Jerry Garcia Family & Rex Foundation Announce ‘Daze Between’ Livestream Event
The Jerry Garcia Family and the Grateful Dead’s Rex Foundation announced a livestream event, Daze Between. The inaugural nine-day online happening spans the days between Jerry Garcia’s birthday (August 1) and the day he died (August 9), and celebrates the life, legacy and music of the legendary artist.
Daze Between will feature past performances from the Grateful Dead, Dead & Company, Bob Weir & The Campfire Band and more. The event will also include an online auction of Grateful Dead memorabilia including a guitar autographed by Bob Weir, copies of Jay Blakesberg’s books of photography, a complete set of Jerry Garcia-inspired posters from Chuck Sperry and more, along with a screening of the 2012 concert film Move Me Brightly which celebrated Jerry Garcia’s 70th birthday.
Additionally, Daze Between will see new and archival performances from ALO, Andy Thorn, Amigo the Devil, Amos Lee, Circles Around The Sun, Dark Star Orchestra, David Grisman, Del McCoury Band, Della Mae, From Good Homes, Fruition, Giant Panda Guerrilla Dub Squad, Goose, Graham Nash, Greensky Bluegrass, Greg Errico, Hiss Golden Messenger, Hot Tuna, Jackie Greene, Jason Crosby, Katie Skene, Keller Williams, Kitchen Dwellers, Leslie Mendelson, Lettuce ft. Melvin Seals, Marco Benevento, Midnight North, Molly Tuttle, Nicki Bluhm, Peter Rowan, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Railroad Earth, Roots of Creation, Ross James, Sandy Rothman, Seth Walker, Scott Law, Tejon Street Corner Thieves, The Infamous Stringdusters, The Record Company, Travelin’ McCourys, Twiddle, Tyler Grant & Lindsay Lou, Yonder Mountain String Band and more.
Proceeds from the event will benefit The Rex Foundation, the nonprofit formed by the Grateful Dead in 1984 and named after a beloved GD roadie who “died an untimely death in the 70s.” Here’s what Jerry had to say about the organization:
We found ourselves in the dilemma of not having the time to do enough benefits for the things that we were interested in supporting or helping, or any good cause that presented itself. The people that come to ask their local rock and roll band for help are the forgotten people, believe me. If you have to call the Grateful Dead for assistance, you’re definitely falling between the cracks. It’s a matter of conscience. If you feel like you like to do things that help and that it isn’t particularly difficult to do so, it’s a matter of choices. So that’s why we started the Rex Foundation.
Daze Between will stream across a number of platforms including right here on the JamBase Livestreams Calendar with a home base on the Daze Between website. A complete schedule for the event arrives on July 31.