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WSLR’s Seventh Annual “Very Merry Jerry Day”

| Sande Caplin |

Saluting the music of the Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia, Sunday, August 2nd, 4 – 9pm, 525 Kumquat Court, Sarasota

Celebrating the life and legacy of Jerry Garcia, WSLR-LPFM 96.5 is hosting its Seventh Annual “Very Merry Jerry Day” on Sunday, August 3rd, from 4 – 9:00pm at 525 Kumquat Court, just north of downtown Sarasota. Featured bands will be the Must be Jelly, Not Tuna, Steve Arvey and Friends, and Kid Red and Friends (featuring the New Riders of the Purple Sage).


Must Be Jelly – 4:00-4:55pm

Not Tuna – 5:15-6:10pm

Steve Arvey & Friends – 6:30-7:25pm

kid red & friends – 7:45-8:40pm

Jamming and dancing are “grate”-ly encouraged! Food will be provided by the DaVinci’s Coffee and Gelato and Angry Mike’s Food Truck. This is a family-friendly event, with kids’ activities and local vendors tabling. Attendees can bring their own chairs and t-shirts for tie-dying, but no coolers please.

Jerry Garcia was born on August 1, 1942, and lived to become one of the most famous counterculture icons of the 20th Century. 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, sustaining a cult following that exists today and will undoubtedly go on forever. His (and the Grateful Dead’s) performances inspired the following of millions of long-haired, tie-dye t-shirted, carefree “Deadheads.” His art inspired a line of dress ties. His following’s attitude inspired Ben and Jerry (of Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream) to name a flavor after him, Cherry Garcia. In short, Jerry Garcia was a legend in his own time, up until his death on August 9, 1995.

Come out and help us recreate the mood and celebrate the music of the Grateful Dead. Tickets are $10. For more information call WSLR at 941-894-6469.

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