Greek Theatre | UC Berkeley

The time is almost here! Join the fun the weekend of July 13th at The Greek Theatre in Berkeley to celebrate Rex Foundation's 40 years of community, connection, and grant-making. We have an incredible lineup featuring Dark Star Orchestra and Melvin Seals and JGB, perfect for commemorating this milestone with the music that has brought us together for decades.

"'Cause your soul’s sweet song’s still singin’,” Susan Tedeschi sang in the Tedeschi Trucks Band set opener on May 31, a heartwarming song of hope and a tribute to the late band keyboardist Kofi Burbridge, who passed away five years back. The 12-piece ensemble’s performance was musically elegant, dazzling, and exciting. Myriad layers and complexities of melodies, rhythms, and extended jams merged and blossomed during each song.

The Grateful Dead performed at more benefits than they can count, to the point where they (amazingly!) got organized and created the Rex Foundation 40 years ago in 1984. Each year thereafter they would play shows for Rex, rendering unto the common good – small nonprofits that benefited society in the realms of the environment, arts, Native American issues, and education. This year they will celebrate grants that now total over ten million dollars given to over 1,400 grantees, a proud benchmark.

Last week, Phish made their long awaited return to the William Randolph Hearst Greek Theatre, better known as The Greek, and as expected, turned out three great nights of playing in one of northern California’s most reputable and intimate venues. Sitting at the crown of UC Berkeley with its iconic columns and a long history of incredible performances, the 8500 phans who got to witness magic incarnate once again danced and left floating on cloud nine, enraptured in jam and joy.

Venerable Grateful Dead co-founder Bob Weir led an epic spectacular on July 24, overseeing an ensemble performance at the legendary Greek Theatre on the University of California Berkeley campus.

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