Sunday, August 06, 2006

It's Jerry Garcia Day Today in San Francisco

Today is Jerry Garcia Day in San Francisco. Jerry, as most of you probably know, was the leader of the Grateful Dead. He would have been 64 this week. Here is the press release on the event today:

On August 6th, 2006 the Excelsior Cultural Group, Excelsior District Improvement Association, and the San Francisco Parks Trust will present the 4th Annual Excelsior District Jerry Garcia Birthday Celebration (Jerry Day 2006) at the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, located at 40 John F. Shelley Drive. Jerry Garcia, as most people know, was one of the biggest musical icons of our time, the leader of the Grateful Dead, and a native son of the Excelsior who grew up at 87 Harrington Street. This community celebration of Jerry Garcia originated in 2002 and has since gained a wide range of support across the Excelsior District and Southeast Community of San Francisco. Due to its success we are seeing a tremendous amount of increase in the use and awareness of the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, as well as a great deal of positive press! Once again, we look forward to filling the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater with a great community event celebrating the Excelsior District's Native son - Jerry Garcia on August 6th! Stay tuned for details on some cool fundraising events in the near future. For more information (or to get involved) please feel free to contact the Jerry Day Committee at
Fiscal Sponsorship for Jerry Day is provided by the San Francisco Parks Trust
Come and celebrate the life and music of Jerry in the Excelsior District, the neighborhood where he grew up!
Created By: Hitesh N. Chudasama

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