Oakland A’s Hosting Last Jerry Garcia Night Before Departure From Bay Area

Special ticket packages include a ticket to the game against the Orioles, access to a pre-game concert featuring Stu Allen & The Mars Hotel and an event-specific hat.

By Scott Bernstein Jun 19, 2024 8:18 am PDT

MLB team the Oakland Athletics will honor late Bay Area musician Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia with “Jerry Garcia Night” at the Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 5. Special ticket packages are available that includes a ticket to the A’s’ game against the Baltimore Orioles, access to a pre-game concert featuring Stu Allen & Mars Hotel and an event-specific corduroy hat.

Furthur vocalist Sunshine Becker will sing the national anthem before the game at Oakland Coliseum on July 5. A portion of proceeds from each ticket sold through the special event link wlll go towards the Rex Foundation.

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The Grateful Dead established the Rex Foundation in 1983 as their non-profit charitable organization. Named after GD roadie/road manager Rex Jackson, who tragically died in 1976, the Rex Foundation has contributed millons of dollars over the years to such causes as music and arts education programs, environmental conservation and sustainability initiatives, social justice and human rights advocacy as well as community development and support services.

An auction is currently underway for the Rex Foundation’s “1st Pitch Prize Pack.” The winner will be able throw out the ceremonial first pitch on “Jerry Garcia Night” and gets four MVP Infield tickets to the game as well as participate in a photo opportunity and receive four Jerry Night t-shirts and hats. The auction ends on Monday, June 24.

2024 will be the A’s last year playing in Oakland. The team will move to West Sacramento, California for the 2025 – 2027 seasons (with an option for 2028) while their new home is built in Las Vegas. “Oakland” will be dropped from the team’s name starting next year.

Head to this link to purchase special “Jerry Garcia Night” ticket packages.

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