‘Jerry Day’ Concert Set For Sunday In San Francisco’s McLaren Park

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SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – Deadheads are expected to flock to Jerry Garcia Amphitheater in San Francisco’s McLaren Park Sunday for the 9th annual Jerry Day concert.

If you aren’t a Deadhead you might not know that San Francisco has a Jerry Garcia Amphitheater tucked away in the Excelsior District.

Each year the amphitheater pays tribute to its native son with Jerry Day.

KCBS’ Barbara Taylor:

San Francisco Supervisor John Avalos, who represents the Excelsior, said he expects a larger concert this year than previous years.

“Every year there are more and more people. I fear that in the future we will not be able to hold Jerry Day in the Jerry Garcia amphitheatre.

While a big part of Jerry Day is honoring the legendary Hall of Fame Rocker and leader of the Grateful Dead, it’s also a fundraiser for the San Francisco Parks Trust.

Admission to the concert is free but donations are encouraged.

Two Bay Area-based bands, Poor Man’s Whiskey and Front Street and Friends, will perform.

Grateful Dead organist and keyboard player Melvin Seals will also take to the stage.

Jerry Garcia died in 1995. He would have been 69 years old this week.

(Copyright 2011 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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