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Just Announced! David Bromberg Joins ‘Reflections’ Roster


Now on sale: General Admission tickets! We were already pretty excited about Reflections: A Celebration of Jerry Garcia, coming up December 5 at the Fillmore in SF. Steve Kimock & Friends are putting together an unforgettable tribute to Jerry and his musical roots. Now. we’re delighted to announce that noted singer/songwriter/multi-instrumental wizard David Bromberg will be joining […]


Report From Venice


The good folks at Innovative Giving Enhancement just sent an update on last month’s Experiential Residency at the Venice Music and Art Biennales, which benefited Rex and offered an unforgettable 10 days to participants. IGE’s Michael Becker reports the event “exceeded all reasonable and even wilder expectations,” and passes along a link to an article […]


Are You Kind? The Grateful Dead’s Philanthropic Legacy

We love this article, and wanted to pass it on to you. Celebrating the Grateful Dead’s ongoing legacy of making the world better, music journalist Joanne Colangelo talks about how her 11-year-old self decided to help save the rainforests–because in 1988, Jerry Garcia said it was important. She writes: “What began with a room full […]


Bill Graham on Rex, 1989

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  We’re pleased to share with you this bit of history from the Rex benefit concerts at the Greek in Berkeley in August, 1989. Bari Scott of KPFA interviews Bill Graham, legendary concert promoter and Rex Board Member. We still miss Bill, and it’s a treat to hear him again, as he talks about Rex’s […]


Join Us for Reflections, A Tribute to Jerry Garcia

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UPDATE 11/15/15: Now on sale: General Admission tickets! UPDATE 11/4/15: David Bromberg will also perform! $125 tickets are sold out. VIP RECEPTION TICKET ORDER FORM HERE Please Join Us for Reflections,  A Tribute to Jerry Garcia Steve Kimock & Friends featuring Jeff Chimenti, Jay Lane, Bobby Vega, and many special guests A Benefit for the Rex Foundation Saturday, […]


Supporting Rex-On Wall Street

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  Once in a while you get shown the light in the strangest of places… Even Wall Street, as investor Deb Solomon discovered a few years back when she found her networking resources falling a bit short. “I needed to meet new people on Wall Street,” she recalls. “Every networking event I went to started […]


Announcing Our Latest Grantees!

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We’re delighted to announce the recipients of this year’s second round of grants (see the February 2015 grantees here), as well as the 2015 Jerry Garcia Award. Thanks to our recipients for the great work they do, and thanks to you for helping us help them!   Jerry Garcia Award Creative Alliance  $10,000 Grants 509 […]


DeadBase: Rex Musical Caravan Pioneers!

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For most of us, DeadBase needs little introduction: it’s been the go-to resource and reference for tapers, historians, archivists and other serious students of the Grateful Dead for decades. Perhaps less well known is DeadBase’s long support of the Rex Foundation, which continues with the latest edition, DeadBase 50. Co-author and longtime Rex supporter Stu […]


Grateful Dead Night With the SF Giants, 2015 Edition

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Susana Millman sends along some pix! The Giants presented Grateful Dead charities, including Rex, with $23,000 in proceeds from ticket sales. Thank you! Annabelle Garcia throws the first pitch, befriends Lou Seal. Mickey Hart accepts commemorative plaque. Bill Walton spreads good vibes, joins Mickey and Annabelle to accept check for Grateful Dead charities.


St. Louis Cardinals Support Rex!

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And now, a message from the St. Louis Cardinals! Dead Freaks Unite! Who Are You? Where are You? How Are You?! Head on down to Busch Stadium on Wednesday, September 2, as we celebrate 50 years of the Band Beyond Description. With the purchase of your special Grateful Dead Night Theme Ticket you will receive […]