Category: Rex Benefits


Run for the Roses: A One-of-a-Kind Musical Evening Benefiting Rex

Run for the Roses: Anticipation   John Kadlecik and Matt Butler on Run for the Roses John Kadlecik and Matt Butler talk about what they’re looking forward to at Run for the Roses! Structure, Spontaneity, and Surprises Matt Butler and John Kadlecik on setlists, improvisation and jamming. Matt Butler and John Kadlecik talk about setlists, […]


An Evening of Rex Storytelling from TRI Studios: Page 1

Inspired by Jon McIntire and Mickey Hart’s idea  of having  long-standing Rex board members tell stories about Rex grants that were especially memorable to them over the years, we recently were able to put together a special occasion at Bob Weir’s TRI Studios.  Having  seen Bill Walton’s magic in eliciting great tales at the Sacramento […]


Thank You!

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS TO ALL WHOSE GENEROUS EFFORTS MADE POSSIBLE THE WHEEL “ A MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF JERRY GARCIA SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2010 “ THE FILLMORE, SAN FRANCISCO Presenting the December 4th benefit was a vital part of Rex Foundation work.  It is through events like The Wheel that we endeavor to raise funds for grant making […]


What a Night!

Thanks to all who made this event possible! We’re still amazed by the great vibes and fabulous music from The Wheel, Saturday night’s Rex Benefit at the Fillmore honoring the musical legacy of Jerry Garcia. It was wonderful to see so many old friends and meet new ones at this historic gathering of musicians. Read […]


The Wheel — A Musical Celebration of Jerry Garcia

Check out Bob Minkin’s photo gallery of this unforgettable event. — Saturday, December 4, 2010 Musical friends of Jerry Garcia since 1962 come together to play his music. Jesse McReynolds, Garrett McReynolds, Steve Thomas. Peter Rowan Blue Grass Band: Peter Rowan, Jody Stecher, Keith Little, Paul Knight. David Nelson & Friends -Electric: David Nelson, Barry […]


Scenes From the Make Believe Ball

The Rex Foundation’s inaugural Make Believe Ball, held February 18, 2010 at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, gathered a happy throng of folks who danced the night away to the legendary “Make Believe Ball” Grateful Dead concert (played in that very venue in 1975). It was a great evening of catching up […]


Make-Believe Ball at the Great American

You’re invited to the Rex Foundation’s first Make-Believe Ball! Whether or not you were at the Great American Music Hall on August 15, 1975 for the special Grateful Dead show that was later released as One From the Vault, join the Rex Foundation on Thursday, February 18 to further explore the psychedelic spirits, to dance […]


Share the Love…

We’ve been hearing from people who can’t make it to next week’s Black Tie-Dye Ball with Dark Star Orchestra in Portland, but still want to help out Rex. We’ve also been hearing from some Portland area residents who’d love to go to the Ball but can’t afford a ticket. So we had this idea: If […]


Black Tie-Dye Ball 9-25-2009 with Dark Star Orchestra

Rex Musical Caravan Benefit to Support Local Non-Profit Programs BLACK TIE-DYE BALL with Dark Star Orchestra Friday, September 25, 2009 Crystal Ballroom 1332 W. Burnside Portland, OR 97209 503-225-0047 6:00 – 7:30 pm Drinks, Food & Reception with Artists in Lola”s Room   (For Ages 21 and Over) 7:00 pm General Admission Doors open 8:00pm […]


Rex Foundation 25th Anniversary Celebration – SWEET MUSIC EVERYWHERE 12-13-2008

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2008 WARFIELD THEATRE, SAN FRANCISCO Featuring Peter Rowan with Friends & Family including The Rowan Brothers, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Crucial Reggae with legendaries Fully Fullwood & Tony Chin, and the Peter Rowan Blue Grass Band Michael Kang with Panjea Jackie Greene The Brass Mafia and more… Bring your friends and family and […]