The Avett Brothers have released a video and a sneak peak of songs to be performed for their extraordinary upcoming concert event Dear Jerry: This Is 30! featuring special guest Warren Haynes, one of two concerts honoring the music of Jerry Garcia coming to the DC/VA/MD area on October 14 and 15.
The once-in-a-lifetime concert event, produced by Blackbird Presents and the Jerry Garcia Family, will commemorate the 30th anniversary of Garcia's historic return to the concert stage by recreating a classic Jerry Garcia Band show from October 1986, plus performances of additional Garcia classics. The set list includes some of Jerry's most beloved songs and covers, including Mission in the Rain, Rubin And Cherise, Run for the Roses and Tangled Up in Blue.
"Jerry Garcia was one of the greatest interpreters of the modern American songbook. We are thrilled to perform these songs for Garcia, Grateful Dead and Avett Brothers fans at this very special concert event," said Seth Avett of The Avett Brothers. "It's always special anytime I get to perform with The Avett Brothers but being able to collaborate with them in performing this special Garcia show takes this to a whole different level," added legendary guitarist/vocalist Warren Haynes (Allman Brothers/Gov't Mule/The Dead).
Dear Jerry: This Is 30! will take place Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Fairfax, VA's EagleBank Arena at George Mason University. Tickets starting at $19.86 are on sale now via ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000and all Ticketmaster locations. For complete details go to http://dearjerrytwo.com/thisis30.
Dear Jerry: Let's Play 2 concert events kick off Friday, October 14, 2016 at Washington, DC's DAR Constitution Hall with an evening of performances highlighting material famously played by Garcia throughout his remarkable three-decade career. Jerry Uncovered: Exploring Jerry Garcia Through the JGB Songbook, a once-in-a-lifetime concert event, will showcase Garcia's voluminous range of styles, spanning rock to R&B, bluegrass to blues, with GRAMMY® Award-winning guitarist/vocalist Warren Haynes (Gov't Mule, The Allman Brothers Band, The Dead) and GRAMMY® Award-winning producer Don Was serving as Music Directors, along with a stacked lineup that includes Alison Krauss, Jamey Johnson, John Medeski and Raymond Weber.
EXPLORING JERRY GARCIA THROUGH THE JGB SONGBOOK
OCTOBER 14 AT DAR CONSTITUTION HALL, WASHINGTON, DC
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THIS IS 30!
A FULL PERFORMANCE OF A CLASSIC
JERRY GARCIA BAND SHOW FROM OCTOBER 1986 & MORE
OCTOBER 15 AT EAGLEBANK ARENA, FAIRFAX, VA
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