Category: Rex Foundation

03/23/21

Billboard Names Nadia Prescher “Change Agent” for 2021

Nadia Prescher

Billboard magazine recently published its list of “Billboard Change Agents: Leaders Stepping Up In A Year of Turmoil“–one of whom, we’re pleased and proud to report, is our own Board Member Nadia Prescher of Madison House! From her profile: Prescher led efforts to raise awareness of the need for federal relief for independent booking agencies […]

03/23/21

Spotlighting “Women Behind the Scenes in the Jam Scene”

Trixie Garcia and Deb Solomon

Check out the great article in Cash or Trade  “Saluting Women Behind the Scenes in the Jam Scene,” in which we’re happy to see a number of familiar faces! Including Rex Advisory Board Member Deb Solomon (seen here with Board Member Trixie Garcia), spotlighted for her work with Wall Street Dead aHead Networking Events. Rex […]

03/09/21

Deadhead Stories Announces Book 2!

Since it first launched in 2019, Deadhead Stories–a now-legendary compendium of crowdsourced Grateful Dead lore, culture, and tales–has sold out three printings. This has been good news not just for the lucky recipients of the books, but also for Rex, which  has regularly received contributions from Deadhead Stories sales proceeds. We’ve been able to support […]

02/17/21

Billy Strings Revisits Legendary Dead Run February 18-24

Billy Strings Deja Vu poster

It’s the 50th anniversary of the Grateful Dead’s legendary 6-night run at The Capitol Theatre in 1971. With a nod to those historic shows, Billy Strings will perform “The Deja Vu Experiment” in which the band hopes to tap into the musicianship and fearlessness that the Grateful Dead did 50 years ago, unlocking improvisational boundaries […]

12/30/20

Thank You!
A Year-End Message From Rex

Cameron Sears of the Rex Foundation

Greetings, Everyone! As the year winds down (thankfully), I want to take a moment to share the deepest sense of gratitude and appreciation for all that we have collectively accomplished in 2020. All of us here at the Rex Foundation would not have imagined the support extended to us at time when we and the […]

11/23/20

Checking in With Rex on Tales From the Golden Road

Cameron Sears with Sirius XM Grateful Dead channel logos

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

Tickets now on sale! 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!

Rex Caravan art featuring bus and happy people

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

Let The Music Play On Street Poster

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

square poster for Daze Between with Jerry Garcia photo

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/