Dear Jerry: Let’s Play 2 announced – two concerts honoring Jerry Garcia in October

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WASHINGTON, DC – August 29, 2016 – Blackbird Presents and the Jerry Garcia Family are proud to announce
Dear Jerry: Let’s Play 2, two epic concert events honoring the diverse musical talents of Jerry Garcia. Set to take place Friday, October 14, 2016 and Saturday, October 15, 2016 in the MD/DC/VA metropolitan area, the milestone events pay tribute to the iconic musician with two-nights of unprecedented performances by an extraordinary lineup of musicians.

Tickets for

Dear Jerry: Let’s Play 2 go on sale Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 10AM ET viaticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000 and all Ticketmaster locations. Artist fan club pre-sales begin
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 12PM ET, and run through Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 10PM ET. For complete details go to http://dearjerrytwo.com.
DEAR JERRY: LET’S PLAY 2
TWO EPIC CONCERT EVENTS

NIGHT ONE

JERRY UNCOVERED: EXPLORING JERRY GARCIA THROUGH THE JGB SONGBOOK
Dear Jerry: Let’s Play 2 kicks off Friday, October 14, 2016 at Washington, DC’s DAR Constitution Hall with an evening of performances highlighting material famously played by Garcia throughout his remarkable three-decade career. Jerry Uncovered: Exploring Jerry Garcia Through the JGB Songbook, a once-in-a-lifetime concert event, will showcase Garcia’s voluminous range of styles, spanning rock to R&B, bluegrass to blues, with GRAMMY® Award-winning guitarist/vocalist Warren Haynes (Gov’t Mule, The Allman Brothers Band, The Dead) and GRAMMY® Award-winning producer Don Was serving as Music Directors, along with a stacked lineup that includes Alison Krauss, Jamey Johnson, John Medeski, Raymond Weber, and more to be announced.
NIGHT TWO –
THIS IS 30! A FULL PERFORMANCE OF A CLASSIC
JERRY GARCIA BAND SHOW FROM OCTOBER 1986 & MORE
Night two of Dear Jerry: Let’s Play 2 will be This Is 30! A full performance of a classic Jerry Garcia Band show from October 1986 & more, featuring The Avett Brothers and very special guest Warren Haynes on lead guitar and vocals. Slated for Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Fairfax, VA’s EagleBank Arena at George Mason University, This Is 30! will commemorate the 30th anniversary of Garcia’s historic return to the concert stage by recreating a classic Jerry Garcia Band show from October, 1986 as well as other Garcia classics.
“I spend a lot of time working with musicians on their passion projects. As part of that, we’ll have deep discussions about and listen to music that makes us feel something. Inevitably, most always, we end up back with Jerry. His writing, his playing, his vocals, his versatility. Listening to him just makes us feel happy to be alive – to hear his music. If I do nothing else in my career, I will continue to present Garcia’s music in ways we could only dream about. It’s the least I can do and it’s my way of thanking him. From all of us,” says Creator & Executive Producer, Keith Wortman, CEO of Blackbird Presents.
 
JERRY UNCOVERED:
EXPLORING JERRY GARCIA THROUGH THE JGB SONGBOOK
Warren Haynes
Alison Krauss
Jamey Johnson
John Medeski
Don Was
Raymond Weber
More To Be Announced
THIS IS 30!
A FULL PERFORMANCE OF A CLASSIC
JERRY GARCIA BAND SHOW FROM OCTOBER 1986 & MORE
The Avett Brothers
Warren Haynes
Special Guests To Be Announced
FOR COMPLETE DETAILS VISIT THE OFFICAL WEBSITE
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DEAR JERRY: CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF JERRY GARCIA 

Dear Jerry: Let’s Play 2 follows Blackbird Presents and the Jerry Garcia Family’s acclaimed 2015 concert, Dear Jerry: Celebrating the Music of Jerry Garcia, set for release via Rounder Records on Friday, October 14, 2016 and currently available for pre-order at http://jerrygarcia.com and http://dearjerryconcert.com.

Recorded live at Columbia, MD’s historic Merriweather Post Pavilion on May 14, 2015, Dear Jerry: Celebrating The Music of Jerry Garcia commemorates the legendary artist’s lasting impact with once-in-a-lifetime live renditions of his most beloved songs, including “Touch of Grey,” “Friend of The Devil,” “Sugaree,” “Uncle John’s Band,” “St. Stephen,” “The Wheel” and many more. Captured and presented in stunning HD with true Dolby 5.1 surround stereo, the two-and-a-half-hour concert film and companion audio recordings showcases more than 20 performances from an all-star lineup that includes 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.
Dear Jerry: Celebrating The Music of Jerry Garcia was heralded last week with a Rolling Stone exclusive, including an advance look at Bob Weir’s stellar performance of Touch of Grey.” An official concert trailer is streaming now at http://dearjerryconcert.com/trailer.
 
For complete details visit http://dearjerryconcert.com.