‘Can’t Stop The Train – Tribute To Jerry Garcia’ To Benefit Rex Foundation & Jake Peavy Foundation
The Rex Foundation has formed a partnership with the Jake Peavy Foundation and today the pair of non-profits have announced their first benefit concert: Can’t Stop The Train – A Tribute To Jerry Garcia. The all-star concert will take place Wednesday, August 17 at The Fillmore in San Francisco. AT&T Park will host Jerry Garcia Day the next night as the Giants take on the New York Mets.
The lineup for the show features Jackie Greene, Col. Bruce Hampton, Cody Dickinson, Luther Dickinson, Jeff Sipe, Jennifer Hartswick and Jake Peavy & The Outsiders. Peavy is an all-star pitcher for the San Francisco Giants and also is a Deadhead. Special guests will be announced at a later date. “We’re thrilled to be collaborating with Jake Peavy and his Foundation on Can’t Stop the Train, a tribute to Jerry Garcia,” said Cameron Sears, Executive Director of The Rex Foundation. “When I first met Jake I was taken with his love of Jerry’s music and his desire to make a positive impact in everything he does. Can’t Stop the Train will thrill fans of the Giants and Jerry alike and will allow our respective Foundations to fund organizations in the Bay Area that are making a positive difference everyday.”
“Jerry Garcia Day at AT&T [park] is always such a huge event,” said Jake Peavy, founder of the Jake Peavy Foundation. “Coming to play baseball in the Bay Area, and seeing all of the enthusiasm for the Grateful Dead among the Giant’s fanbase…it inspired me to do something for those fans. And what better partnering organization to team up with than the Grateful Dead’s own Rex Foundation. We’re honored to be a part of this event and It’s going to be a very special night.”
General admission tickets will be available for purchase for $60 on Friday, July 8 via www.rexfoundation.org. VIP tickets are also available for $150 per ticket, which includes admission to the pre-show party at 6:30 pm. Mingle with musicians, Jake and his teammates and enjoy an open bar and hors d’oeuvres before the main show. VIP tickets can also be purchased at www.rexfoundation.org.
Watch Jake Peavy & Friends featuring Jackie Greene, Jennifer Hartswick and more cover “Sugaree” at a charity event back in January: