Born in San Fransisco on Aug. 1, 1942, Jerry Garcia would grow up to become the legendary front-man for the era-defining band, The Grateful Dead. Passing away 23 years ago on Aug 9, 1995, just days after his birthday, this year Garcia would have been 76. Celebrating the anniversary of his birth, friends, fans, and band members are coming together to honor him with the annual special, The Days Between.

Between the date of his birth and his passing, the Grateful Dead Channel (Ch. 23) will honor his memory with full solo concerts from Jerry as well as subsequent tribute shows including The Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration featuring Warren Haynes and the Jerry Garcia 75th Birthday Concert. You’ll also hear remembrances from fellow band members and fans.

The tribute will take fans across multiple decades and stage performances. From San Anselmo, Calif. in 1973 with Merl Saunders to Hampton, Va. in 1991 with the Jerry Garcia Band, the special will give listeners a chance to enjoy some of Garcia’s greatest shows.

A few years ago at Mountain Jam 2016, Warren Haynes recounted where he was when Jerry Garcia passed away and how he came up with the first lines of his song Patchwork Quilt.

Chris Robinson, Jam ON (Ch. 29) host and frontman of The Chris Robinson Brotherhood, talked about what made Garcia so special and what he remembers from the night of his passing.

THE DAYS BETWEEN CONCERT SCHEDULE

DAY 1 – Wednesday, Aug. 1
3 am: Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band in New York City, NY 10/31/1987
12 pm: Jerry Garcia Band in Washington, D.C. 03/18/1978
9 pm: The Jerry Garcia 75th Birthday Concert 08/04/2017

DAY 2 – Thursday, Aug. 2
3 am: Jerry Garcia and John Kahn in San Rafael, CA 02/28/1986
12 pm: Jerry Garcia Band in Kean College, NJ 02/28/80
9 pm: Jerry Garcia Band in Berkeley, CA 12/31/1975

DAY 3 – Friday, Aug. 3
3 am: Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band in New York City, NY 10/28/1987
12 pm: Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders in San Anselmo, CA 07/05/1973
9 pm: Jerry Garcia Band in Palo Alto, CA 11/08/1976

DAY 4 – Saturday, Aug. 4
3 am: Jerry Garcia Band in Hampton, VA 11/09/1991
12 pm: The Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration ft. Warren Haynes 08/01/2016
9 pm: Jerry Garcia Band in Hilo, HI 05/20/1990

DAY 5 – Sunday, Aug. 5
3 am: Jerry Garcia Band in Berkeley, CA 12/31/1975
12 pm: Jerry Garcia and John Kahn in San Rafael, CA 02/28/1986
9 pm: Jerry Garcia Band in Washington, D.C. 03/18/1978

DAY 6 – Monday, Aug. 6
3 am: Jerry Garcia Band in Palo Alto, CA 11/08/1976
12 pm: The Jerry Garcia 75th Birthday Concert 08/04/2017
9 pm: Jerry Garcia Band in Kean College, NJ 02/28/80

DAY 7 – Tuesday, Aug. 7
3 am: Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders in San Anselmo, CA 07/05/1973
12 pm: Jerry Garcia Band in Hampton, VA 11/09/1991
9 pm: The Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration ft. Warren Haynes 08/01/2016

DAY 8 – Wednesday, Aug. 8
3 am: Jerry Garcia Band in Kean College, NJ 02/28/80
12 pm: Jerry Garcia Band in Palo Alto, CA 11/08/1976
9 pm: Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band in New York City, NY 10/31/1987

DAY 9 – Thursday, Aug. 9
3 am: Jerry Garcia Band in Washington, D.C. 03/18/1978
12 pm: Jerry Garcia Band in Berkeley, CA 12/31/1975
9 pm: Jerry Garcia and John Kahn in San Rafael, CA 02/28/1986

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