Jerry Garcia Tribute Concert Airs This Weekend

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The broadcast premiere of Dear Jerry: Celebrating The Music of Jerry Garcia, created and produced by Blackbird Presents and the Jerry Garcia Family, will air this Saturday, August 19, on AXS TV at 9 p/m. ET. The premiere of Dear Jerry is in conjunction with AXS TV’s Summer of Love programming, a month-long music event honoring that era’s most important artists.

According to a press release, “On May 14, 2015, a remarkable array of musical artists from rock, folk, R&B, reggae, bluegrass, and country converged on Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland, for a once-in-a-lifetime concert event taping to pay tribute to the enduring musical and cultural legacy of the late Jerry Garcia, one of the most influential and beloved musicians of the modern era.”

The two-and-a-half-hour concert film and companion audio recordings feature over 20 performances from this event by Phil Lesh and Communion, Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann’s Billy and the Kids, Mickey Hart, Eric Church, Jimmy Cliff, the Disco Biscuits, Peter Frampton, David Grisman, Jorma Kaukonen, Los Lobos, Buddy Miller, moe., O.A.R., Grace Potter, Allen Toussaint, Trampled By Turtles, Widespread Panic, and Yonder Mountain String Band.

The cast of Dear Jerry

The concert film includes some of Garcia’s most beloved songs like “Touch of Grey,” “Friend of the Devil,” “Sugaree,” “Uncle John’s Band,” “St. Stephen,” “The Wheel,” and many others, all captured and presented in HD with true Dolby 5.1 surround stereo. The full-length film and accompanying live album are available now on iTunes, Amazon, and at

Dear Jerry: Celebrating The Music of Jerry Garcia was created and produced by the Jerry Garcia Family and Keith Wortman, CEO ofBlackbird Presents. Producer and music director Don Was presided over the all-star house band which included: Buddy Miller, Audley Freed, Sam Bush, Raymond Weber, Matthew Rollings, Russell Pahl, and the McCrary Sisters.


Watch the full-length trailer of Dear Jerry

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