Jerry Garcia

That the Grateful Dead’s music has remained a source of joy and inspiration for an ever-growing audience now 25 years after the passing of Jerry Garcia is simply one of life’s modern mysteries.  But the endurance of the band’s Rex Foundation, still making charitable grants and effecting change—that’s a miracle.  The band was its sole source of income, but in the years since Garcia, other bands, along with Dead Heads themselves, have stepped forward to celebrate and suppor

For the first time in six months, Melvin Seals & JGB return to the stage for a very special one-night event, "Cats On The Bandstand: A Very Melvin Birthday Show.” 

“We will get by. We will survive.” The lyrics to the Grateful Dead’s 1987 single, "Touch of Grey" ring true today for people around the world.

“Jerry Dance Party is a chance for music lovers to experience the mind-bending marriage of cutting-edge audio-visual technology with the timeless music of the Grateful Dead.” - concert promoter and Relix publisher Peter Shapiro.

From its inception, The Jerry Dance Party has brought together the best of Jerry Garcia live catalog, from his extensive and wide ranging career with the Grateful Dead to his work with Old & In The Way, Jerry Garcia Band, Merl Saunders, John Kahn, New Riders of the Purple Sage and many more.

Today, Nashville-by-way-of-New England singer/songwriter Glenn Thomas shares his version of The Grateful Dead’s “Black Muddy River” to commemorate “Jerry Week.” “The beginning of August serves as a memorial for fans of the Dead,” says Mother Church Pew in the song’s premiere. “It marks both the birth and death of the band’s iconic frontman, Jerry Garcia—August 1st and 9th respectively. Sometimes called ‘Jerry Week,’ fans connect with their passion for the beloved artist not ju

Tessemae’s, the flavor-forward, organic fresh food company, today announced a brand-new partnership with the Jerry Garcia Family. With a strong team connection and desire to push the boundaries of “traditional” health food, the partnership’s first co-branded collaboration is a saucy tribute to the rock legend: Cosmic Jerry Sauce. The new product combines clean eating with creative flavors, using a blend of honey, mustard and buffalo sauce with a hint of rich umami.

Garcia Birthday Band - Playin' On Demand For Jerry's Birthday!

In honor of Jerry Garcia’s birthday (8/1/42), Poolside released their cover of “Shakedown Street.”  The song’s meaning has been notoriously vague, stumping Deadheads. Some speculate the famed, 1978 tune is about Club Front, the Grateful Dead’s, San Rafael recording studio and all the drama that ensued there. Others attribute the lyrics, as perhaps, focusing on the decay of inner-cities. Of course, as any fan knows, the title came to refer to the parking lot scene before and after shows. Poolside’s accompanying music video spotlights the setting well, sparking fond memories.

On Saturday, August 1, artists across genres and generations will celebrate the 78th birthday of the late Jerry Garcia. FANS will present a 12-hour free livestream featuring artists that have played Peter Shapiro's Dayglo Presents venues, including The Capitol Theatre, Brooklyn Bowl Williamsburg, Brooklyn Bowl Vegas, and LOCKN'.

Poolside is celebrating Jerry Garcia’s birthday this Saturday with a magical new version of the Grateful Dead’s classic “Shakedown Street,” available now at all DSPs and streaming services; the track is joined by an equally celebratory companion video, directed by filmmaker Bill Heffley and streaming now at the official Poolside YouTube channel.

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