Jerry Garcia's 70th Birthday Event Kicks Off Tonight in San Rafael

Mill Valley resident and ex-Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir will be joined by a talented cast of musical guests in a free performance streaming live at 6:30 p.m. PST tonight from TRI Studios in San Rafael.


Bob Weir and the family of Jerry Garcia are joining forces tonight at 6:30 PST  to celebrate what would be the Grateful Dead frontman's 70th birthday. The concert, titled “Move Me Brightly” will be broadcast for free in HD video from Weir’s TRI Studios in San Rafael.

To watch the one-night-only live performace, simply visit the Studio's website.

The one-time only live performance will feature a diverse cast of performers, including Phish bassist Mike Gordon, Jeff Chimienti, Tom Petty and Heartbreakers’ keyboardist Benmont TenchJonathan Wilson and a host of others. Last week, the studio announced that indie-rockers Craig Finn and Tad Kubler of The Hold Steady, as well as Chris Tomson of the popular Vampire Weekend will also join the performance.

From indie-folk to indie-rock, Garcia has left an imprint on the minds of many contemporary artists. The show tonight is bound to have something for music lovers of all ages.

If top-notch jamming wasn’t already enough, the event will also feature exclusive interviews with some of Garcia’s contemporaries, including Marin resident Carlos Santana. David Crosby will read a tribute entitled “Cause I’m Missing Him Tonight” that he wrote specifically for the occasion. Actor Luke Wilson will take a leave of absence from Hollywood to emcee the night’s proceedings.

Mill Valley resident and Grateful Dead founding member Bob Weir . The state-of-the-art studio has the capacity to stream HD audio and video directly to the internet, creating a virtual venue where music fans can enjoy performances from just about anywhere. Every show at TRI is directed, filmed and mixed live in real-time, making each performance unique.

Lippy August 03, 2012 at 09:00 PM
I KNEW that Thursday's "Treasure Hunt" tix would be hidden at Olompali. I am kicking myself for being SO LAZY! Guess I'll just have to stay home in my underpants and watch from the Man-Cave! http://tequilawhisperer.com


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