08/01/11

Jerry Day: Sunday, August 7

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Jerry Day poster

Event  poster featuring art by Shane Edward Grogg is among the merchandise supporting Jerry Day.

A Rex grantee,  Jerry Day started in 2002 as a fundraiser for Crocker Amazon Playground in Jerry Garcia’s childhood neighborhood, The Excelsior District. Spearheaded and conceived by Excelsior District natives and residents, this civic and cultural event is the largest event associated with the neighborhood.

It is wholeheartedly embraced by the community, and the City and County of San Francisco, which presented it in 2009 with the  “Best Community Building Event Award.”

This year’s event takes place Sunday, August 7, at the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater in San Francisco’s McLaren Park. Bands include Melvin Seals and JGB, Poor Man’s Whiskey, Front Street and Friends, and the Fall Risk, featuring Jeff Pehrson of Furthur.

The event is free, but donations are greatly appreciated and help to keep the event going year after year.