Jerry Garcia Foundation with The Garcia Project

Article Contributed by The Garcia Project | Published on Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The Jerry Garcia Foundation in conjunction with The Garcia Project are raising funds for the Historic Memorial Hall in Wilmington, VT

Wilmington, VT – The Jerry Garcia Foundation is donating two limited-edition prints of Jerry Garcia’s artwork to the Historic Memorial Hall, Wilmington, VT. The hall will be auctioning off these limited-edition prints starting September 8, 2016 at the event hosted by THE GARCIA PROJECT. The full proceeds from the auction will go towards restoration projects of the historic hall. 

Bids for the fine art can be placed online when the auction goes live on 9-8-16 and continue until 9-22-16. The pieces can be seen online here:

California Mission by Grateful Dead Guitar Legend, Jerry Garcia - Link: Click here

Wisteria by Grateful Dead Guitar Legend, Jerry Garcia - Link: Click here

The Garcia Project, in conjunction with The Jerry Garcia Foundation, is presenting a very special full, classic Jerry Garcia Band show in its entirety at The Historic Memorial Hall in Wilmington, VT on September 10th, 2016. The art will be framed and on exhibit at The Garcia Project’s event on September 10, 2016. Tickets for this event are on sale online now at: BUY TICKETS HERE

About The Jerry Garcia Foundation

The Jerry Garcia Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, serves to support meaningful causes through the beauty of art and music.The Foundation was established in 2015 as an expression of gratitude, by family members, Manasha and Keelin Garcia, in honor of musician, artist, and visionary,  Jerry Garcia.

“Staying true to Jerry’s values, we embrace the idea that music and art bring great healing to the world.”

The Mission: The Jerry Garcia Foundation supports artistic, environmental  and humanitarian causes. To realize the mission, grants are provided to vetted 501c3 nonprofits in good standing with the IRS. The Foundation engages artists and musicians who wish to share their gifts for the benefit of the greater good.

All board members donate their services as volunteers. Net proceeds benefit the causes supported by the Foundation.

About The Garcia Project:

Mik Bondy formed The Garcia Project in October 2010. His inspiration came from his love for the music of The Jerry Garcia Band and his desire to perform the music authentically. He constructed two Jerry Garcia style guitars that mimic the sounds and tones from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, along with amps and speakers that replicate Jerry Garcia’s sound. In 2011 Kat Walkerson joined the band and elevated the vocals in the band. With her beautiful, soulful voice, her and Bondy’s vocal duets are becoming something of legend. The band also features Bobby Belanger on drums, Dan Crea on bass guitar and Greg Marshall on keyboards. All of the members strive to emulate the vocal stylings, sounds, playing style and feel of any given era of The Jerry Garcia Band. Some have said that The Garcia Project is the "Dark Star Orchestra” of Jerry Garcia Band music.

With classic Jerry Garcia Band arrangements of “Second That Emotion”, “How Sweet It Is”, “Catfish John” and more, the band caters to mainstream audiences and family, as well as capturing the hearts of Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia Band fans. “If you close your eyes you’ll swear you are at a Jerry Garcia Band Show” was penned in an early review of the band and is echoed by many new fans at each show. This is not just a tribute band, but a great band in it’s own rite, with incredible chemistry and musicianship.

Melvin Seals, keyboardist of The Jerry Garcia Band has performed with The Garcia Project many times. Kat Walkerson was chosen to perform a few shows signing with Melvin Seals and JGB before she joined The Garcia Project.  

The Garcia Project faithfully channels and projects the feelings, emotions and music that propelled the Jerry Garcia Band and the fans through many years of musical bliss. It’s about family, soul searching, rejoicing, contemplating, celebrating, seeking truth and loving one another.

Sept. 10    HISTORIC MEMORIAL HALL • Wilmington, VT
Sept. 16    STADIUM THEATRE • Woonsocket, RI
Sept. 24    ROCHESTER OPERA HOUSE • Rochester, NH
Sept. 30    THE MADISON THEATER • Albany, NY 
  Oct. 15    Oneonta Theatre • Oneonta, NY
  Oct. 21    BICKFORD THEATRE • Morristown, NJ
  Oct. 22    THE ACOUSTIC • Bridgeport, CT