Celebrating Jerry Garcia with Daze Between
The Rex Foundation and The Jerry Garcia Family have announced that they will bring a cherished tradition to the virtual sphere for the first time, with the inaugural livestream event: “Daze Between,” featuring nine days of exclusive musical performances and storytelling to celebrate the life and legacy of Jerry Garcia. The event will run from August 1-9, 2020, and will benefit Rex Foundation, a nonprofit organization created by the Grateful Dead in 1984.
Daze Between is designed to be a community-wide celebration encompassing a variety of platforms and partners including Live From Out There/11Eleven Group, DayGlo Ventures / Relix, Jerry Garcia Estate, Activist Artists Management, Nugs.net, level, Keen, and Teton Gravity Research. Content will live across Nugs.net, Fans.com, Facebook, Youtube, and other channels and find a home base on www.dazebetween.com. Throughout the week, fans will have the option to donate to the Rex Foundation using text-to-give or payment options embedded within each streaming platform.
Daze Between will feature performances by: Grateful Dead, Dead & Company, Bob Weir & The Campfire Band, The Jerry Garcia 75th Birthday Band, The Jerry Garcia 75th Birthday Acoustic Band, as well as screening of Move Me Brightly, featuring Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Jeff Chimenti, Donna Jean Godchaux, Neal Casal, Joe Russo, Jon Graboff, Mike Gordon, Jim Lauderdale, Adam McDougall, Jason Roberts, Harper Simon, Josh Kaufman, Sam Cohen, Jonathan Wilson, Cass McCombs, Chris Tomson, Craig Finn, and Tad Kubler.
Additionally, Daze Between will feature new and archival performances as well as storytelling from artists including: ALO, Andy Thorn, Amigo the Devil, Amos Lee, Circles Around The Sun, Dark Star Orchestra, David Grisman, Del McCoury Band, Della Mae, From Good Homes, Fruition, Giant Panda Guerrilla Dub Squad, Graham Nash, Greensky Bluegrass, Greg Errico, Hiss Golden Messenger, Hot Tuna, Jackie Greene, Jason Crosby, Katie Skene, Keller Williams, Kitchen Dwellers, Leslie Mendelson, Marco Benevento, Midnight North, Molly Tuttle, Nicki Bluhm, Peter Rowan, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Railroad Earth, Ross James, Sandy Rothman, Seth Walker, Scott Law, Tejon Street Corner Thieves, The Infamous Stringdusters, The Record Company, Travelin’ McCourys, Twiddle, Tyler Grant & Lindsay Lou, Yonder Mountain String Band with more to be announced.
Kicking off the nine day event, Fans.com will present Rock My Soul, a day-long celebration of Jerry Garcia’s birthday on August 1st, 2020 presented by KEEN Footwear.
In traditional Dead-culture fashion, Daze Between will extend beyond the music itself, and will feature an online auction of iconic Grateful Dead memorabilia including a guitar signed by Bob Weir, copies of Jay Blakesberg’s books of photography, a complete set of Jerry Garcia-inspired posters by Chuck Sperry and more. Additionally, Teton Gravity Research will run their short film, Fire on the Mountain, which finds a cast of some of the world’s best athletes on an improvisational journey of skiing, snowboarding, surfing, and music, complete with a soundtrack comprised of only Grateful Dead music.