After a newly formed partnership, The Rex Foundation and the Jake Peavy Foundation announced today their first benefit concert: Can't Stop The Train--A Tribute to Jerry Garcia, taking place Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 9 p.m. at the Fillmore. The lineup features: Jackie Greene, Col. Bruce Hampton, Cody and Luther Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars, Jeff Sipe of the Aquarium Rescue Unit, Jennifer Hartswick of Trey Anastasio Band, and Jake Peavy and his band the Outsiders, as well as other special guests to be announced at a later date.
With this incredible evening of music, The Rex Foundation and The Jake Peavy Foundation will honor the life and works of Jerry Garcia, while raising money for closely aligned missions of both foundations. The night will serve as a preamble to the following day at AT&T Park, where the Giants will host Jerry Garcia Tribute Day while taking on the Mets.
"We're thrilled to be collaborating with Jake Peavy and his Foundation on Can't Stop the Train, a tribute to Jerry Garcia," says Cameron Sears, Executive Director of The Rex Foundation. "When I first met Jake I was taken with his love of Jerry's music and his desire to make a positive impact in everything he does. Can't Stop the Train will thrill fans of the Giants and Jerry alike and will allow our respective Foundations to fund organizations in the Bay Area that are making a positive difference everyday."
"Jerry Garcia Day at AT&T [park] is always such a huge event," says Jake Peavy, founder of the Jake Peavy Foundation. "Coming to play baseball in the Bay Area, and seeing all of the enthusiasm for the Grateful Dead among the Giant's fanbase...it inspired me to do something for those fans. And what better partnering organization to team up with than the Grateful Dead's own Rex Foundation. We're honored to be a part of this event and It's going to be a very special night."
General admission tickets will be available for purchase for $60 on Friday, July 8, 2016 on www.rexfoundation.org. Doors at The Fillmore for GA will open at 8:15 p.m. on August 17th and the show will start at 9 p.m. VIP tickets are also available for $150 per ticket, which includes admission to the pre-show party at 6:30 pm. Mingle with musicians, Jake and his teammates and enjoy an open bar and hors d'oeuvres before the main show. VIP tickets can also be purchased at www.rexfoundation.org.