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11/23/20

Checking in With Rex on Tales From the Golden Road

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On “Tales From the Golden Road” on the Grateful Dead Channel on SirusXM, Rex Foundation Executive Director Cameron Sears talks about Rex–and how we’ve adapted in the era of a pandemic–with hosts David Gans and Gary Lambert. How we’ve always been about “hope, community, giving back, loving your brother and sister, and helping people out […]

11/18/20

Save the Date! Rex Foundation’s Annual Benefit Concert December 12, 2020

For over a decade, Rex Foundation has gathered at The Fillmore in San Francisco to celebrate the year’s grantees and the Rex community’s efforts to support organizations doing great work across the globe. This year, we’re excited to bring the magic of The Fillmore to the virtual space for the first time, and we have […]

11/05/20

Announcing Our Grantees for 2020!

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Long, strange trip does not even begin to describe 2020. But in a year that’s been traumatic for so many, we are humbled and happy that your kind generosity has made it possible to help these groups who are doing such great work.   April 2020 Backline Care, Inc. $5,000 Backline Alliance Inc.’s mission to […]

10/02/20

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Merch Sales Benefit Rex Roadie Fund

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We’re delighted that Hardly Strictly Bluegrass has designated the Rex Roadie Fund, our collaboration with Sweet Relief to help out crew folks suffering the health and economic impacts of COVID-19. HSB’s “Let The Music Play On,” celebrating the Festival’s 20th anniversary, will be broadcast Saturday, October 3, from 2-5 p.m. Pacific/5-8 p-.m. Eastern at hardlystrictlybluegrass.com, […]

07/29/20

Daze Between Press Archive

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Brooklyn Vegan https://www.brooklynvegan.com/nine-day-jerry-garcia-celebration-livestream-happening-in-august-w-live-performances-storytelling-more/ JamBands.com  https://jambands.com/news/2020/07/24/grateful-dead-dead-company-bob-weir-and-more-to-be-featured-on-rex-foundation-and-jerry-garcia-familys-daze-between-livestream/ JamBase – https://www.jambase.com/article/jerry-garcia-family-the-rex-foundation-daze-between-livestream Live For Live Music  https://liveforlivemusic.com/news/daze-between-stream-announce/ Pollstar  https://www.pollstar.com/article/nine-day-daze-between-jerry-garcia-streaming-tribute-to-feature-grateful-dead-graham-nash-david-grisman-many-more-146118 Relix  https://relix.com/news/detail/grateful-dead-dead-company-bob-weir-and-more-to-be-featured-on-rex-foundation-and-jerry-garcia-familys-daze-between-livestream/ Rolling Stone  https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/jerry-garcia-to-be-honored-in-nine-day-livestream-event-1033774/

07/24/20

Celebrating Jerry Garcia with Daze Between

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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 […]

07/11/20

Join Jerry at the Giants Game!

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Normally about this time we’d be having some epic Rex gatherings at ball parks around the country. But this year, seriously not happening. All is not lost, however. You may not be able to cheer the San Francisco Giants from the stands during this season of distance–but you can send your avatar to hang at […]

04/28/20

In the Time of COVID-19, Rex Is Stepping Up for Musicians and Others

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Just when we’d all normally be planning a whole lot of summertime music, gatherings, and musical gatherings, along comes COVID-19, and here we are sheltering in place for what promises to be a while yet. For fans, this is pretty sad, as the party is not being taken where they need it the most. But […]

02/06/20

Our 2019 Grantees

We’re happy to share the ultimate roundup of our grantees for 2019. Thank you all for making this possible!   November 2019 Humane Society of Grand Bahama $5,000 Founded in 1968, The Humane Society of Grand Bahama (HSGB) is the island’s only animal welfare organization. HSGB addresses animal over-population and suffering through programs, ongoing education […]

01/03/20

The Ralph J. Gleason Award Origin Story

In a 1993 documentary by filmmaker Jeremy Marre (later of Anthem to Beauty) for the BBC, Jerry Garcia and Phil Lesh explain the origins of Rex’s Ralph J. Gleason Award, and we hear the music of recipients Pharaoh Saunders and David Grisman.