07/28/10

More Details: SF Giants Jerry Garcia Tribute Night August 9

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Just announced: Giants SYF  T-shirt, with proceeds benefiting Rex!

Just announced! Giants SYF  T-shirts. Supplies are limited; proceeds benefit Rex. Details here.

Dead Heads from near and far, this is a real don’t miss! It’s a chance to support the Rex Foundation while listening to some great tunes, hearing Bob Weir and Phil Lesh, along with Jeff Pehrson from Furthur, sing the National Anthem, and joining Mickey Hart and Billy Kreutzmann in a kazoo band rendition of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.”

Details are in the press release below.

Thanks and see you there! Play ball!

From the Giants press release:

The Giants will pay tribute to music legend Jerry Garcia on Monday, August 9, when they face the Chicago Cubs at 7:15 p.m.  Garcia and the Grateful Dead are synonymous with San Francisco and each year the City celebrates “the days between”– the days from Garcia’s birthday (August 1) and the day of his passing (August 9).

San Francisco’s “Dead Heads”  and music fans alike will gather at AT&T Park to pay homage to Jerry Garcia on the 15th anniversary of his passing.  Fans who purchase a special event ticket will receive a seat in the Jerry Garcia designated section at AT&T Park; a voucher for a Giants SYF baseball cap; and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Jerry Garcia and Grateful Dead inspired Rex Foundation.  Tickets can be purchased by visiting http://sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com/sf/ticketing/special_events/jerrygarcia.jsp or by calling 415-972-2233.

All fans attending the game will be treated to pre-game, live musical performances from some of San Francisco’s most popular Jerry Garcia and Grateful Dead cover bands and a home plate ceremony featuring a video tribute to Garcia with many of his family members in attendance.  Garcia’s daughter Annabelle Garcia will throw out the ceremonial first pitch,  Grateful Dead member Bob Weir will perform the National Anthem, and Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart will lead fans in a special 7th Inning Stretch celebration.  In an attempt to set an official Guinness World Record for the world’s largest kazoo ensemble, Hart will lead more than 7,000 kazoo playing fans in “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.”

The Triples Alley VIP Party has been sold out.