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Jerry Garcia

Honoring Jerry Garcia's little-known past with Jerry Day

Jul 24, 2018
Used by permission from CC Flickr account humboldthead

 

You might expect that a Jerry Garcia-themed event in San Francisco would be founded by a Deadhead. You know, a stereotypical Grateful Dead mega-fan who followed the band around the country for years, dropping acid, wearing tie-dye, and talking about world peace.

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Today at 5pm Kevin will observe Jerry Day tomorrow in McLaren Park, and we'll hear some Broadside Ballads that may inspire the Festival of Protest Music later this month at Cedar & Bonita in Berkeley.


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