Jerry Day 2013: Jerry Garcia Tribute Music Fest | McLaren Park
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Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park) | 50 John F Shelley Dr, San Francisco, CA
The 11th Annual Jerry Day on Sunday, August 4, 2013, is an annual civic and cultural event that celebrates one of the greatest rock guitarists of all time and San Francisco native son – Jerry Garcia and his Excelsior roots.
The all day concert and festival takes place at the appropriately named “Jerry Garcia Amphitheater” in McLaren Park. Jam out to live music from an eclectic mix of performers including several who played with Jerry Garcia Band in the ’80s and ’90s.
2013 Jerry Day
Sunday, August 4, 2013 | 11 am start
Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, McLaren Park, SF
2013 Jerry Day Music Lineup
- 3:30 pm: Melvin Seals and JGB has been a powerful presence in the music industry for over 30 years with a long-established reputation as a performer, recording artist, and producer. Melvin is most revered for his powerful, high-spirited, Hammond B-3 organ, and keyboards in the Jerry Garcia Band. Melvin spun his B-3 magic with the Jerry Garcia Band for 18 years and in doing so helped pioneer and define what has now become “Jam Band Music.”
- 1 pm: Stu Allen & Mars Hotel, a tribute band based out of the San Francisco Bay Area, emulates the feel, excitement, and energy of the Grateful Dead at their peak. Filled with jam band veterans and Grateful Dead enthusiasts, this band is sure to please even the most discriminating dead-head.
- Noon: Lonesome Locomotive is driven by remarkable songs that cut across genres and pull on many different emotional strings to create a sound that is layered, direct, and poignant. The music has a feeling of being instantly classic, fresh and danceable all at once. LL steams into jams, but is not a jam band.
- 11:30 am: Garrin Benfield thinks of his original songs as jumping off points into improvisational territory. A solo performer, Garrin creates live, improvised loops wielding only his Martin acoustic and his pedal board. Garrin has been touring nationally for several years and has played at High Sierra Music Festival, the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, and countless clubs, street fairs, and living rooms.
Links: Event detailsCost: FREE
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