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


Run for the Roses: Anticipation

Matt Butler


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.

John KadlecikMatt Butler and John Kadlecik talk about setlists, improvisation and jamming in their various bands, and how it’s all likely to develop on December 3 at the Fillmore.


December 3 at the Fillmore Auditorium, a musical celebration benefiting Rex.

Join Us For A One-Of-A-Kind Musical Evening

Run for the Roses

A Benefit for the Rex Foundation

Celebrating the music of Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter and The Jerry Garcia Band


Tim Bluhm and Greg Loiacono of The Mother Hips plus Nicki Bluhm

John Kadlecik (Furthur), Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band), Greg Anton (Zero), Robin Sylvester (RatDog) and
Sunshine [Garcia] Becker (Furthur)

The Everyone Orchestra: An interactive improvisational experience featuring all the musicians above, plus Tim Carbone, Railroad Earth Violinist, Conducted by Matt Butler

Saturday, December 3, 2011

The Fillmore
1805 Geary Blvd., San Francisco

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Reception on the Floor with Reserved Intimate Cabaret Seating
Includes Drinks and Hearty Finger Foods, the Concert Ticket and Event Poster
Ticket Pricing:
(all but $75 is tax deductible)

American Beauty: $1,000 — Reserved Center Front Floor Seating; Acknowledged as Supporter of the Rex Annual Jerry Garcia Award (details below)

Heart O’Gold: $500 — Reserved Front Floor Seating

Rock & Roll: $200 — Reserved Floor Seats

Special Concert Only Floor Seating Ticket and Event Poster
Ticket Pricing: (all but $50 is tax deductible)

$100  — Priority Entry When Doors Open at 7:30 & Floor Seats

Click here to download the Ticket Order Form.

Just added: A few more concert-only tickets, available at Ticketmaster.com

7:30 Doors Open for Concert – Music Begins at 8:00 p.m.

 Reception/Concert Tickets available through the Rex Foundation at 415-561-3135 and www.rexfoundation.org and GDTS TOO at www.gdtstoo.com.

More About the Evening…

The three sets of music each bring their own resonance and tribute to Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter and the Jerry Garcia Band.  The Mother Hips, celebrating their 20th anniversary as a soulful California rock and roll band, and well known for their extraordinary vocal harmonies, look forward to sharing their renditions of the music, including Tim’s inspirations from his recent tour with the Rhythm Devils.  John, Melvin, Greg, Robin and Sunshine are orchestrating a very special Jerry Garcia Band tribute set.  And, Matt Butler will spice up the finale, adding his Merry Prankster spirit in with The Everyone Orchestra’s famed interactive improvisational experience to take the music to new dimensions and back.

Set up in festive cabaret style with reserved seating on the floor, The Fillmore, with its beauty and iconic connection to Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead, sets the stage for this special occasion.  At the pre-concert reception, enjoy hearty finger foods and beverages as you reconnect with friends and family. Your generous reception/concert ticket purchase of $200, $500, or $1,000, of which all but $75 is a charitable contribution, will fund Rex Foundation grant making.   As a special way to celebrate Jerry Garcia’s on-going community legacy, all of the American Beauty $1,000 tickets proceeds will be used to fund the Rex Foundation’s annual Jerry Garcia Award designed to honor and support individuals and groups that work to encourage creativity in young people.  All American Beauty contributors will be acknowledged on our website as Award Funders, beginning with the 2011 Jerry Garcia Award.  Consider organizing one or more tables of 5 and help us quickly fund the Award.

Join us on December 3rd as we come together to celebrate the music and the gifts of our collective energy.