Dear Jerry: Celebrating The Music of Jerry Garcia Set For Worldwide Release October 14, 2016

On October 14, 2016, Dear Jerry: Celebrating The Music of Jerry Garcia, created and produced by Blackbird Presents and the Jerry Garcia Family, will be released worldwide by Rounder in multiple formats, including Blu-ray, DVD, CD and digital download. Blu-ray, DVD, CD and combo packs are available for pre-order starting today at:, and

On May 14, 2015, a remarkable array of musical artists from rock, folk, R&B, reggae, bluegrass, and country converged on Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland for a once-in-a-lifetime concert event taping to pay tribute to the enduring musical and cultural legacy of the late Jerry Garcia, one of the most influential and beloved musicians of the modern era.

The two & a half hour concert film and companion audio recordings feature over 20 performances from this momentous event by Phil Lesh & Communion, Bob Weir,
 Bill Kreutzmann’s Billy & the Kids, Mickey Hart, Eric Church, Jimmy Cliff, The Disco Biscuits, Peter Frampton, David Grisman, Jorma Kaukonen, Los Lobos, Buddy Miller, moe., O.A.R., Grace Potter, Allen Toussaint, Trampled By Turtles, Widespread Panic, and Yonder Mountain String Band. Watch the trailer here.

Captured and presented in stunning HD with true Dolby 5.1 surround stereo, the concert film and audio recordings include some of Garcia’s most beloved songs, including “Touch of Grey,” “Friend of The Devil,” “Sugaree,” “Uncle John’s Band,” “St. Stephen,” “The Wheel,” and many more.

Dear Jerry: Celebrating The Music of Jerry Garcia was created and produced by
Keith Wortman, CEO of Blackbird Presents and Grammy® Award-winning music director Don Was, who presided over the all-star house band which included: Buddy Miller, Audley Freed, Sam Bush, Raymond Weber, Matthew Rollings, Russell Pahl, Regina, Freda & Ann McCrary. Special appearances included Matt Burr, Benny Yurco, and Barry Mitterhoff.


The Wheel / Uncle John’s Band – Phil Lesh & Communion

Get Out Of My Life Woman – Allen Toussaint

Shady Grove – David Grisman

(I’m A) Road Runner – Peter Frampton

Deal – Buddy Miller

Sugaree – Jorma Kaukonen

The Harder They Come – Jimmy Cliff, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann

Fire On The Mountain – Jimmy Cliff, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann

Help On The Way/Slipknot/Franklin’s Tower – Bill Kreutzmann’s Billy & The Kids

Scarlet Begonias / I Know You Rider – The Disco Biscuits, Bill Kreutzmann’s Billy & The Kids

Loser – moe.

St. Stephen – O.A.R.Bertha – Los Lobos & Bob Weir

Brown-Eyed Women – Trampled By Turtles

Shakedown Street – Yonder Mountain String Band

Friend Of The Devil – Bob Weir & Grace Potter

Tennessee Jed – Eric Church

Morning Dew – Widespread Panic

Touch of Grey – Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann

Ripple – Full Ensemble

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