Dear Jerry: Celebrating The Music Of Jerry Garcia

Dear Jerry: Celebrating The Music Of Jerry Garcia


  • Phil Lesh & Communion

    Phil Lesh & Communion

  • Bob Weir

    Bob Weir

  • Bill Kreutzmann’s Billy & The Kids

    Bill Kreutzmann’s Billy & The Kids

  • Mickey Hart

    Mickey Hart

  • Allen Toussaint

    Allen Toussaint

  • Buddy Miller

    Buddy Miller

  • David Grisman

    David Grisman

  • Eric Church

    Eric Church

  • Grace Potter

    Grace Potter

  • Jimmy Cliff

    Jimmy Cliff

  • Jorma Kaukonen

    Jorma Kaukonen

  • Los Lobos

    Los Lobos

  • moe.


  • O.A.R.


  • Peter Frampton

    Peter Frampton

  • The Disco Biscuits

    The Disco Biscuits

  • Trampled By Turtles

    Trampled By Turtles

  • Widespread Panic

    Widespread Panic

  • Yonder Mountain String Band

    Yonder Mountain String Band


On Thursday, May 14, an extraordinary collection of music stars came together at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD, for the concert event of a lifetime, DEAR JERRY: CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF JERRY GARCIA, to honor one of the most influential musicians and cultural icons of our time. The concert event featured performances by: Phil Lesh & Communion, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann’s Billy & the Kids, Buddy Miller, David Grisman, Eric Church, Jimmy Cliff, Peter Frampton, Jorma Kaukonen, Los Lobos, moe., O.A.R., Grace Potter, The Disco Biscuits, Trampled By Turtles, Widespread Panic, and Yonder Mountain String Band.


Jerry Garcia (1942-1995) created an unparalleled legacy across the American landscape, most notably in his role as a founding member, singer, songwriter and lead guitarist of the Grateful Dead. Garcia’s unmistakable guitar tone enchanted multitudes of “Deadheads” throughout the band’s 30-year career and beyond. His work with the Jerry Garcia Band, Old and in the Way, Legion of Mary, Garcia/Grisman and projects with Merl Saunders only scratch at the surface of his musical influences as he set out to master the Great American Songbook. In June of 2015, Garcia and Robert Hunter’s collaborative partnership were recognized with an induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Unequivocally devoted to the craft of music, Garcia continues to inspire future generations through the body of work he has left behind and his creative spirit.


On October 14, 2016, Dear Jerry: Celebrating The Music of Jerry Garcia, created and produced by Blackbird Presents and the Jerry Garcia Family, will be released worldwide by Rounder in multiple formats, including Blu-ray, DVD, CD and digital download (digital download pre-sale will be available soon). Dear Jerry: Celebrating The Music of Jerry Garcia Blu-ray, DVD, CD and combo packs are available for pre-order starting August 9th.

The two & a half hour concert film and companion audio recordings feature over 20 performances from this momentous event and include:

The Wheel / Uncle John’s Band – Phil Lesh & Communion
Get Out Of My Life Woman – Allen Toussaint
Shady Grove – David Grisman
(I’m A) Road Runner – Peter Frampton
Deal – Buddy Miller
Sugaree – Jorma Kaukonen
The Harder They Come – Jimmy Cliff, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann
Fire On The Mountain – Jimmy Cliff, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann
Help On The Way/Slipknot/Franklin’s Tower – Bill Kreutzmann’s Billy & The Kids
Scarlet Begonias / I Know You Rider – The Disco Biscuits, Bill Kreutzmann’s Billy & The Kids
Loser – moe.
St. Stephen – O.A.R.
Bertha – Los Lobos & Bob Weir
Brown-Eyed Women – Trampled By Turtles
Shakedown Street – Yonder Mountain String Band
Friend Of The Devil – Bob Weir & Grace Potter
Tennessee Jed – Eric Church
Morning Dew – Widespread Panic
Touch of Grey – Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann
Ripple – Full Ensemble

Click here to visit the Dear Jery Shop and pre-order the CD/DVD/Blu-ray

Merriweather Post Pavilion MARYLAND

Creator & Executive Producer: Keith Wortman | Musical Director: Don Was