Recent News

07/14/15

Trixie Garcia on Fare Thee Well, Rex, and the Future

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As things wound down in the wake of the Fare Thee Well shows, Rex board member Trixie Garcia spoke with Glide Magazine about the big event, and also what’s next. Along the way, Rex came up for discussion. Excerpt: Based on the last few weeks and the whole 50th anniversary, it seems like the Dead are […]

07/13/15

Join Us in Venice!

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Yes, it’s the Rex residency in Venice, thanks to Portland-based Innovative Giving Enhancement, which has chosen Rex as this year’s partner beneficiary. Join us October 8-18 for a once-in-a-lifetime experience! IGE orchestrates experiential residencies that meld art and music in diverse international locales for benefit of artists, non profit arts organizations and local communities. In October […]

04/08/15

Rex Joins the Party in Chicago!

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As you may have heard, this Fourth of July weekend, Chicago hosts the 50th Anniversary celebration of the Grateful Dead, and it’s going to be quite a party. We’re delighted to announce the first of numerous Rex benefit events happening around town during the festivities: two concerts to kick off the weekend on Thursday, July […]

07/17/15

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 […]

07/14/15

Thanks for Two Awesome Nights!

We’re so grateful to the artists, the multitalented crew, and all of you who made it possible to share an incredible evening of music and community at Let It Rock and High Steppin’ Into Town.  Check out the photos and event coverage in JamBase! Let It Rock: The Warfield High Steppin’ Into Town: The Chicago […]

06/26/15

HeadCount Interviews Cameron Sears

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Recently the folks at HeadCount, who are hosting the Participation Row villages at the Fare Thee Well shows,  interviewed Rex Executive Director Cameron Sears about the Rex Foundation’s history. Also the tale of how he got involved with the Grateful Dead, some ensuing adventures, and how he’d like to see the Rex Foundation evolve in […]

06/17/15

Rex Joins Grantees on Participation Row in Santa Clara, Chicago

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HeadCount interviews Cameron Sears about Rex. If you’re planning to catch any of the Fare Thee Well shows in Santa Clara or Chicago, we hope you’ll stop by the Rex table and say hello. We’ll be in Participation Row, where Rex grantee HeadCount has gathered a fine bunch of Dead-related charities for you to check out. Be […]

04/10/15

Not Fade Away!

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With all the celebrations around the Grateful Dead’s 50th anniversary, we’ve just heard from the folks at NFADead50.net, who’ve taken on the mission of “Thanking the Grateful Dead for 50 Mind Bending Years!” As part of this noble goal, they’re planning a few appearances of The Chant at the Fare Thee Well shows. They’re also trying […]

02/24/15

Announcing Our First Grantees of 2015

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We’re delighted to announce the recipients of the Rex Foundation’s first grants and awards of 2015, and invite you to learn more about them. It’s our pleasure and privilege to support such great work — and it’s you and your kindness that make it possible. Thank you! 2015 Bill Graham Award Recipient: Rockhouse Foundation (kids pictured above) […]

01/30/15

Rex Announces
Fire on the Mountain
Vertical Challenge, March 20

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Some rise, some fall, some climb… To benefit the Rex Foundation at our first-ever ski race, taking place this March as part of WinterWonderGrass in Squaw Valley, CA.  Get your team together and sign up now!