As reported, The Rex Foundation has formed a partnership with the Jake Peavy Foundation and recently the pair of non-profits 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 featuring a performance from Moonalice as the Giants take on the New York Mets. Today, Peavy and the Rex Foundation have announced the addition of Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh to the lineup.
The lineup for the show now features Phil Lesh, 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. “We can’t thank Phil enough for joining us for this special evening to honor Jerry and raise money for a good cause,” said Peavy. “Having an original member of the Grateful Dead on stage with us, honoring Jerry Garcia – it’s just going to make for a very memorable night and we can’t wait.”
“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 are on sale now for $60 via www.rexfoundation.org. VIP tickets are also available and can be purchased at www.rexfoundation.org. There’s both “Dugout Seats” including early access and a meet-and-greet as well as a designated VIP area on the floor of The Fillmore and “The Players Lounge” which allows purchasers to sit in the designated player and musician balcony seating area that looks over the Fillmore floor.
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