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BRIEF: Jerry Garcia Symphonic Birthday Celebration set for Berkeley

June 5, 2014

By Jim Harrington, Contra Costa Times



June 05--Here's one that Deadheads definitely won't want to miss:

The Jerry Garcia Symphonic Birthday Celebration is set for Aug. 1 at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley.

Tickets are $39.50-$85 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Sunday through www.ticketmaster.com. For presale information, visit www.apeconcerts.com.

This orchestral program will feature interpretations of both Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia Band classics. The concert is being curated by the Garcia family and will feature the Berkeley Symphony.

The concert will also feature vocalist and immensely talented guitarist Warren Haynes, who is known for his work with Allman Brothers Band and Gov't Mule. Haynes is very familiar with the Grateful Dead songbook, having performed in the post-Garcia spinoff The Dead.

The concert marks what would have been Garcia's 72nd birthday. The master musician, who ranked as one of the greatest rock guitarists of all time, died of a heart attack in 1995.

The setting is certainly appropriate for the occasion, given that the Greek hosted so many legendary Grateful Dead shows over the years.

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