WSLR’s 13th “Very Merry Jerry Day” in Sarasota
Break out the tie-dye and hula hoops for WSLR’s annual celebration of Jerry Garcia on Sunday, November 6th from 4-9pm. Playing guitar and singing for his band, The Grateful Dead, as well as several others, Garcia took his hippie movement from the 60’s into the 90’s, inspiring the following of millions of long-haired, tie-dye t-shirted, carefree “Deadheads.” The newly renovated patio will be hopping as The Joint Chiefs and Dead Uncle’s Ship take the stage.
Based in St. Petersburg, The Joint Chiefs are John Zias on guitars, Greg Koerner on bass, and Dan DeGregory on drums. Oh…and they all sing. Band members are veterans of Grateful Dead music featuring members of Unlimited Devotion, Gent Treadly, The Electricians and Uncle John’s Band. They have toured and recorded with members of The Band, The Grateful Dead, Phish, The Neville Brothers and many other luminaries.
Dead Uncle’s Ship is an acoustic trio made up of Ship of Fools’ Turner C. Moore (mandolin, synth and vocals), Alan Gilman (Uncle John’s Band) and Michael Pandiscio (Dead Set Florida).
Killik’s Kitchen will be on hand selling Hawaiian-inspired dishes from their food truck. This is a family-friendly event, with kids’ activities and local vendors tabling. Attendees can bring t-shirts, socks, etc. for tie-dying, but no coolers please. Come out and help us re-create the mood and celebrate the music of the Grateful Dead.
Saluting the music of the Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia
Sunday, November 6, 4pm – 9pm
525 Kumquat Court, Sarasota
Photo: Arnie’s Tie Dyes will be one of the vendors at this year’s Jerry Day.