Rex Foundation is pleased to announce that its annual benefit concert is going virtual this year, being held on December 12, 2020 at 7pm EST, with a VIP pre-show hosted by Trixie Garcia & Garcia Hand Picked beginning at 6pm EST.
For over a decade, Rex Foundation has gathered at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA to celebrate the year’s grantees and the Rex community’s efforts to support organizations doing great work across the globe.
This year’s event, Ain’t No Time to Hate, will pay tribute to the 50-year anniversary of the Grateful Dead’s Workingman’s Dead, featuring a selection of artists performing songs from the record, providing fans a completely new take on the album experience. Participating artists include Bob Weir & Wolf Bros. featuring Don Was, Jay Lane, Jeff Chimenti and Greg Leisz, as well as Margo Price, Lucius, Jackie Greene and Nikole Atkins backed by the rhythm section from Muscle Shoals Studios, the Swampers.
Prior to the Workingman’s Dead tribute, viewers will have a chance to learn firsthand about Rex’s impact in 2020, including grantee stories and a curated selection of music from Daze Between, this summer’s 9-day virtual live stream celebrating the life and legacy of Jerry Garcia. The show will close out with a late-night performance from the Arrows of Neon, featuring music by Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz, Reed Mathis, Jay Lane and Mookie Siegel and special guests, broadcasted from Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, CA,
Additionally, viewers will have the option to dive into an intimate VIP pre-show in Trixie Garcia’s Lounge hosted by Garcia Hand Picked, the new cannabis line created in collaboration by the Garcia family and Holistic Industries, a private multi-state cannabis operator in the U.S.
“The Rex Foundation is pleased to welcome the support of Garcia’s Hand Picked as a sponsor for Ain’t No Time to Hate. Jerry was a founder of the Rex Foundation and his family remains integral part of what the Rex Foundation mission is all about. I know he is smiling down on all of us with a sense of pride and amusement at all we have been able to accomplish together,” says Rex Foundation’s Executive Director Cameron Sears
As a kickoff for the event and in honor of Giving Tuesday, Rex Foundation is hosting a live Grateful Dead trivia event tonight, hosted by famed Grateful Dead archivist, David Lemieux. Tonight’s trivia will start at 5:00 PM PT, and will be made available free to view and participate on Rex Foundation’s Facebook page. Prizes will be awarded to the top 5 winners, and include tickets to the Ain’t No Time to Hate stream on December 12, Grateful Dead licensed merchandise from Section 119, and 3-CD sets of Workingman’s Dead and American Beauty.
Tickets and more information on VIP experiences can be found at https://www.rexbenefit.org