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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]