Celebrate Jerry Garcia's 70th @ Beekman Beer Garden in NYC

Article Contributed by Kid Logic | Published on Tuesday, July 31, 2012

On August 1st at the Beekman Beer Garden, Jerry Garcia’s birthday will be celebrated with sets by two artists connected to the Grateful Dead legacy:  7 Walkers, featuring Bill Kreutzmann of the Dead, and guitarist Steve Kimock, who has performed with the Other Ones, Phil Lesh & Friends and RatDog.  Hard-touring Brooklyn-based roots collective Yarn will open the show.  Located within the South Street Seaport, Beekman has an open-air tent for more than 800 people and a 200-ton sand beach for hundreds more, all with a backdrop of the East River, the Brooklyn Skyline, and the Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg bridges.Coming off a wildly successful year of touring, 7 Walkers are a revered combo founded by legendary drummer Bill Kreutzmann that includes guitarist Papa Mali, The Meters’ bassist George Porter, Jr., and multi-instrumentalist Matt Hubbard, known for his work with Willie Nelson.  With nearly all of its songs co-penned by Papa Mali and longtime Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter, 7 Walkers is an electrifying hybrid of classic Bay Area rock and New Orleans funk. Kreutzmann calls it “swampadelic.”  “I can’t believe how much fun I’m having playing with these guys!” adds Kreutzmann, who never missed a gig in the Dead’s 30 years together. “We’re making art together and having the best time.”Steve Kimock is on his first major tour in two years and will be joined by his new band featuring P-Funk keyboardist Bernie Worrell, bassist Andy Hess of Gov’t Mule and the Black Crowes and drummer John Michael Kimock.  The acclaimed bandleader and Dead-family sideman - he is also a member of the Rhythm Devils super group with Kreutzmann - has released a free live EP (available through kimock.com), featuring highlights from his band’s 2012 spring tour, spanning music from his 30-year career.Ticket information: CEG Presents 7 Walkers featuring Bill Kreutzmann of the Grateful Dead, George Porter, Jr. Of the Meters, Papa Mali and Matt HubbardSteve Kimock with Bernie Worrell, Andy Hess and John Morgan KimockWednesday, August 1 7:30 PM EDT (6:30 PM Doors)
 Beekman Beer Garden Beach Club, New York, NY
18 years and over.  The Beekman Beer Barden Beach Club is located at the South Street Seaport.  Early Bird General Admission tickets are $25 advance.  VIP:  $175.  Only 60 VIP tickets available - Very Exclusive.  You MUST be 21+ for access into the VIP area, and valid for 21+ fans.  VIP ticket includes:  Exclusive backstage party area with food & beer all night, premium VIP viewing area for show (next to stage).   Experience will feature an exclusive party area with dinner, beer and private viewing area for show.