Jubilee: A Celebration Of Jerry Garcia – Show Recap!

On Friday, March 30th, we were thrilled to host Jubilee: A Celebration of Jerry Garcia at the Ace Hotel Theatre in downtown Los Angeles which benefitted the Rex Foundation, the Jerry Garcia Foundation, and the Center For Biological Diversity. The evening featured the Jubilee House Band of Benmont Tench (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers), Sean Watkins, Tyler Chester, and Jay Bellerose and included guest performances from Mike Campbell, Amos Lee, Stephen Malkmus, Dave Hidalgo, Hiss Golden Messenger, Sam Bush, Margo Price, Josh Ritter, Molly Tuttle, Banditos, Jamie Drake, Chris Funk, Billy Strings, and Wallie Watson.

“Maybe Hiss Golden Messenger said it best, in a tweet after Friday night’s tribute to Jerry Garcia at downtown Los Angeles’ Theatre at Ace Hotel (at which lead singer MC Taylor was one of the performers): ‘Seeing Stephen Malkmus, Benmont Tench and David Hidalgo onstage together creates a hugely enjoyable cognitive dissonance.’ In this particular Dead-related case, “cognitive dissonance” was not even intended as a synonym for tripping, but just the fun of seeing celebrity fans from different disciplines focus attention on some of Garcia’s under-celebrated sides. At the end of the three-hour show, you could even say: What a long trip of strange bedfellows it’s been. ” – Variety.

Read a full recap of Jubilee A Celebration of Jerry Garcia at Variety.com!

Photos: Mark Lutzker