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SF’s 2022 “Jerry Day” Free Music Festival + Excelsior Art Walk

Annual free music festival coming August 13th honoring Grateful Dead legend Jerry Garcia
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20th Annual “Jerry Day” Concert Festival + Excelsior After Parties

The Grateful Dead’s iconic bearded lead singer Jerry Garcia had deep roots in San Francisco, having spent his childhood in the Excelsior. After his death, the first “Jerry Day” was held in 2002 to raise money to fix a rundown playground, and an annual music celebration was born. For the festival’s 20th anniversary, enjoy more than six hours of jams and tributes at the amphitheater in McLaren Park that now bears his name. And just like the Dead’s concerts never seemed to end, from 7-10 p.m. the festival leaves the park, spilling into the neighborhood for 11 different after parties, concerts and art installations gracing store-front windows and parklets.       

  • 11:30a – Stu Allen Acoustic – McLaren Park
  • 12:45p – Melvin Seals & JGB – McLaren Park
  • 3pm – Stu Allen & Mars Hotel – McLaren Park
  • 7-10p – Jerry Day After Parties in the Excelsior

Saturday, August 13, 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, McLaren Park, S.F., Free. jerryday.org


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Jerry Day 2022 – 20th Anniversary

Jerry Garcia Amphitheater
McLaren Park, San Francisco


August 13th, 2022
Jerry Day Post Party aka “Jerry Night”- 6pm
Live Music starts at 7pm! 
Near his 1st Childhood home


Dark Horse Inn 
Presented by EOMM and EAG
w / music by Sean Leahy &  Special Guest
Sean Leahy Website:  Click Here

942 Geneva Ave
San Francisco, CA 94112

Other Locations with post Jerry Day entertainment: 

Bottoms Up 
4704 Mission St
w / Hot Mountain Dips! 
Band Website:  

Broken Record   
1166 Geneva Ave
w/ DJ John Da Bomb 
(Classic Rock, Excelsior Soul)

DJ John Da Bomb Facebook Page:  Click Here
Starts at 6pm

4826 Mission St
w/ Silk Road Truckers
(Rock n Roll)
Band Website: 

Recovery Room 
 4528 Mission St
w/ Saint Pigeon
(Dead, Americana)
Band Facebook Page:   Click Here

          The Check In         –
201 Ocean Ave
w/ Maya Castleman
(R&B, Jazz, and Soul)
Artist Website:  https://mayacastleman.com/