Jon McIntire, former manager of the Grateful Dead and New Riders of the Purple Sage, was also a longstanding member of the Rex Board of Directors, continuing for the rest of his life as an active member of the Rex Advisory Board. On Thursday, February 16, 2012, Jon McIntire passed away. We want to honor Jon and the tremendous gifts he has contributed to all of us who have had the privilege and pleasure of knowing him. In early 2001, at the Board meeting to plan the renewal of Rex, we discussed our first benefit that would take place on December 1st. Jon said softly, yet forcefully, "This must be a jewel of an event, tasty in every detail!" Inspired by these words, we look forward to December 1, 2012 being a tribute worthy of Jon's description.
Set up in festive cabaret style with reserved seating on the floor, The Fillmore, with its beauty and iconic connection to the Grateful Dead, sets the stage for this special occasion. At the 6:00 - 7:30 pre-concert reception, guests enjoy hearty finger foods and beverages and the opportunity to reconnect with friends and family. The reception/concert tickets of $250, $500, or $1,000, of which all but $100 is a charitable contribution, will fund Rex Foundation grant making. Special $125 Floor Seating Concert-Only tickets with early doors for the concert are also available. As a special way to celebrate Jon McIntire's ongoing community legacy, all of the Uncle "Jon's" Band $1,000 ticket proceeds will be used to fund grants in Jon's memory. All Uncle "Jon's" Band contributors will be acknowledged on our website as Jon McIntire Grant Funders.
Doors open at 7:30 for the concert, and the music begins at 8:00 p.m. General Admission Concert-Only tickets are $75 and available as of November 4, 2012 only through The Fillmore Box Office and www.thefillmore.com.