Dear Jerry: This Is 30! Starring The Avett Brothers & Special Guest Warren Haynes
October 13, 2016
The Avett Brothers have released a video and a sneak peak of songs to be performed for their extraordinary upcoming concert event Dear Jerry: This Is 30! featuring special guest Warren Haynes, one of two concerts honoring the music of Jerry Garcia coming to the DC/VA/MD area on October 14 and 15. The once-in-a-lifetime concert event, produced by Blackbird Presents and the Jerry Garcia Family, will commemorate the 30th anniversary of Garcia’s historic return to the concert stage by recreating a classic Jerry Garcia Band show from October 1986, plus performances of additional Garcia classics. The set list includes some of Jerry’s most beloved songs and covers, including Mission in the Rain, Rubin And Cherise, Run for the Roses, and Tangled Up in Blue.
“Jerry Garcia was one of the greatest interpreters of the modern American songbook. We are thrilled to perform these songs for Garcia, Grateful Dead and Avett Brothers fans at this very special concert event,” said Seth Avett of The Avett Brothers. “It’s always special anytime I get to perform with The Avett Brothers but being able to collaborate with them in performing this special Garcia show takes this to a whole different level,” added legendary guitarist/vocalist Warren Haynes (Allman Brothers/Gov’t Mule/The Dead).
Dear Jerry: This Is 30! will take place Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Fairfax, VA’s EagleBank Arena at George Mason University. Tickets starting at $19.86 are on sale now via ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800- 745-3000 and all Ticketmaster locations. For complete details go to http://dearjerrytwo.com/thisis30.
Dear Jerry: Let’s Play 2 concert events kick off Friday, October 14, 2016 at Washington, DC’s DAR Constitution Hall with an evening of performances highlighting material famously played by Garcia throughout his remarkable three-decade career. Jerry Uncovered: Exploring Jerry Garcia Through the JGB Songbook, a once-in-a-lifetime concert event, will showcase Garcia’s voluminous range of styles, spanning rock to R&B, bluegrass to blues, with GRAMMY® Award-winning guitarist/vocalist Warren Haynes (Gov’t Mule, The Allman Brothers Band, The Dead) and GRAMMY® Award-winning producer Don Was serving as Music Directors, along with a stacked lineup that includes Alison Krauss, Jamey Johnson, John Medeski and Raymond Weber.
EXPLORING JERRY GARCIA THROUGH THE JGB SONGBOOK OCTOBER 14 AT DAR CONSTITUTION HALL, WASHINGTON, DC Warren Haynes
THIS IS 30!
A FULL PERFORMANCE OF A CLASSIC
JERRY GARCIA BAND SHOW FROM OCTOBER 1986 & MORE OCTOBER 15 AT EAGLEBANK ARENA, FAIRFAX, VA
The Avett Brothers
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ABOUT BLACKBIRD PRESENTS
Blackbird Presents is a global media company that produces premium content via a range of strategies including large-scale concert events, broadcast series, music releases, and music festivals featuring major music stars across all genres and demographics creating unforgettable content.
Blackbird’s recent concert events include Dear Jerry: Celebrating The Music of Jerry Garcia, The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson, Imagine: John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert, Outlaw: Celebrating The Music of Waylon Jennings, I’ll Take You There: Celebrating 75 Years of Mavis Staples, The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: Celebrating Mac and His Music and All My Friends: Celebrating The Songs and Voice of Gregg Allman, the latter of which earned a 2014 GRAMMY® Award nomination for Gregg Allman and Taj Mahal’s awe-inspiring performance of “Statesboro Blues.” Blackbird Presents is the creator and producer of the Outlaw Music Festival and the American Roots Music & Arts Festival. Keith Wortman is the Founder & CEO of Blackbird Presents.
For more information, please visit: http://blackbirdpresents.com
ABOUT JERRY GARCIA
Jerry Garcia (1942-1995) created an unparalleled legacy across the American landscape, most notably in his role as a founding member, singer, songwriter and lead guitarist of the Grateful Dead. Garcia’s unmistakable guitar tone enchanted multitudes of “Deadheads” throughout the band’s 30-year career and beyond. His work with the Jerry Garcia Band, Old and in the Way, Legion of Mary, Garcia/Grisman and projects with Merl Saunders only scratch at the surface of his musical influences as he set out to master the Great American Songbook. In June of 2015, Garcia and Robert Hunter’s collaborative partnership will be recognized with an induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Unequivocally devoted to the craft of music, Garcia continues to inspire future generations through the body of work he has left behind and his creative spirit.