"It's exciting to have so many phenomenal artists performing in this special musical tribute to my dad," says TRIXIE GARCIA. "It speaks volumes to JERRY's lasting influence in the ears and hearts of his fans and fellow musicians. Join us in celebrating the legacy that inspired so many."
"JERRY gave his heart, soul, and music to his band mates, fellow musicians, and to millions of fans around the world," said WORTMAN. "I can't think of a more fitting way to kick-off the festivities than by honoring JERRY and his songs at this extraordinary event. I am privileged and humbled to be working with theses artists to deliver such a special event to the fans -- it will be unforgettable."
"JERRY made us fall in love with the possibilities of music," said WAS. "Getting to play his songs with these artists is a dream realized for all of us."
For show details, go to http://dearjerryconcert.com