“Jerry Week” beginning on the anniversary of Jerry Garcia’s birth on August 1
by the Jerry Garcia Band broadcast for the first time
WHAT: SIRIUS XM’s Grateful Dead Channel will feature “Jerry Week” in honor of the legendary Grateful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia showcasing music, archival interviews, and rarely heard concerts. “Jerry Week,” a Grateful Dead Channel tradition, will launch on the anniversary of Garcia’s birthday, August 1, and will end on the anniversary of his death, August 9. The nine-day long special “week” will highlight Garcia’s music--Dead songs he sang and performed as well as songs from his various side projects, including Legion of Mary, Garcia/Grisman and Jerry Garcia Band.
As part of “Jerry Week,” listeners will hear two fan recordings of live performances by the Jerry Garcia Band that have never before been released. The two performances were recorded live in 1980 and 1990.
On August 9, listeners will hear the vigil held for Garcia four days after his death in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, featuring tributes from Garcia’s family, bandmates and close friends.
Additionally, Garcia’s former wife and longtime companion, Carolyn “Mountain Girl” Garcia, has created a special program featuring her personal stories and memories of the legendary music icon for SIRIUS XM’s “Jerry Week”.
The Grateful Dead Channel’s regular shows, Today in Grateful Dead History and Tales From The Golden Road, will also feature programming devoted to Jerry Garcia.
WHERE: Grateful Dead Channel, SIRIUS channel 32 and XM channel 57
WHEN: Saturday, August 1 through Sunday, August 9
MORE: The Grateful Dead Channel is an exclusive channel that features music spanning the band's career with unreleased concert recordings and original shows hosted by band members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann. The channel also features rare archival interviews with Jerry Garcia and contributions from Grateful Dead expert David Gans and Dead archivist David Lemieux.
For more information and to get a Free Online Trial, visit www.sirius.com/gratefuldead or www.xmradio.com/gratefuldead.
August 1-9 – Jerry Week on the Grateful Dead Channel (SIRIUS channel 32 & XM channel 57)
Join in the celebration of Jerry Garcia on the Grateful Dead Channel! We’re marking the “days between” August 1st and August 9th with concerts, archival interviews, music from Jerry’s side projects, and special contributions from those inside Jerry’s closest circle. It’s Jerry Week – and it’s only on Sirius 32 and XM 57, the Grateful Dead Channel!
August 1 at 4PM ET– Carolyn “Mountain Girl” Garcia Remembers Jerry
The Grateful Dead Channel's celebration of Jerry week continues with the woman who was by Jerry Garcia’s side during much of his long, strange trip on this earth…as his wife, companion and cherished friend. She’s Carolyn “Mountain Girl” Garcia, and she’s going to share her unique perspective on a different area of Jerry’s musical career, like his bluegrass, jug band and pedal steel guitar influences! Hear Mountain Girl’s stories, as well as her shared memories with some of Jerry’s closest friends, on this special feature.
Rebroadcast Tuesday Aug. 4 at 9AM ET, Wednesday Aug. 5 at 12 midnight ET, Friday Aug. 7 at 9AM ET, Saturday Aug. 8 at 4PM ET
August 1-9 at 8AM ET and 8PM ET – Archival Jerry Garcia Interviews
During Jerry Week, we’re celebrating all aspects of Jerry Garcia – his life, his music…AND his words. Hear what Jerry has to say in archival interviews throughout Jerry Week! Each day, you’ll hear an interview at 8AM and 8PM featuring Jerry from different eras of his career with the Grateful Dead. Don’t miss it!
August 1-9 – Share Your Jerry Memories!
All throughout Jerry Week, you’ll hear special memories from those who loved Jerry Garcia – whether they are his family, friends or fellow musicians. We want you to join in the celebration! Call us at 1-877-767-DEAD and share your thoughts about Jerry with the world.
August 2 at 4PM ET – Tales from the Golden Road
Listen to a special, Jerry Week edition of Tales From the Golden Road, as your hosts David Gans and Gary Lambert discuss the man that meant so much to so many…Jerry Garcia. They’ll share stories and take calls from Deadheads like you who want to remember Jerry!
Rebroadcast Monday Aug. 3 at 9AM ET
August 9 at 10AM ET – Jerry Garcia Vigil
On the anniversary of Jerry Garcia’s passing, remember his legacy with a recording of the 1995 vigil held in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park just four days after Jerry passed. This powerful and cathartic celebration featured music, stories and poems from Jerry’s friends, families, bandmates and collaborators.
Rebroadcast Sunday Aug. 9 at 6PM ET