On Saturday, August 1, artists across genres and generations will celebrate the 78th birthday of the late Jerry Garcia. FANS will present a 12-hour free livestream featuring artists that have played Peter Shapiro's Dayglo Presents venues, including The Capitol Theatre, Brooklyn Bowl Williamsburg, Brooklyn Bowl Vegas, and LOCKN'.
The lineup includes Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Furthur, Norah Jones, Los Lobos, Wilco, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead featuring John Mayer, Counting Crows, Dawes, O.A.R., Gov’t Mule, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Jon Fishman, Page McConnell, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Jackie Greene, The Phil Lesh Quintet, The String Cheese Incident, Umphrey’s McGee, Billy Strings, The Record Company, Steel Pulse, Eric Krasno, moe., The Disco Biscuits, Melvin Seals and JGB, Tom Hamilton, Holly Bowling, Joe Russo Presents Hooteroll? + Plus, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Bob Weir and the Campfire Band featuring Steve Kimock, Aaron Dessner, Bryan Devendorf, Scott Devendorf, Jon Shaw, and Josh Kaufman, Grahame Lesh, Nicki Bluhm, Joe Russo, Greensky Bluegrass, The Infamous Stringdusters, Dopapod, Yonder Mountain String Band, Los Colognes, John Kadlecik, Jason Crosby, The Soul Rebels, and more!
Garcia's daughter Trixie Garcia, Andy Bernstein of HeadCount, Peter Shapiro, Keller Williams, Cartez (of Firebirds), Ross James, Alex Koford, Andy Thorn (Leftover Salmon) + Paul Murin, Ross Bogan (ROBOTRIO), ALO, Della Mae, Gary Lambert of the Grateful Dead Channel on SiriusXM, and rock photographer Jay Blakesberg will all make special appearances throughout the event.
The night ends with FANS’ high-interactive Jerry Dance Party — bringing Garcia’s entire career to the dance floor, with the most ripping, psychedelic live tracks. With FANS Be In the Stream technology, viewers have the opportunity to join the dance floor and be featured in the stream, no matter where they're watching.
KEEN — the presenting sponsor of Rock My Soul: A Jerry Garcia Birthday Celebration — announced a partnership with the Jerry Garcia Family, launching a new limited edition collection combining Jerry Garcia’s artwork with KEEN’s iconic Newport sandal and UNEEK sneaker sandal with a portion of sales going to HeadCount, a non-profit that uses the power of music to register voters and participate in democracy. In an environment increasingly dominated by hate, KEEN and the Jerry Garcia Family want to encourage fans to participate in positive change and vote for love in their everyday choices and with their ballots.
"Jerry Garcia’s music helped define a generation's values of togetherness and community. KEEN was founded with similar values of bringing people together and doing the right thing,” said Erik Burbank, KEEN Chief Brand Officer. “It’s hard to imagine a better fitting or more exciting partnership. We’re on a mission to encourage people to take action and foster more love in the world. We see this as an alliance of two originals coming together with shared values to make a difference. We want fans to Vote Love in their everyday actions.”
This all-day livestream is FANS' and KEEN’s way of thanking Jerry Garcia for all the love, light, and joy his life brought to the music community. Jerry enriched the lives of Deadheads around the world, and FANS and KEEN will continue to carry on his legacy.
Fans watching will be encouraged to donate to Rex Foundation. Rex Foundation was created by members of the Grateful Dead and Friends in 1983 as a charitable non-profit organization to proactively provide extensive community support to creative endeavors in the arts, sciences, and education. We’re honored to support their mission to help to secure a healthy environment, promote individuality in the arts, provide support to critical and necessary social services, assist others less fortunate than ourselves, protect the rights of indigenous people and ensure their cultural survival, build a stronger community, and educate children.